With 7.6 million inhabitants Riyadh is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia, located in the central region of the country. It is a modern city with a rich history, having been founded in the 18th century and serving as the capital of Saudi Arabia since 1932. Between the 5th and 17th century Riyadh was named Hajr.
As a major commercial and financial hub of the region, Riyadh is home to many skyscrapers, luxurious shopping malls, and modern infrastructure. It is also home to several world-renowned universities, research centers, and hospitals, attracting a diverse population of residents from all over the world.
Riyadh is known for its warm climate, with hot summers and mild winters. Despite being located in the heart of the Arabian desert, the city has a vibrant cultural scene, with numerous museums, art galleries, and cultural festivals showcasing the country's rich heritage.
The city is also home to several important landmarks, including the iconic Kingdom Tower, the Masmak Fortress, and the National Museum of Saudi Arabia. Riyadh is a popular tourist destination, offering visitors a glimpse into the fascinating culture and history of Saudi Arabia.
How to get to Riyadh
Riyadh has an international airport with flights to many international and Saudi destinations. There is also a train station with trains to Dammam.
Accommodation
Riyadh has countless hotels and other accomodation options, bookable via the international booking portals.
01 Al Faisaliyah tower 02 Riyadh skyline 03 Dahab hotel Warwick
04 Masmak fortress 05 Masmak fortress 06 Masmak fortress interior 07 Windows in Masmak fortress 08 Windows in Masmak fortress
09 Masmak fortress interior 10 Staff in Masmak Fortress offering coffee 11 Masmak fortress interior 12 Masmak fortress 13 Alsafat square
14 Alsafat square 15 Alsafat square 16 Alsafat square 17 Alsafat square 18 Masmak fortress
19 Masmak fortress and square 20 Al Imam Turki Ibn Abd Allah Ibn Muhammad street
21 National museum 22 National museum 23 National museum 24 Al Murabba area
25 Al Faisaliyah tower 26 Riyadh skyline 27 Kingdom centre skyscraper 28 Kingdom centre skyscraper
29 Reflections on Kingdom centre facade 30 Kingdom Centre mall 31 Kingdom centre skyscraper 32 Kingdom Centre mall interior 33 Kingdom Centre mall interior
34 Kingdom Centre mall interior 35 Kingdom Centre mall interior 36 Riyadh 37 Riyadh skyline with Al Faisaliyah center 38 Riyadh skyline with Al Faisaliyah center
39 Riyadh skyline with Al Faisaliyah center 40 Riyadh skyline with King Fahd road 41 Riyadh skyline with Al Faisaliyah center 42 Riyadh skyline with King Fahd road 43 Riyadh
44 King Abdullah financial center and Majdoul tower 45 Majdoul tower 46 Riyadh skyline with King Fahd road 47 Riyadh skyline with Al Faisaliyah center 48 Riyadh skyline
49 Illuminated Sky Bridge at night 50 Illuminated Sky Bridge at night 51 Illuminated Sky Bridge at night 52 Illuminated Sky Bridge at night
53 Illuminated Sky Bridge at night 54 Kingdom centre at night 55 Riyadh at night
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