Riyadh in Central Saudi Arabia has a population of approximately 4,200,000 people.
It’s located 260 miles (418 kilometers) from Bahrain, Middle East and 300 miles (483 kilometers) from Doha, Qatar.
The Riyadh area is renowned as a great destination if you love to shop so be sure to get your fix of retail therapy while you are here. Snap up a bargain, indulge in a little luxury or just enjoy people watching. At Sahara Mall and Hayat Mall there is a wide range of fashion and lunch treats. If you don’t find what you need, there is more to be found at Al Zal Market and Al Batha Market.
The National Museum of Saudi Arabia is the perfect oasis for those looking for something a little different in Riyadh. Wander the halls, see the highlights, and then ask around to uncover some of the more niche museums in the vicinity.
For those interested in settlement and military history, visit the historical defense structures dotted around this area. Be sure to see the Al Musmak Fortress, and check the signs and inscriptions for the legends about what life was like here in the early days.
One of the more popular heritage sites in this region is the Ancient Diriyah. This site gives visitors the chance to learn about an important chapter in human history. Chat to locals, get some pictures and discover the local history.
Travel through time by taking a trip to the King Abdulaziz Historical Center, one of the main historical museums. Walk the museum’s peaceful hallways and examine the centuries-old artifacts on display.
Salam Park is one of the most loved public green spaces around the city. It is a tranquil space where visitors of all ages gather to enjoy the fresh air and greenery.
One of the premier places to take the family in the Riyadh area is Al Watan Park. Laugh, learn and be thoroughly entertained at this much-loved destinations for children and parents.
If you enjoy animals, make sure you put Riyadh Zoo on your itinerary and experience an interesting collection of animals. As you meander along the paths, be sure to take note of the carefully curated garden displays which enrich the ambience of the park.