City Guide, Riyadh
Capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh city is the seat of government;
ministries, embassies, diplomatic missions, as well as It contains educational,
financial, agricultural, cultural, technical, commercial and social organizations.
Sightseeing in Riyadh includes checking out the numerous parks, gardens, castles,
palaces, museums and other fabulous structures and places that not only adorn the
city, but also speak volumes about the heritage, culture and history of the city
and Saudi Arabia.
Culture and entertainment
Riyadh being the capital of Saudi Arabia is also the cultural hub of the country.
The culture of Riyadh and its citizens is amply reflected thorough its music, dance
and religion. The vibrant culture of Riyadh is also visible through its numerous
festivals like the Janadriyah Festival and the Riyadh Festival for Shopping and
One of the most famous sightseeing destinations in Riyadh is the Al-Thumama Entertainment
Village. This is a major entertainment center of the city. Extremely popular amongst
the children, the entertainment center offers a wide range of games and activities
for both the young and the old. This is more of an amusement park.
Food and drink
Riyadh skillfully serves a combination of Middle Eastern and international fare
that mixes spices and flavors to produce fascinating results. The hearty meat dishes
and a striking variety of vegetarian dishes find many takers in this Saudi Arabian
The Saudi Arabian capital is one of the best shopping destinations in the country
and features an array of high-end brands in ritzy malls and lovely ethnic items
in quaint street side traditional markets. The goods bought here are free from sales
tax and, as a result, visitors can purchase some great luxury brands at rock bottom