More attractions in Riyadh
To explore the history and culture of Riyadh, don’t miss historical landmarks such as the Masmak Fortress and Murabba Palace, which offer stunning backdrops to holiday photos. A visit to the National Museum at King Abdul-Aziz Historical Centre is also recommended. Spread across 17,000 square metres, the museum has onsite restaurants, gift shops and various exhibition halls, each focused on a different stage of evolution, such as ‘Pre-Islamic Times’, ‘Unification of the Kingdom’, and ‘Islam and the Arabian Peninsula’.
For breath-taking views of the Saudi Arabian capital, head over to central Riyadh, where you can visit the sky bridge at Kingdom Tower or the viewing platform at Al Faisaliah Tower. Both buildings are famous landmarks and contain their own shopping centres, restaurants and food courts, making them popular with local residents and tourists, especially during the weekends.
Riyadh has also received praise for its golf courses, including the Dirab Golf and Country Club, which features a 9-hole course, in addition to the main 18-hole one, parts of which are floodlit. What’s more, activities such as horse riding, swimming and tennis are also offered at the club.