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Address: Al-Muraba - King Abdul Aziz Historical Center, Riyadh 11481, Saudi Arabia
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Description: The history of Islam is the major focus of this museum, which consists of...
The history of Islam is the major focus of this museum, which consists of 10 galleries, courtyards and a section that houses fancy cars and other belongings of the founding king of Saudi Arabia.
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A journey with history & tradition of Saudi Arabia

A wonderful place to visit. Arranged beautifully. Explains right from the creation of universe until present. Importance to Islamic history and the formation of Kingdom of Saudi... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A wonderful place to visit. Arranged beautifully. Explains right from the creation of universe until present. Importance to Islamic history and the formation of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A must visit place for all and children should be accompanied by people who knows history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Once in Riyadh, don't fail to write this place in your bucket list. What's the sense of your stay in the Kingdom if you wont appreciate its History :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

absolute a must, I was almost alone in the museum, but it is very interesting, exposes you to the rich history and culture of the Arab peninsula

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A very big museum with some very interesting displays. I knew very little about the region or the Kingdom itself and the museum has plenty of nice and interesting displays. It might be to do with the time of day that I went or the time of the year, but it was very quiet. There are wings covering the history... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We went here during the Eid Holidays. My wife and my son enjoyed their trip to the museum since they are just new here in the kingdom. They learned a lot of things about Saudi Arabia and how it begun. Its a must see museum when you visit Riyadh.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Its a very nice place to go if you want to know more about Saudi Arabia.History,culture and technology.Its a very big museum but you will not get lost.It has a well arranged sections.Its worth a visit especially for an expatriate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It's a nice place to visit. You going to learn a lot about the history. There are a lot of places you can visit also but this one is awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It is a nice place to visit on a holiday. Take break from the routine and catch up with culture! Many people tend to go to the malls, but this museum is nicely arranged form the start of man's history - Adam and Eve, their progress till Islamic history up to Mohammed, the about the history of KSA, discovery of... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Excellent and comparable to a Modern European Museum. Easy and logical layout, good English labelling. Broken down into sections for easy visiting. Main problem is finding out what days and times you can actually visit with your husband and finding it as there is no big sign outside. Nice modern building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love the architecture and the wide spaces they gave for picture taking. They have an audio visual room. Clean surroundings. Well-maintained place.

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Address: Al-Muraba - King Abdul Aziz Historical Center, Riyadh 11481, Saudi Arabia
Location: Middle East  >  Saudi Arabia  >  Riyadh Province  >  Riyadh

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