Old Dir'aiyah, Riyadh

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#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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  • Old beautiful project aldaryah especially bheiri Centre is a place of present combines past beautifully guest needs or alzaer sit two hours at least.
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  • It's nice to see historical sights fit hiking individuals and families a nice atmosphere during the night and contains many cafes & restaurants
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  • Old diraiyah is very common place in Riyadh region where you can enjoy to See the old places that was in the past And how people were lived .  more »

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