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Address: Thumeiry Street, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Description: 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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Exploring Saudi Arabia history

Clean, green and well maintained archeological site. I would love to visit again...some places are renovated at this moment.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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riyadh
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

must visit place if you are in Riyadh. Arabic tradition and culture all around. located in a quite remote area

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Clean, green and well maintained archeological site. I would love to visit again...some places are renovated at this moment.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It is very nice area specially after sunset. Also, Albujairi Area connected to Old Dirayah has nice area and café

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Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Enjoy the old life and forget the current life. You will be amazed of how people lived in these mud houses. Life was very simple as they were far away from any civilization. Visit the site with your family to really make the best of it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

really if you want to see Riyadh before how it was and how people were living you should go there and expect the old city with many mud houses You should choose good time because summer time is very hot and the old city in open area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I visited on eid holidays. There were many sites to see inside this historical place. It's so clean and well maintained site. if you go much further near the dam and spot good place for BarBQ, this site so quite to hear the pin drop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A good deal of travel to reach the place, but its really worth it. it has old palaces and green patches and nice places for picnic with the family. many people come to barbeque meat in the noon and many more will be coming in the evening too. You will enjoy a lot, people play games, badminton, frisbee etc. Hardly... More 

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Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It is a Unesco World site. It is not done yet but the archectects and archeologests are doing a great job. I can't wait until it opens to the public (we had a private tour). There will be a light show like in Cairo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I visited this area about a month ago. It was really nice and I would really recommend to visit it at least once. While you are in one of the restaurants you will be able to see a nice view of OLD Deriah. Just make sure that you don't go there during summer.

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I've been walking around Old Dir'aiyah for 2-3 hours and I think it's worth visiting. The old parts are mixed with the new constructions but you still can see the adobe walls and buildings (maybe restored?). It's not a museum or an old town per se, but a part of the city that combines new with old. I arrived during... More 

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