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Riyadh After Dark: 5 Things To Do in the City at Night

Riyadh after dark

By Sundus Shafqat

The sun goes down; the lights go up. Riyadh after dark is a whole new world. After the sun sets, the air gets colder, the breeze becomes crisper and the city glows with vibrant colors. This makes downtown Riyadh a breathtaking view.


Now that we’ve got the night crawlers’ attention, we have put together a list of places to serve as a nocturnal guide to the city, including everything from your favorite hotspots to late night hangouts with your pals.

Bowling Parade

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The Universal Bowling Center is the place for you if you are looking for some family-friendly fun or a night out with your buddies. This place is HELLA fun!


The Fancy Car Squad

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When it comes to fancy cars, Tahlia Street is probably the best place to experience the most extravagant make-shift car parade. Lavish cars pass by with their vibrant colors and fancy gold-plated rims. To enjoy, just grab a coffee and a window seat in a café and enjoy front row tickets to Riyadh’s impromptu car show.


Late night munchies

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Don’t crave your cravings! If you are on a tight budget, places like Mama Noura or Ya Mal Asham are there for you; making the most scrumptious shawarmas for pocket change. If you have more of a sweet tooth, there are cafés and bakeries all over Riyadh. Bon appetite!


Way to Wadi

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Whether you’re seeking a barbecue night or even a hangout by the waterside, Riyadh’s wadis are on top of the list! Two of the most popular ones are Wadi AlHanifa and Wadi AlNimar. Both of them have a river crossing between a sitting area while on the other side you have an exquisite landscape of mountains. For the adventurous among you, try climbing the mountains to enjoy the alluring view.


Escape Riyadh

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Speaking metaphorically that is. There are more than a few escape rooms that exist in Riyadh. You go in with a timer (usually 60 minutes) and have to solve a mystery-filled puzzle to “escape” the room. They are downright fun! Some of these include Breakout, Escape Arabia and The Secret Room. Several of these have a couple of branches in Riyadh. It is extreme fun and refreshing; a must-go with friends!

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