Go offline and have a screen-free summer with these activities.
Karting at KAEC
Go karting just got really exciting with Arrive and Drive Go-Karting, an open practice against the clock rather than a head-to-head race. The 700-meter long track consists of fast straight routes, long fast corners and a good mixture of slower corners for every kind of driver. Protective gear is provided and the staff oversees every race to ensure safety.
The track is open to the public; all that is required is a booking in advance, which will provide the visitor a security pass that allows them to enter the city without a hassle.
Each drive is for 10 minutes.
Adults (Monday – Wednesday) SR 50
Adults (Thursday – Saturday) SR 75
Juniors – SR 35
West Sky Aviation is offering classes and recreation flying trips to men and women in small planes and helicopters. Women need to abide by ministry regulations regarding female flying.
These air sports include:
- Power Parachuting
Duration: Typically 2 weeks (30 hours)
Price: Around SR 5,000 (depending on activity)
Those interested in an air trip can only do so along the Jeddah Corniche on a small plane.
Duration: 10-15 minutes
Price: SR 350
Location: Across Red Sea Mall, Malik Rd.
Geocaching: Follow the Trail
It’s a worldwide adventure that exists near you, a modern day treasure hunt. Sign up online to geochaching.com for free, find a trail you’re curious to follow, get the coordinates on your phone or GPS and then find the treasure.
You’ll find small vessels or boxes with a log inside; write your codename, return it to exactly where you found it and trade trinkets if available. The easiest way to find the many paths around town is on the Geocaching app. You can even create your own trail through the website.
Unveil the Secret in the Room
Starting in Sharqiya, The Secret Room was inspired by the many puzzle rooms existing around the globe. It begins with you being trapped in a room with many clues around, you have to find them and solve the puzzle to escape. The Jeddah branch of The Secret Room has three rooms of two different themes.
One is a Sherlock Holmes themed room and the second is a Jack Sparrow inspired room. Each room takes a team of four to six people over 15 years old. Booking can be done online.
Price: Off peak times SR 125/per person, peak times SR 150/per person
My Library Jeddah
Established in 2009 by a group of active women, My Library has continued to offer great reading programs to children of all ages. Throughout the years, it has been holding reading and story circles. Every Saturday, a puppet show is held for children and different activities take place every two weeks. Students and volunteers are always welcome.
Location: Elegant Home Building, Rawdah St.
Al Rawda Center
Al Rawda District Center has announced the commencement of its girls’ book club. It aims at fostering the importance of reading and writing for girls ages 13-21. Participants are encouraged to write and share short stories of their own as well; other activities include poetry and prose sessions, all in both Arabic and English.
Location: Tahlia St., Behind Al Tazaj
Kick Back and Relax
Lounge by Aurum Café
The café provides the perfect ambience for a summer away from the hustle of the city. Over there, guests can enjoy delicious food and fun games, they have to be over 15 years and must reserve beforehand.
The variety of games available include:
- La Tgool
- # Deal
Tel: +966-12-2906686/ +966-12-2906680 (Ext. 100)
Location: South Obhur, Malik Rd.