Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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An amalgamation of the country’s culture, booming finance, manufacturing centre and more, Riyadh is surrounded by the arid an-Nafud desert. It is home to a unique and captivating terrain which is swiftly filling with twinkling city lights and much more. Besides the bustling city sights and rugged mountains, Riyadh offers its visitors a one of kind modern yet traditional experience.

 

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Venture into the heart of Saudi Arabia

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Explore the majestic Al Masmak Palace

An archaeological museum

Discover the city’s history in this symbolic fort like structure. This palace played a significant role in the establishment of the modern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Well-known as a historical site, the Masmak Palace has a museum inside that offers an unique insight into the city displaying artifacts, photographs and exhibits.

 

From the city centre: 13.5 km

Timings: Open 08:00 am to 09:00 pm except on Fridays, when the visit hours are 04:00 pm to 09:00 pm.

Time taken: 2-3 hours.

 

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Visit the historic Al Murabba Palace

The Founder’s Palace

Experience the beauty of traditional Arabian and Ottoman styles in this historic structure.  The Al Murabba Palace is popular amongst tourists for featuring a distinctive layout and a serene central courtyard The palace is surrounded by well-maintained gardens, adding to its aesthetic appeal. Once a residence, it is now a part of the King Abdulaziz Historical Centre and showcases his life.

 

From the city centre: About 10 km 

Timings: Open 08:00 am to 09:00 pm except on Fridays, when the visit hours are 04:00 pm to 09:00 pm.

Time taken: 2 hours.

 

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Experience new heights at the Kingdom Centre Tower

A prominent fountain

Enjoy the towering view of the city. A prominent skyscraper and one of Riyadh's iconic landmarks, the Kingdom Centre Tower offers panoramic views of the city from its observation deck. Along with enjoying the Skywalk experience, visitors can also indulge themselves at the in-house shopping mall and the luxury hotel.

 

From the city centre: 

Timings: Open 08:00 am to 08:00 pm on all days except Fridays when the visit hours are 04:00 pm to 08:00 pm.

Time taken: 1 hour.

 

Witness art at the King Fahad Cultural Centre

Explore art, exhibits, books and more at this iconic cultural centre. The King Fahd Cultural Centre is also an architectural marvel with its unique design. It houses a large library, planetarium, a fine art gallery and ‘The Royal Suite’ among other things.

 

From the city centre: About 15 km

Timings: Open 08:00 am to 08:00 pm on all days except Fridays when the visit hours are 04:00 am to 08:00 pm.

Time taken: 2-3 hours

 

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