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Best Things To Do in Riyadh

The city of Riyadh has preserved its history, culture, and traditions while being up-to-date with its technological and modern edge. It is one of the wealthiest cities in the Middle East that will not disappoint any of its visitors. From magnificent fort tours to soaking views from tall skyscrapers, fascinating desert safaris to exploring Riyadh’s traditional markets, Riyadh is a new tourist hub spot that should not be missed. This holiday, plan a trip to Saudi’s capital city and be ready for some mesmerising experiences.

Best Things To Do in Riyadh

Riyadh is a blend of past and present and has no dearth of awe-struck things to do. Ancient sites, traditional cuisine, modern buildings, theme parks, nearby quaint villages and so much more, Riyadh has to offer. To make your vacation worth remembering, here is an absolute list of the best things to do in Riyadh, keep scrolling through, you won’t be disappointed – 

  1. Admire Impressive Views from the Skybridge
  2. You cannot miss the Amazing Masmak Fort
  3. Adventurous Trip to Red Sand Dunes
  4. Go on a Murabba Palace Tour
  5. End Your Carvings from Riyadh’s Local Cuisine
  6. Visit the National Museum of Saudi
  7. Chill at the Al Bujairi Heritage Park

1. Admire Impressive Views from the Skybridge

Imagine admiring views from 300 meters above the city through Riyadh’s skybridge in the Kingdom Tower, sounds so unrealistic. The stunning looking tower has a bridge right on the top on the 99th floor and can be reached by a high-speed lift. Considered as one of the best viewpoints offering views across the beautiful Riyadh skyline, you should definitely add it to your Riyadh itinerary. Not only the skybridge but the tower also has a mall, cinema, jewellery stores and so much more. 

2. You cannot miss the Amazing Masmak Fort

While Riyadh being so futuristic for boasting soaring skyscrapers and having modern constructive growth, the city’s old quarter treasures a gem known as Masmak Fort. The 150-year-old Al Masmak Fortress is free to enter and explore Riyadh from an ancient perspective. The entire fort is built of mud, brick, and clay and attracts plenty of tourists. The fort plays a significant role in history and is a perfect place to explore.

3. Adventurous Trip to Red Sand Dunes

Your Riyadh tour is incomplete without visiting the popular Red Desert Sand Dunes. It is another great activity to partake in and make your holiday more entertaining. To visit the desert, all you have to do is book a desert tour and be done. Enjoy safari rides, BBQ dinner, camel rides, dance, and music shows and so much more, according to your tour inclusive. Meet and greet new people, and spend a good time in the middle of sand dunes. 

4. Go on a Murabba Palace Tour

Discover the ancient royal history of Riyadh on a Murabba Palace tour, which served as the former home and court of King Abdul Aziz. The palace displays personal belongings of the King,  photographs of meetings, historic artefacts and so much more. The architectural style of the palace is traditional Najdean style and is vastly surrounded by the lavish green gardens. Also, witness the fantastic Rolls-Royce that was gifted to King Aziz from Winston Churchill in 1946.

5. End Your Carvings from Riyadh’s Local Cuisine

One of the most delicious points of the list is to try Riyadh’s local cuisine and go on a mouth-watering culinary food tour. Food is one of those things in Riyadh you will not need to worry about. Don’t miss Saudi’s national dish, ‘Kabsa’ which is made of meat, vegetables, and rice, Falafel, Shawarma, Kibbeh, Gahwa (Arabic coffee), and Kunafah. Not only Arabian but the city has various cuisine options for everyone, including Indian, Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Chinese and more. All you foodies out there, pack your bags and hop on a plane to reach Riyadh to try some of the best delicacies all around the world.

6. Visit the National Museum of Saudi

After exploring the history of Riyadh, it’s time to head to The National Museum of Saudi and grab some knowledge about the country’s history and culture. It is known to be the best museum in Riyadh and visited by plenty of tourists and locals. The museum displays artefacts, documentations, sculptures, belongings of several Arab kings and queens, and cultural items, taking your 2 hours of exploring this 2-storey building.

7. Chill at the Al Bujairi Heritage Park

Have explored a lot of history of the city, right, but no more. The charming Al Bujairi Heritage Park is a lively place you should visit to chill, relax and admire some enchanting views. The vibrant vibes of the park invites a lot of tourists. There are various activities to indulge in, such as, exciting rides for kids, painting, pottery, calligraphy, visiting food stalls, buying souvenirs from the market, and an entire tour of the park. Don’t forget to take advantage of the Instagram-worthy photo opportunities at Al Bujairi Heritage Park and have an ideal time. 

So, do you agree that a trip to Riyadh makes for a perfect holiday opportunity? With having so much to offer to its visitors, from past and present, it gets difficult to say no. Don’t waste your time contemplating and book your tickets to fly to this astonishing destination. Saudi is all set to welcome you to build some unforgettable memories. Reach out our experts to book your Saudi package.

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