Ad Diriyah, Riyadh

3.6
#2 of 7 in Neighborhoods in Saudi Arabia
Historic Walking Area · Neighborhood
Step back in time at the World Heritage Site of Ad Diriyah, the former capital of the emirate and home to the first Saud dynasty. The historic town dates back to as early as the 15th century and was expanded in the 18th and 19th centuries, reaching the peak of its glory under the Saudi royal family. Take a guided tour of the restored ruins to learn about the rich culture and history of the city and admire the ancient mud-brick palaces and courtyards. Arrange to visit Ad Diriyah and other attractions in Riyadh using our Riyadh vacation planner.
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  • The old capital is now a unesco world heritage site. It is located near the diplomatic quarter and the beautiful wadi hanifah. The ruins of the old mud buildings and fortifications can still be seen.....  more »
  • I guess I arrived in Saudi a little too early - before the tourist infrastructure had a chance to be properly developed. Old DIr'aiyah was one such area that was still being prepared for the...  more »
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