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What to do in Riyadh
Riyadh is the capital city of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and it is home to numerous attractions and interesting spots. From historic landmarks to modern structures and big shopping malls to traditional souks, Riyadh will charm you with its take on tradition and innovation.
Start roaming around Riyadh and explore the city’s great culture and rich history. Travel back in time when you visit the city’s fascinating National Museum, where you can spend hours and hours observing its fantastic exhibits. Murrabba Palace Historical Centre is also a fantastic destination in Riyadh.
Bring your camera and head to Al Masmak Fort, which is Riyadh’s top tourist attraction. Take plenty of photos of this landmark’s amazing architecture, and inside you can take in the country’s history from exhibits of artefacts, photos, and more.
Find the world’s biggest integrated farm on this desert island with a free tour of Al Safi Dairy Farm. And the farm will also you give you lots of freebies! To see even more animals in the city, stop by Riyadh Zoo. Don’t forget to spend a day at the exciting Al Rawdah Park too.
Conquer the deserts of Riyadh and travel to the edge of the world at Acacia Valley’s breathtaking rock formation. You can also rent an ATV to explore the Red Sand Dunes.
Test your bargaining skills next at Souk al-Thumairi and Deerah Souk. But don’t forget to bring your wallet to Al Faisaliah Mall, Al Mamlaka shopping mall, Sahara Mall, and Localizer Mall.
Complete your Riyadh adventure by seeing stunning panoramic views of the city from the Kingdom Centre’s Sky Bridge. Get the most out of your trip and check out this list of awesome things to do in Riyadh.
When to visit Riyadh
The best time to visit Riyadh for great weather and cool temperatures is from November to March. But if you want fewer crowds during your trip, the best time to visit is from April to October. Save more money on airfare by booking your flights for September to November, because they’re the cheapest times to fly to Riyadh.
Australians need a visa to fly to Saudi Arabia and travel to Riyadh. You can apply for your tourist visa through Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Be sure that your passport is valid for at least six months on your return date to Australia, and visit Smartraveller for more info.
Travelling to and around Riyadh
After your touchdown at Riyadh King Khalid International Airport, reach the city by taxi or the free shuttle service. Travel around Riyadh by taxi, bus, hiring your own driver or booking your own tour.
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