Owais Souq

Teetering flea-market stalls quiver with weighty gold jewellery and beautiful fabrics. A traditional Arabic market, this is one of the most popular among locals. Prepare to barter.

  • Olaya Street

Masmak Fortress

An architectural gem dating back to the 19th century, the Al-Masmak Fortress represents the country’s unification under the rule of King Abdul Aziz. Four adobe towers enclose an ancient castle that now serves as a museum. Don’t miss the detailed design work on the forts exterior – the roofs are covered with painted palm trees.

  • Al Imam Turki Ibn Abdullah Ibn Muhammad
    Ad Dirah

Edge of the World

Adventurers should take a day trip to the “Edge of the World”. Just two hours outside the city, rock-climbing amateurs and experts visit for the sweeping valley views. Walk along the cliffs and see if you can spot any camels.

Salaam Park Riyadh

Escape the dryness of the desert at this city oasis. Here, you can enjoy generous green spaces, shady palm trees, historical monuments, play areas, fields, walkways and more. Spend an afternoon strolling around and make sure to walk past the lake before taking a boat ride around the beautiful fountain.

  • Salam Street

Owais Souq

Masmak Citadel

Salaam Park Riyadh

Edge of the World

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