My trip to Riyadh was great, despite having to make two trips over the past two weekends. Janadriyah was amazing! Crowded this past Thursday, but a great opportunity to truly experience Saudi culture.
If you ever find yourself in Saudi Arabia, you must make the trip to see Riyadh. There are 3 places that you must go to if you are ever in Riyadh: the National Museum, Faisaliyah Tower and Kingdom Centre. I must say, the museum and surrounding area is amazing, you will not be disappointed. You will leave the museum with a better understanding of the Saudi culture, tradtions and history, and of course some great pictures, thats if you bring you camera.
If you are up for traditional Saudi food, you should visit Najd Village, the saleeq there is amazing! It is a great place to eat traditional Saudi food in a traditional environment.
I recommend visiting:
- National Museum
- Deira and Al Thumairi Souq
- Al Musmuk Castle
- Al Murabba Palace
- City of Old Diriyah
- Al Faisaliyah Tower
- Kingdom Centre (a.k.a Al Mamlaka Tower)
- Najd Village Resteraunt
For those who wish to attend the last week of Janadriyah, but not quite sure how to get there, it is about 30 km outside of Riyadh’s city centre, in the direction of King Fahd Airport and Thumama. You will see some road signs along the way. I will post the exact coordinates. Family times start at 4 pm, and during the day is only for men.
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