Riyadh is not only Saudi Arabia’s capital city, but also one of the wealthiest cities of the world. It is a perfect blend of modern and traditional. Trying to squeeze in all that this beautiful city has to offer? Make sure you visit all the best attractions for a memorable holiday.
- Wadi Hanifa
Wadi Hanifa is a 120 kilometers wadi (valley), cutting through Riyadh. It is the longest and most important valley of the city. The valley is named Wadi Hanifa after the Bani Hanifa tribe that populated the area. It was once a waste disposal site, now it’s a beautiful desert oasis. The natural water drainage in a wide area of 4,000 square kilometers is a unique scene in Riyadh’s dry region. Families come here to bask in the astonishing landscape or picnic under the palm trees.
- Al-Turaif District in ad-Dir’iyah
The UNESCO World Heritage Site represented the first capital of the country and was the original home of the Saudi royal family. This is the place to experience the authentic old city of Riyadh, where you can witness the Najdi architectural style and stroll around thousands of years of Arabian history. The area is home to Salwa palace and is the largest mud-brick city in the world.
- Riyadh Zoo
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