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. Arrange to visit Old Dir'aiyah and other attractions in Riyadh using our Riyadh vacation planner.
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  • Old Dir'aiyah is a place where you can find remains of the palaces of Saudów, the population at the beginning of the formation of KSA. At the moment, shared a few buildings, a mosque (closed for unbelievers), dining, tourist information. Very good option for a trip at any time-the opportunity to picnic equipment.
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  • Business Dinner, invited by Saudi Business Partners, place is offering part of history, culture, great outing, shopping, eating or just sitting and enjoy the place.  more »
  • if you go this place you see the old riyadh, there are a lot of coffee shops and restaurants and shops in this area. don't miss it !  more »

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