Old Dir'aiyah, Riyadh

3.7
#3 of 7 in Historic Sites in Riyadh
Step back in time at the World Heritage Site of Old Dir'aiyah, 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 Old Dir'aiyah and other attractions in Riyadh using our Riyadh vacation planner.
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  • The ruins of the old city are listed at the UNESCO World Heritage Site and worth to visit. You will find a modern side with restaurants and shops. A bridge over the wadi road allows access to the roya...  more »
  • the promenade, garden, shops is pleasant because unusual atmosphere for Riyadh: one breathes, the layout is harmonious and airy and green. But the opening of the historical part being restored is long overdue. shame
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