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Old Dir'aiyah

Address: Thumeiry Street, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Ranked #8 of 15 Attractions in Riyadh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: These ruins of the first capital of Saudi Arabia consist of walls, houses and palaces, some of...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: These ruins of the first capital of Saudi Arabia consist of walls, houses and palaces, some of which have been restored
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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382 reviews 382 reviews
150 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This area is one of the must seen in Riyadh where you can see the history of Saudi Arabia and enjoy the place there with all services available

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This town in the north out secrets of Riyadh use to be the old capital. You can still see some of the old houses of Riyadh and you will also see a lot of renovated ones.It is an important part of Saudi history.

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Seoul, South Korea
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11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Some buildings are being restored now; but most of it in disrepair. Go during the cooler months to really explore the ruins.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

One of the historical attractions of Riyadh. The dam and the park provide a scenic view. Very good place for evening walk with family.

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Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

One of the most important tourist locations in Riyadh. The dam and the park are very beautiful. There is a very good walking track and also a hillock. It is a nice picnic spot. Many people spend their week-ends there. We can enjoy the scenic beauty and historical remains.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This area has history with the Fort and great shops if you're looking for a bargain. They charge for parking and it is pretty dirty. Best time to go is in the morning when it's quieter.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I combined this with a visit to National Museum. I think this should be seen with a guide. The town has been well kept and the work is ongoing to restore the place. Well worth a visit

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Jeddah
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15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a wonderful place to visit and not far from Riyadh, the area is currently undergoing renovation and seem its going to be much better then what it was earlier. The historical area speaks of the history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a very interesting place, it has a lot of history to offer. At the moment there is a lot going on, and for the next couple of years, they are renovating the whole area, and most likely you won't be able to get inside the archeological place. Still you can walk around and have a look at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

It is closed, but from outside, I can see a large area of old buildings. The exact location on google map is called Diriyah Historical City.

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