Get to know a little bit more about Riyadh
Both Saudi Arabia’s official capital and known as its capital of culture, this magnificent city is the largest in Saudi Arabia and in the Arabian Peninsula as a whole. It’s located in the very heart of Saudi Arabia and is a large, sprawling city that blends the beauty of the desert around it with impressive, modern infrastructure. It’s also the most populated city in Saudi Arabia with over 7.5 million people living in the area. There’s a large concentration of over 4,000 mosques in the city, numerous souks (marketplaces) and many other shopping centres to enjoy in the vibrant city centre.
Riyadh has a very diverse population as well, with Saudi nationals making up about two-thirds of the city’s population, the rest made of prominently Asian and Arab people with a small number of Europeans and Americans throughout the city, as well. It’s a youthful city, with over half the residents being under 20 years of age.
Overall, this marvellous city is the most cosmopolitan in all of Saudi Arabia, and visiting can be an immensely culturally enriching experience.
Explore the magic of Riyadh!
Riyadh is a massive city, and we know just how overwhelming it can be to decide where the absolute must-see destinations are! In order to help you with planning ahead, we’ve put together a list of some of the most incredible places in Riyadh that you need to visit. These attractions span everything from modern skyscrapers presenting you with endless shopping opportunities and magnificent views of the heart of the city to going beyond Riyadh and exploring the very Edge of the World, an unmissable geological wonder in the desert, with dramatic cliffs presenting a glorious view of the horizon and desert landscape. There’s something for everyone, and we strongly urge you to book a few days around the Summit to make the most of the location and get to fully experience the incredible city of Riyadh and all the marvels Saudi Arabia has to offer.
Want to know more about all the unmissable sights and experiences Riyadh has to offer? The articles below are incredible guides to discovering more of what this fantastic city has in store: