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Riyadh General Information

The massive capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is where brilliant modernity and modest tradition meet and somehow, co-exist. Riyadh is a city where the Mutawwa'in patrol the streets and usher people to prayer as luxury sedans speed by and monitor public behaviour in malls where the dishdasha and abaya-clad shop at Louis Vuitton, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and Oscar de la Renta. No other city on the planet so brazenly unites such apparent ideological poles. Ultimately, this is Riyadh’s singular pull.

As the capital and trophy city of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh is the political, commercial and cultural heart of the Kingdom. In yet another paradox, the metropolis of 7 million people is systematically chaotic and indeed, graciously hospitable to non-Muslims (who need a sponsor to visit) who display deference. Visible contrasts lurk on the skyline as well. The spectacular US$ 1 billion 99-floor Burj Al-Mamlaka, or Kingdom Centre, soars over both desert and Riyadh’s old star landmark, the clay and mud-brick Masmak Fortress.

Attractions

  • Masmak Fortress
  • National Museum of Saudi Arabia
  • King Abdul Historical Centre
  • Al Faisaliyah Centre
  • Kingdom Centre/Burj Al-Mamlaka

Activities

  • Riyadh Zoo
  • Old Dir’aiyah
  • Janadriyah Festival
  • Saudi Premier League Football
  • Desert Tours

Restaurants

  • Assaraya
  • Avadh
  • Steaky
  • The Globe
  • Il Terrazzo

Nightlife

Riyadh is devoid of nightlife in the traditional sense of the word. Saudi Arabia observes Sharia (Islamic law), which forbids the consumption of alcohol and public social interaction between single members of the opposite sex. As a result, after sunset prayers, your best bet for a night of innocent fun is to dine out at a restaurant and relax at a coffeeshop.

Climate

The arid, desert climate of Saudi Arabia can stifle unwary visitors with oppressive heat. Peak temperatures in Riyadh average well over 42°C between June and August and a summer daytime high of 50°C is not unheard of. As such, the best time to visit for most is the mild to warm winter season from December to March.

  • Winter (December to February) 9-23°C
  • Spring (March to April) 15-33°C
  • Summer (May to September) 26-44°C
  • Fall (October to November) 15-35°C

Hotels in Riyadh

33 hotels in Riyadh, SA

1 TOP Riyadh Palace Hotel

5 stars
3.0 / 5

Prince Abdulrahman Bin Abdulaziz Street Map

Featuring luxurious spaces and state-of-the-art meeting facilities in a downtown location, TOP Riyadh Palace Hotel makes an ideal base for corporate and leisure travellers in Riyadh. Holidaymakers... More

2 Golden Tulip Qasr Al Nasiriah Riyadh

4 stars
3.0 / 5

Al Mather St. - Al Nasiriah Quarter Map

Offering modern and tastefully furnished spaces positioned in the outskirts of Riyadh, Golden Tulip Qasr Al Nasiriah Riyadh makes for an ideal base for leisure and business travellers in the Saudi... More

3 Tulip Inn Riyadh

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

Al Batha Area - P.O Box 22561 Map

a 3 star downtown property with luxurious rooms, restaurant and coffee, fitness centre, swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam and massage room, barber shop, housekeeping and laundry, security More

4 Tulip Inn Al Reef

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

King Abdul Aziz Rd Map

Tulip Inn Al-Reef is a business hotel conveniently located in the heart of the Riyadh city which is surrounded by ministries, government offices, banks, universities, architectural sites &... More

5 Holiday Inn RIYADH - AL QASR

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Olaya District,King Fahd Road Map

Business and leisure travellers visiting the vibrant city of Riyadh can stay in the elegant Holiday Inn Riyadh Al Qasr, which stands amid world class business and shopping attractions. Shopaholics... More

6 Holiday Inn RIYADH - MEYDAN

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

KING FAHAD ROAD Map

Welcome the latest and newest Holiday Inn to open the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , purpose built to be an icon to this Global, well known and well loved brand, Holiday Inn Riyadh Meydan will present a... More

7 Four Points by Sheraton Riyadh Khaldia

3 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

Imam Faisal Bin Turki Street Map

Featuring modern and stylish accommodations set in the heart of Riyadh, Four Points By Sheraton Riyadh Khaldia makes for an ideal base for corporate and recreational travellers in the Saudi Arabia... More

8 Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh

5 stars
Not yet reviewed

KINGDOM CENTER Map

Luxurious Four Seasons comfort and intuitive services within the distinctive profile of the prestigious Kingdom Centre. Close to the key sites for business, as well as arts, culture and shopping –... More

9 Holiday Inn RIYADH - OLAYA

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

Olaya Street,P.O. Box 69112 Map

Business and leisure travellers visiting Riyadh can stay at Holiday Inn Olaya Riyadh where they are welcomed with professional service, top-notch facilities and an elegant home away from home. In a... More

10 Riyadh Marriott Hotel

5 stars
4.0 / 5

King Saud Road, Al Wazarat District Map

Boasting a tranquil ambience and comfortable accommodation, this property is an ideal place for business as well as leisure travellers. GeneralThis property features 53,820 square feet of total... More