Saudi National Day weekend: What’s on?


Community Life would like to wish you a wonderful Saudi National Day! Please note the following programs, activities, and updates for the 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 closed on Thursday, September 22, for Saudi National Day. As always, the 911 emergency response team and the Emergency Department operate 24/7.

Special promotions

Check the below list for special offers at KAUST this holiday weekend:

Wayz offer

Enjoy the Wayz Saudi national day offer. Use code: 92KSA and save a 92% discount off your ride. Offer valid till September 25.

Al Marsa Restaurant

15% discount from Steak Seven, Pure, Harbor and Golf restaurants on September 22 and 23.

Campus Diner: Campus Diner: September 18 to September 23

 Ya Hala: September 22 to September 24

AlUla, Taif and Abha special packages

Kanoo Travel is celebrating Saudi Arabia’s National Day with special packages to AlUla, Abha, and Taif. Learn more.

Family Festivities at the Racquet Club

Thursday, September 22
4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Racquet Club- Here’s the map

Bring your friends and family and enjoy the afternoon in a special atmosphere with activities for all ages. There will be fun games, inflatables, movie sessions, food stalls, and more. 

Saudi Traditional Dinner Cruise

Thursday, September 22
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sailing along the harbor can be a unique way to celebrate the Saudi National Day weekend. Join us and enjoy a traditional Saudi dinner buffet, along with traditional songs and a spectacular sunset view on the Manta boat. Celebrate with us on Thursday, September 22, at a special price!

20-Minute Boat Rides in the KAUST Harbor

Thursday, September 22
5:00 7:00 p.m.
KAUST Harbor

Make this Saudi National Day holiday weekend extra special. Experience the Red Sea from the craft. The 20-minute boat rides will be offered in the KAUST harbor on Thursday, September 22. Two boats will be available, Coastline 1 and Coastline 6 for all age groups. Registration is not required. Rides will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.


  • Adults: 25 SAR
  • Child 12 years and below: 12 SAR
  • All fees are VAT Inclusive
  • Card or cash payments are available on-site


The boats will be available between 5:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. from the Al-Marsa Marina Jetty A.


For more information about available activities and facilities, visit the Marine and Watersports page. Email us your query at, or call (012)808-6621, or (012)808-6634 for more information.

Experience a golf cart tour of Safaa Golf Club

Safaa Golf Club invites you to visit the course and experience the beautiful grounds and wildlife. You will be assisted by the golf team who will drive you around the golf course.

Date: Thursday, September 22
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Booking is required and works on a first-come, first-served basis

For questions or to book, call us at 012- 808 -6158 or email

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by parents

See you at the course!

Free Bowling Day on National Holiday

Friday, September 23
10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Bowling Alley in HSC – Here’s the map

Knock some pins with your family and friends at the bowling alley in the Harbor Sports Club. Score some points and have an amazing time on the Saudi National Day with access to free bowling games. Don’t miss out!

Access to the free bowling lanes and free bowling shoe rental will be only on Friday, September 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Booking required

Pre-booking is required via Harbor Sports Club Reception at (012) 8086627 (or in-person). Maximum of 5 people allowed per lane.

Saudi National Day Items for Sale at the Pop-Up Souk: September 16 –24

Friday, September 16 to Saturday, September 24
4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Pop-up Souk

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

KAUST Inn Saudi National Day Offer, September 22 to September 24

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.

Saudi National Day Community Event

Friday, September 23
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Al-Marsa Amphitheater 

Don’t miss the big Saudi National Day Celebration at the Al-Marsa Amphitheater on Friday, September 23 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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