The city of Riyadh is both, a modern metropolis and a historical and cultural treasure. Its characteristics are diverse, ranging from the shimmering golden sand dunes, to modern shopping malls, distinctive heritage and cultural sites to urban construction panache. Such diversity makes the capital city of Riyadh the core of life and vitality in the Kingdom.
Due to the strategic location of Riyadh, it has a rich and varied history that reflects the influences of many cultures and civilizations that were established in the region. Visitors to Riyadh can travel through time and explore the most beautiful heritage and cultural sites here. For example, the historical Dir’iyah is one of the “World Heritage sites” that embraces the history of the Kingdom through its ancient buildings, old castles and historic villages such as Al Ghat Heritage Village. There are also many magnificent landscapes and natural environments to enjoy, such as Wadi Hanifa, which is by all means the most interesting natural site in Riyadh