What Can You Do in Riyadh?
Saudi Arabia is currently working on becoming more tourist-friendly with many new leisure and entertainment ventures opening in the Kingdom’s capital to attract tourists from all over the world.
Shop at the Riyadh Gallery
Life in Riyadh is filled with vitality with over 4,000 mosques and numerous shopping centers that line the central core of the city. The best place to shop is at the Riyadh Gallery, a three-story shopping center filled with luxury goods and name-brand merchandise to fit quality taste, and style.
Visit the National Museum
Located in the “King Abdul Aziz” Historical Centre, Riyadh’s National Museum is the largest museum in Saudi Arabia. The museum showcases the history of Saudi Arabia, Islam, and human civilization in eight main galleries, with a collection of antiquities, sculptures, and audiovisual elements.
Take a Desert Safari Tour
While cultural facilities and historical centers are great to see when visiting other countries, there is also so much more to view and learn about. Enjoy an evening you won't forget. Take a desert safari tour and learn what the deserts of Riyadh are all about.
Where to Stay in Riyadh?
Riyadh is home to many luxurious 5-star hotels with many accommodations for travelers who enjoy the finer things in life.
Stay in the heart of Riyadh at the Intercontinental Riyadh, where 100 acres of lush gardens will surround you. Enjoy a grassy 9-hole golf course, 3 informal specialty restaurants, 24-hour room service, and a snack bar by the pool while staying at one of the most luxurious hotels in Riyadh.
Hotel Al Khozama
Located in Riyadh's elegant residential and commercial Olaya district, the Khozama hotel features ample conference and meeting space, along with 187 accommodations. Get the convenience of high-speed Internet, remote-control satellite TV, individually controlled air-conditioning, a minibar, and more.
Al Faisaliah Hotel
The Al Faisaliah Hotel Riyadh is ideally located in the residential and business area of the city. It combines sophisticated style with traditional elegance, perfectly suited for travelers with spacious accommodations, 24-hour dedicated butler service, a state-of-the-art health club, and more.
Where to Eat in Riyadh?
Heavy pedestrian traffic is based around many souks (marketplaces), public parks, squares, and restaurants offering Arabic food and various international cuisines.
Al Orjouan Restaurant
Al Orjouan is among the finest restaurants in Riyadh. This Ritz Carlton treasure is a favorite among locals and hotel guests. It includes a large 20 food station buffet brunch with international and Middle Eastern specialties and a kids club to entertain the little ones while you dine.
The Yokari is fine dining at its best, with small tables set up in close proximity, minimalist interior, and beautifully presented dishes prepared with technical precision for a delicious taste.
Hualan delivers authentic tastes of the East and traditional oriental techniques made with the highest quality international ingredients. Hualan can be found in the Centria Mall. This high-end restaurant takes cooking techniques to a whole new level of rare delicacy.
What Events to Attend in Riyadh?
Riyadh has thousands of events planned for guests visiting the city. With plenty of entertainment and activities covering everything from arts and music to theatre and food to keep you entertained and occupied while visiting Riyadh.
Enjoy the “Will Dazzle the World” event with a program of 7,500 events. Music lovers will be excited to know that 70 concerts will be featured with regional artists and international acts at the Tantora Festival.
This is Saudi Arabia’s most popular cultural event, as it embraces all the aspects of Saudi culture. For two weeks you can stroll through a heritage village located in Jenadriyah take and take a glimpse into Saudi’s past.
Colors of Saudi
The Colors of Saudi focuses on the heritage of Saudi Arabia with a large photography exhibition and art of photography to highlight it. From portrait to landscapes, you’ll discover the world of Saudi Arabia, viewed in a picture.
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