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Old Dir'aiyah, Riyadh

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.4/5 based on 180+ 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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  • It may take an extra 8 months before you can enjoy one of the few sights in Riyadh. It looks really promising from the distance but I can't really judge. I may have to revisit my review if I am back t...  read more »
  • If you want to visit the old city inside you will have to wait at least a year because it is under renewal, nevertheless the area around it is very nice and it is worth the visit around to have a coff...  read more »
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