Saudi National Day: What's On

Saudi National Day: What's on

 Posted on Sep 16, 2021

​Community Life would like to wish you a wonderful Saudi National Day holiday! Please note the following programs, activities, and updates for Saudi National Day:  

Updated Operating Hours:

Restaurants and Coffee Shops will mostly operate per their normal working hours during Saudi National Day. Exceptions for some Community Life facilities and services are listed below:

  • KAUST Health will be closed on Thursday, September 23 for Saudi National Day. As always, 911 emergency response and the Emergency Department operate 24/7.
  • DHL and UPS will be closed on September 23.
  • Island Recreation Club: Due to the National Day Event hosted on September 23, all daily activities, programs, and clubs at the Island Recreation Club will be canceled from 12:00 P.M. for the rest of the day. The closed areas will include gyms, fitness studios, pools, all outdoor courts, playland, yoga studio, and all community-based programs (art studio, photography studio, ceramics studio, etc.).

Special Promotions

Click the links below to review the specials offers at KAUST  this holiday weekend:

Dinner Cruise

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Join us for dinner and a cruise around the KAUST Harbor to celebrate Saudi National Day, on September 23rd. Enjoy the sea view, the serenity, and a break from the day-to-day stress from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. Dinner is traditional Saudi cuisine and the Fee for:

  • Adults and Children 6 years and over - 91 SAR
  •  5yo & below are free of charge

For more information, contact or call 8086634/8086621.

Note: Pre-registration is required 48 hours in advance.

Barbecue at South Beach

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Bring your friends and family and have fun in the sun at South Beach this Friday, September 24th. Play some volleyball, bounce around on our inflatables, or simply laze around on afloat.

A live barbecue, including a selection of burgers and sandwiches, will be available for purchase from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

For more information, visit the South Beach page or contact us: or (012)8086634

KAUST Inn Saudi National Day Offer, September 22 to September 26

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The KAUST Inn will mark the Saudi National Day celebrations with special rates to all KAUST residents. The offer applies to all KAUST Inn room types. Learn more.

Date Exhibition: September 21-23

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Government Affairs and Community Life, in cooperation with the National Center for Palms and Dates (NCPD), are pleased to hold the Saudi Dates Exhibition on September 21, 22, and 23 at the Island Recreation Club.

Dates are an iconic symbol of Arabian hospitality and an essential part of the Kingdom. The kingdom is one of the world's largest producers of dates. Explore and get to know the types of this nutritious fruit that have been a staple of the Saudi diet since ancient times. The exhibition will cover rich information about type of dates, date products, how they're grown, nutritional information, how to select dates, and more.

Saudi National Day Community Event

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Don't miss the big Saudi National Day Celebration at the Island Recreation Center on Thursday, September 23, 2021, from 3:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Learn more.

Do you have something to add to this list? contact us at

Looking forward to celebrating the Kingdom with you!

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