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Kingdom Centre Observation Deck

Kingdom Center is visible from any part of the city. It is one of the main attractions of Riyadh. This center belongs to the family of the ruler of the state. It was built between 1999 and 2002. Kingdom Center is a skyscraper made of glass and metal. Its facade is equipped with electric lighting. Its height is 311 meters. The building has 99 floors. Apartments, hotels, offices, restaurants, shops, a mosque, and Observatory are located there.
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You can move around the Kingdom Center using elevators and escalators. The upper part of the colossal structure has an opening. It resembles an inverted arch in shape. Many tourists call the building the "lighter", "opener" and "tower of Sauron" because of this. The Skybridge Bridge is built over it. It is an excellent viewing platform. It is open to the public from 4 pm to 11 pm on any day of the week. You can climb it to admire the city and its surroundings from a height. The most beautiful view opens at dusk.

Visit the Glass Ball of the Al Faisal Tower

The tower was built in the business center of the capital of Saudi Arabia in 2000. It is named after Al-Faisal. Its height is 267 meters. It consists of 44 floors. 30 of them are located above the ground. 14 floors are under it. There is a 5-star hotel, offices of various companies, a shopping center, and apartments of rich citizens there. If you want to enjoy the panorama of Riyadh from a height, you can visit the restaurant. It is opened in a large ball made of glass. The ball is located between the 4 corner beams of the tower. They are curved and connected at one point. Copyright
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Climb to the Television Tower in Riyadh

The 170-meter-high TV tower is located next to the building where the Saudi Ministry of information is located. It was built in 1978. You can go inside and climb to the glass-enclosed observation deck. Its appearance resembles a faceted gemstone of a large size. You can enjoy a stunning view of the city while standing on it.

Go on a Yacht Cruise

You may find it interesting to go from the city port on an exciting cruise on a comfortable yacht on the waves of the Persian Gulf. You will be able to admire the beautiful scenery of the coastal Islands. You will have the opportunity to make a stop in one of the deep-water places and go fishing during the trip. You can get all the necessary equipment directly on the ship.
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Active Leisure Options in Riyadh

You will have the opportunity to diversify your holiday in Riyadh with several options for active leisure. For example, you can ride a quad bike on the endless hot desert sands or take part in falconry. It is one of the most popular male entertainments in Saudi Arabia. If you are a fan of diving, you can take a scuba dive to the beautiful coral reefs.

Tour of the Desert City of Mada'in Salih

If you like unusual excursions, you can take a trip to the amazing archaeological area of the country between November and March. This is the uninhabited city of Mada’in Salih. It is located in the desert at a distance of 1064 kilometers from the capital. You will need to get a permit to visit the attraction. You can contact the local tour guide for help with it. An employee of any hotel in Al-ʿUla will also help you with this. This city is the closest to Mada’in Salih.
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You will walk along the concrete pedestrian paths on the territory of the archaeological complex. You will be able to explore ancient rock structures, inscriptions, and drawings. You can climb stairs to their entrances. They are made of wood. You can visit one of the sandy valleys after a tour of Mada’in Salih. They are located near an uninhabited city.
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Notable celebrations and festivals in Saudi Arabia

The birthday of the Prophet Muhammad is also a date that depends on the lunar calendar. This day is dedicated to prayers and God-pleasing deeds. Holiday dishes are also prepared. Residents of the country invite guests and go to visit. … Open
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