Saudi National Day weekend: What's on?

18 September, 2023

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

Updated Operating Hours 

  • Restaurants and Coffee Shops will mostly operate per their normal working hours during Saudi National Day. Please check this page for updates.  

  • KAUST Health will be operating normal working hours over the weekend and on Sunday, September 24 

  • UPS will be closed on September 23, 24 

Special Promotions 

Click the links below to review the special offers for the KAUST community this holiday weekend. 



Saudi National Day Traditional Cruise 

Sailing along the harbor can be a unique way to celebrate the Saudi National Day weekend. Join us on Thursday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m. for a Traditional Dinner Cruise while enjoying the stunning views of the Red Sea. 

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Saudi National Day Items for Sale at the Pop-Up Souk 

September 14 to September 24 

4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

Traditional Saudi clothes, flags, gifts, traditional artifacts, and miscellaneous items for sale at the Pop-up Souk.   


Saudi National Day Community Event

Don't miss the Saudi National Day Celebration at the Discovery Square on Saturday, September 23 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Learn about Saudi culture, history, and heritage as you enjoy traditional Arabic music, food and activities. 

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Saudi National Day Water Polo League

Bring your family and friends and let’s cap off our Saudi National weekend with a beautiful celebration of unity and community spirit.

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What’s happening in KAEC 



Our partner KAEC is offering several fun packages from September 20 – 24. Packages include a complete family holiday at the Oceana Villa, tickets to Juman Karting and Marina Canal tour, Yam beach access, and more.  

What's happening in Jeddah

There are several events happening in Jeddah too in the holiday weekend. Learn all about them on the website

Air and Naval Shows on Wednesday, September 20


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Fireworks on Saturday, September 23, starting at 9:00 p.m.

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Share photos 

Share your photos and videos by tagging @KAUST.Life  on Instagram or using #KAUSTLife 


Looking forward to celebrating the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with you! 

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