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Old Dir'aiyah, Riyadh

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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. Plan to visit Old Dir'aiyah and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Riyadh attractions using our Riyadh vacation route planner.
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  • Beautiful oasis in Riyadh, a place where to relax. One of the few places where we see whole families being together in public.
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  • the walk of the Saudi families. Not bad arranged, cafes and restaurants, a few pretty good shops. We meet people and families enough Staf good atmosphere
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  • Was rather excited to finally go and visit Diraiyah, but only so much bigger was my disappointment when we found out that 90% of the area is still being renovated and completely blocked off. The part ...  more »