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Address: Thumeiry Street, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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These ruins of the first capital of Saudi Arabia consist of walls, houses...

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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Amazing place

Even though the entrance to the ruins is closed until June for reformation you can walk around the area is a very good place to take nice pictures and enjoy the antiques, art... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
lasha901
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not really a fan of arabic history and architecture, but knowing that this is the nearest I've been to the biblical Israel, Mesopotamia and Egypt, i may have very well had a glimpse of what it may have been like in those times. Old Diraiyah's attractions are the structures made of dried mud mixed with reeds, which have withstood hundreds/thousands... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though the entrance to the ruins is closed until June for reformation you can walk around the area is a very good place to take nice pictures and enjoy the antiques, art and souvenirs shops also to spend the evening but is very busy at the weekends.

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Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Old Dir'aiyah (or Diriya) has been marked a historical place in Saudi Arabia, landmarks, street names, district name is written in 'brown color'. The area is under renovation and falls within the 'Wadi Hanifa' stretch terminating at the dam towards north. To the south, the stretch goes up-to Hair. How to find- continue on Fahd road towards north until after... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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25 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the old city. The city is now being developed as a heritage site. There are a few restaurants and shops selling antique articles. It is recommended that one goes through a bit of information regarding the place before hand and has a bit of time for a brief walk. Best time to visit is late evening.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I look forward to enter the city itself .. from the National Museum there is a wonderful information about the city, but the city's historic closed

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Thank Emad M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It Is a beautiful and quiet place, nature is wonderful And wonderful when you live in it You will forget Exhaustion of day Finally, the weather wonderful and different from the center of Riyadh

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Thank nancy a
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100 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old city of Dir'aiyah , it is the heart of Saudi Arabia because the kingdom ( 3rd which we are in now ) started from there .. It has been rehabilitated and devolved to be a visiting area .. It's better to read before you come so you understand the environment and the difficulties that were here .. Tour... More 

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Thank abdullahFryan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it there. One of the best historical places in Riyadh. Still under construction but I'm sure it will be something worth the visit

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Thank Heba A
Saudi Arabia
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was beautiful place. There was a lot of café and restaurants. The view was amazing, representing the old buildings style of Saudi Arabia. The best time to visit at the Early and late evening. It worth the visit

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Thank Khaledov0508
Columbus, Georgia
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36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately this place is difficult to find. Once I did find it there was nothing spectacular about it. Very Very dirty and run down just like everything in Saudi Arabia. The on bright spot is that the locals are very friendly, but they speak nothing but Arabic.

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