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Things to Do in Riyadh

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  • Bashir_Baba
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates172 contributions
    Nice experience to see Riyadh from top. I think it is better to see it at night too although in the day it is leas crowded . A must see when in Riyadh
    Written January 18, 2023
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  • Alipinofw
    Manila, Philippines212 contributions
    The Grand Canyon of Saudi Arabia. Well, not necessarily, but it is magnificent. A crazy 2 hour drive from the city but definitely well worth the trip.

    Tip: only go with experienced drivers are there are no roads going there. And the roads are as raw as you can get.

    Sunset view is best and if you are a group (with a very experience driver or guide) stay behind for some barbeque.

    Very raw, natural experience and definitely a place to see. You really feel you are at the edge of the world.
    Written January 27, 2023
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  • Alan Joyce
    12 contributions
    I visited this the last time I was in Riyadh. It is a brilliant museum charting the history of the country and also how it developed its oil production. The museum is large and spacious with lots of attractions and things to see. Its very clean and elegant. You can definitely spend 2-3 hours there.
    Written October 12, 2022
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  • heynavysailor
    Bath, NC94 contributions
    The original fortress, in the center of town, which was attacked and captured to start the current state of the country of Saudi Arabia. It has been well restored, maintained and presented throughout, telling the history of the Fortress and Saudi Arabia. An exceptionally presented timeline of the leadership and evets (displayed in both Arabic and English). Beautifully illuminated in the evening. A starting point for your visit in Riyadh and exploration of the many souks.
    Written January 30, 2023
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  • heynavysailor
    Bath, NC94 contributions
    Riyadh has some truly beautiful Mosques, and the Al-Rajhi Grand Mosque must rank amongst the best.

    The amazing scale and beautiful and intricate design is not overwhelming, but elegant and calming. The centerpiece chandelier is the highlight, but it is complemented by the carpets, colors and paneling which enhance the design and patterns throughout.

    Our host spoke excellent English and answered any and all of our questions regarding the nature and structure of the mosque, a prayer session and the religion of Islam. We were allowed to admire the architecture, and sit in the visitor gallery to watch one of the prayer sessions. The mosque contains prayer areas for males and females (the combined areas can accommodate over 20,000 worshipers) and houses a library, research area, lecture rooms, and conference rooms.

    This was an exceptional and rewarding educational and hospitable experience.

    A must-see and must-do when visiting Riyadh
    Written January 30, 2023
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  • nirajsomaiya
    Singapore, Singapore785 contributions
    you can see the fountain in the evening. worth a visit . the best views are from ritz carlton hotel. it is near bard the old city.
    Written December 18, 2022
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  • ghaith
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia1 contribution
    Actually the restaurant was very elegant, delicious and welcoming. The staff were very professional and friendly. Moreover, the manager Mr. Mohammed Tharoat was very helpful and professional. We met the chef Mr. Paskal and we were delighted honored to met both of them.

    Thanks for everything, the experience should be repeated and recommended for couples, business and family. The atmosphere was amazing.

    Best wishes,
    Ghaith Al-Atawi
    Written December 2, 2022
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  • Emarati_Gentle
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates37 contributions
    Unfortunately when we reached the mall it was under renovation and many shops are still closed. We only found two shops open.
    Written December 29, 2019
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  • Maureen M
    Lehigh Acres, FL36 contributions
    There is much to see at this well done museum. Plan to brose for 2 hours. I hove been several times as I take my visiting colleagues and friends there to help them get a picture of Saudi Arabia.
    Written September 24, 2022
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  • Rossella I
    Province of Genoa, Italy41 contributions
    Palm Jumeirah mall, closed to Dukes the Palm hotel and Marina Residence, full furnished mall, you will find everything you need!
    Written November 25, 2021
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  • mohamedekram
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia52 contributions
    The mall having good varity from most of international brands especially the food court having choices ..we enjoyed I HOPE restaurant @ 1st floor ( decoration & service team very good).
    Written March 18, 2020
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  • achuThiruvalla
    Dammam, Saudi Arabia354 contributions
    It’s one of the Best zoo in Saudi Arabia. Lot of Animals & Birds we saw there. We use train service inside & walk also. Better walk and see all. Snacks, juice & water we can shop inside. We enjoy it.
    Written May 5, 2022
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  • piereabounaoum
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia43 contributions
    Wherever you go in Riyadh, Tahlia will always be a place to visit when you decide to go out for lunch/dinner/coffee or anythiing; it is in the heart of Riyadh (if not the heart)
    Written January 16, 2020
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  • kuldeep D
    Bengaluru, India16 contributions
    Nice and loved the entire place. Initially it will be slightly difficult to adjust the vehicle but once done, it is a wonderful experience. Be careful though with the highs and lows of dunes.
    Written January 30, 2023
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  • Sonia S
    Tbilisi, Georgia2 contributions
    Be aware you can't try your purchased items in the store you have to buy the item and then try it in the washrooms. Which is awkward, to be honest. There are a lot of brands to choose from.
    Written December 15, 2022
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