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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  • It is a nice historical place to visit. However, it seems it only opens in the evenings since we visited during daytime on a Saturday and nothing was open. Looks really nice and good for a change from...  more »
  • Good place to visit on a weekend evening after the end of the last prayer. Lots of local families are out enjoying the cooler temperatures and catching up with each other. Some interesting local dinin...  more »
  • It does not take too much time to be there and worth spending sometime for a historical place with modern services. It would be good to plan dinner over there.  more »
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