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8 Activities You Can Enjoy As A Female In Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has lots of female-only activities and here are 8 fun ones

Posted on

15 October 2018

Last updated on 27 December 2018
Saudi Arabia

If you’re a resident of KSA or a tourist and you’re looking for activities that aren’t limiting to females in the Kingdom, then here’s the guide you need.

More often than not, people assume that only guys in the Kingdom can take advantage of all the fun activities and amenities available.

However, there are lots of fun activities that are geared towards the females of the Kingdom.

With respect to Saudi Arabia’s customs and traditions, females and males can only use the same amenities if they are family.

Otherwise, there are designated bachelor areas for Saudi males and Saudi females and they often don’t combine.

But don’t be disheartened, females living in Saudi – nationals or expats – can still enjoy a lot of female-only activities in the Kingdom.

Here are 8 activities you can choose from the next time you want to have a girl’s night:

1. Go to the movies

Saudi Arabia’s first ever cinema opened up in April of 2018 – lifting almost 35 years of cinema ban in the Kingdom. AMC was the first to open its cinematic doors to the public of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh.

And then VOX cinema was the second to operate in Saudi Arabia.

So why not grab a couple of your girlfriends and have a movie night jam-packed with popcorn, nachos and enjoy the fresh cinematic experience.

2. Go bowling

If you thought that an all-girls bowling centre did not exist, then you’re mistaken.

There’s a whole bowling centre that you can enjoy for as much as your heart desires at the Red Sea Mall.

And soon enough you’ll have show-stopping bowling skills to show off to all of your friends.

3. Go to art galleries

The best free activity you can enjoy and learn new things from is heading to Saudi Arabia’s various art galleries.

Not only is it super affordable, but you’ll get to indulge in all things art related with your best buds!

4. Go to the beach

Saudi Arabia has dedicated beaches for women only in the Kingdom and you can enjoy some soaking time in the sun thanks to these.

Grab your tanning oil and find one near you for some fun in the sun.

5. Try paintball

This one’s for the adventurous girls in Saudi Arabia – the ones that aren’t afraid to get rough and dirty.

This adrenaline-inducing activity is the best activity of a larger group of girlfriends! So why not break the routine and try something new.

6. Go to a trampoline park

If you’re looking for a great exercise and an entertainment outlet, then why not just bounce around a trampoline park.

Bounce is opening its door to the world’s first ever female-only trampoline park in Riyadh.

Try this fun activity for guaranteed giggles with your friends.

7. Go to a dance class

Saudi Arabia is filled with female only gyms and dance classes – so you can shake your hips as comfortably as you want.

So grab a friend and try a new dance class every week! Try Zumba, hip-hop and more.

8. Try a new food cuisine

If Saudi Arabia is known for anything, it’s the vast array of food options that are absolutely delicious.

From burgers to shawermas, to sushi to dessert – you’ll literally never bore of trying new cuisines in the Kingdom.