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Old Dir'aiyah, Riyadh

(3.5/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • the grades and the whole are is laid out in a beautiful scene recreating the life and the geography centuries ago...  more »
  • The site is nice and there is a Museum; You can see the old structures of the Arab Kingdom. Cannot be visited by singles the dabados because it is family day. There are restaurants and ice-cream. You can appreciate the culture local (style of life Muslim).
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  • Is history in its scents and authenticity in the root whence the first Saudi state history including Mohamed Abdul-Wahab began actual debt reform and smash the myths and fads were prevalent and pervasive in the island then Arabic place worth visiting
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