Jun 19, 2019 - Jun 20, 2019
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Where to stay in Riyadh
The capital of Saudi Arabia and the country’s financial center, Riyadh has many attractions for visitors to discover, including the downtown Al Masmak Fort – a stunning example of bygone architecture – the National Museum and Deerah Souk, where bargaining for souvenirs, clothing and spices is almost an art form.
Visitors who want to see Riyadh from a different perspective are encouraged to visit the Kingdom Tower, the third tallest of the city’s many skyscrapers, for a view from the building’s 56m-long skywalk on the 99th floor, while those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground can soak up the associated malls and dining outlets.
As expected of a city whose temperatures can at times be stifling, Riyadh is very much car-oriented with not much in the way of public transport, although a metro system is currently being constructed. When traveling, it is also always advised to carry some identification documents as you may be required to show them at check points. Taxis are reliable in the city center and women are allowed to travel as passengers although many visitors may prefer to opt for a vehicle provided by their hotel.
Riyadh City Center Hotels
A five-star choice of hotel in the city, the Four Seasons is located in the Kingdom Center in close proximity to commercial and shopping areas. As well as an upmarket business hotel, it is also popular with other visitors because of the impressive nature of the building as well as the quality of its Arabic hospitality.
Located just five minutes from the business district, the hotel is also within easy reach of historic attractions such as the Masmak Fort. For those looking for in-house attractions, the Intercontinental has its own nine-hole golf course, a bowling alley and tennis courts, while the extensive gardens provide a cooling oasis in the city.
A cheaper option when staying in Riyadh, the Novotel Suites is close to both the Kingdom Center and Centria Mall. The hotel also features a sauna, indoor swimming pool and a fitness club in the heart of the city center.
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Went there to meet my sister its like a mini dubai all international restaurants chains big brands shopping in huge malls
Saudi Arabia’s thriving capital is a must-visit. Far more accessible and friendly than we expected. The people are happy to have visitors and the government is working feverishly to develop historical sites and build infrastructure. The architecture is a highlight but the real draw, for now, is the opportunity to demystify this fascinating country.
Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia. There are many historical places to visit in Riyadh. However, because of their religion there are many prohibitions. Women cannot travel without wearing an abaya or the black clothes and hair should always be covered. Also, make sure that you take with you your marriage contract because you cannot check in in any hotel without those documents.
Nice viewing gallery at the top of the Kingdom Tower - we call it 'The Handbag'! Nice Restaurant in the tower too