Riyadh season: Groves offers a relaxing spa, shopping, entertainment and dining experience
RIYAD: One of Riyadh’s 14 season zones, the Groves, has opened its doors to visitors to experience its spa, restaurants, shops and shows.
The Groves has combined work and relaxation through a space called The House, which consists of business meeting rooms in a luxurious environment.
Siham Hassanain, managing director of the Groves, told Arab News that the area was a garden that reflected its name, which means field of trees.
She said: “Visitors can hear the sound of fountains, water and birds… the place also has a special scent. The Bosquets logo contains the four elements of life which are water, air, fire and earth.
“So I used these four elements of life in the groves. Water is like relaxation of place, fire means action and attractions, earth means food, and air means memories.
The area contains several open spaces including Al-Jalsa, an area surrounded by palm trees where visitors can view the site and learn about its various activities.
People can enjoy a number of attractions in Groves, including the Birds of Eden, an afternoon tea experience where a selection of the best teas are served in an aviary filled with live classical music. Other restaurants such as GEM.IN.I and El Lechazo offer a range of culinary delights.
Fashion enthusiasts can shop from local designers showcasing their latest collections, and dog owners and their pets can meet at Riyadh’s very first dog park, Lucaland.
Hassanain, founder of Siham International Trading Co., a Saudi company operating in the hospitality, food and beverage industry, noted that the groves were located in the city’s diplomatic quarter with stunning views of Wadi Hanifah.
“Nature and trees are everywhere. Wadi Hanifah offers a unique experience … a place of relaxation.
“Each area of Riyadh Season has its own unique experience. If you want a lively area, go to Boulevard Riyadh City. Visit Al-Murabaa to try international restaurants. If you are looking for an Arabian night experience in the desert, Riyad Oasis is the place for you.
“But the Groves are synonymous with nature, relaxation and calm, so every area has its own flavor,” she added.