Have the perfect weekend at Riyadh’s very own Equestrian hub.
With the weather being a perfect blend of sunshine and cool breeze, it’s time to make your way to the King Abdulaziz Race Course and feel part of Riyadh’s favorite past time.
1. Watch the Kingdom’s best stables battle it out on the track
Horse racing is one of the favorite sports in Saudi Arabia, it’s deeply ingrained in the country’s culture. Watching the horses and their able jockeys going around the track is quite an exhilarating experience. And there are regular tournaments happening throughout the season, that benefits different causes and associations. Stables try to win as much of the cups as possible in order to clinch the “Best Stable” title at the end of the season. You can watch it from the bleachers or while you enjoy a hot beverage at the Equestrian club restaurant.
2. Feast on one of the best weekend buffets in the city
This exquisite buffet serving up the finest international cuisines is on its own, worth the drive out to the race track. The ambience of the restaurant is one of the liveliest ones you’ll find in town. Apart from the lovely dishes you’ll be indulging on, you can also enjoy a panoramic view of the race course on an exclusive deck for patrons. Never worry about missing the action, you’ll be able to watch every race on the live screens inside the dining area itself. Make sure to leave room for desserts! Their sweet table is not to be missed.
DR Tip: Make sure to book a reservation well in advance.
3. Enjoy local treats and authentic traditional dishes
Who doesn’t love good ol’ fashioned Saudi cooking? Take your family and friends to the public section of the tracks and get acquainted with savory treats and local desserts that will leave you craving. It’s also a great area to let your kids wander off and they’ve even placed a play ground to make sure your children can safely play while you enjoy the race.
4. Feeling lucky? Join the weekly raffle!
All throughout the season, the Equestrian Club runs fun game on their website, where you get the chance to win cash prizes. It adds to the excitement of the season, as people from all over try to guess and pick winners for the 10 races that happen each race day.
DR Tip: Check out their website to get more details to know more about the game and get a ticket. frusiya.com
5. Revel at the marvelous landscaping and just breathe in some fresh air
The King Abdulaziz Race Course is one of the prettiest complexes in Riyadh. You can easily feel welcome, due to the amazing management, who does a great job in ensuring that the facilities are well-kept and a certain level of excellent hospitality is provided by their wonderful staff. The gardens are marvelous and you can also wander on the grounds, watch the horses and jockeys as they prance and prepare for their race. Inside the Club building, you’ll find many interesting artworks and display that gives you a glimpse of the Equestrian history in Saudi Arabia.