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Diriyah is a very interesting and old city located not far away from the capital. Travelers are recommended visit this place as they will find many fascinating attractions there. Beautiful palaces, mosques and a thick protective wall remind of the past glory of this place. Diriyah was founded in 1446 and for more than three centuries the city was the most prosperous settlement of the Middle East. In the beginning of the 19th century, the city was completely destroyed by the Turks. After that, Diriyah was carefully restored during many years, and nowadays it's a very interesting research center for scientists and archaeologists. There are also modern buildings in the capital, and they deserve close attention. Kingdom Centre is considered one of the most famous skyscrapers in Riyadh. The height of the building is 311 metres, and its 47 floors have become home for numerous offices, conference halls, sports clubs, restaurants and a five-star hotel. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Riyadh

Traditions and mentality of Riyadh

Now they can get one of the most needed jobs and work, however there is a single sex education in the country so local women-students visit classes separately from men. Local residents are noted for their hospitality, so an invitation to enter their houses must be interpreted as the highest respect. Commonly guests are received in a male part of the house. Each house is equipped with a special room for guests. Being … Open

Travel guide to Riyadh

The most beautiful religious monument is Al-Madi Mosque built of red brick. Its walls remained unplastered while the construction, which gives the building such an unusual appearance. The interior design of the mosque is very interesting. It has traditional locals patterns. In the evening, the building is complemented by a spectacular artistic illumination. The most popular tourist attraction is the Riyadh TV Tower. … Open

Advices for travellers

9. The only day off of all city establishments is Friday. A shortened working day is considered to be Thursday, on Thursdays all the shops and banks can be closed already at 12:00-13:00. 8. Most local shops don’t have a standard working schedule. They usually open at 9 am or earlier and serve clients until 8-9 pm. Some shops can have a lunch break during a day which may last for three hours. … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Pizza fans will like to visit the La Piazza restaurant being one of the most romantic gastronomy establishments of the city. Apart from an exciting choice of pizzas the guests can choose various salads and main course from a rich menu, the restaurant is a perfect place for organization of different festive events. Among the restaurants of Japanese cuisine city guests give preference to the Tokyo eating house. A big … Open

Attractions and active leisure

Active leisure enthusiasts will like the 1st Paintball center providing the best facilities to enjoy this popular entertainment. Excellent grounds and a good assortment of equipment and gears are available for its visitors. People giving preference to horse riding should visit the Equestrian Club. The club has its own horse riding school, moreover regular tours to the most interesting and scenic nature areas of the … Open

Cultural excursion through Riyadh - things to see

The heritage center is hosted in the halls of the fort, inviting tourists to explore priceless historical artifacts. The Er-Riyad Museum is a remarkable cultural object. One of its halls keeps a wide collection of archeological artifacts, some of them date back to the Bronze Age. The ethnographic hall performs a collection of cultic attributes, weapons and custom things. The hall of Islamic architecture represents … Open

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