Best Things To Do in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Have you ever visited a new place and felt ‘wow’ about it? For many visitors, it happens at Riyadh.

Riyadh may not be as popular as other cities in Saudi Arabia, but don’t let that fool you. Riyadh is a smaller but beautiful upcoming tourist destination that is worth a visit. You will be surprised by some of the unique things to do and places you can explore at this hidden destination.

You might wish to revisit it someday again, to take a break and relax at Riyadh.

If you have plans to visit Saudi Arabia and are not sure if Riyadh should be included in your itinerary, keep reading. In this list, we have put together some of the things to do in Riyadh and around. We have a hunch that if you include this city in your travel plans, you will be thrilled you did so.

Tourist Attractions in Riyadh

Here is the list of things to do in Riyadh and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Masmak Fortress

    Watch Tower, Historical Site, Fort

    Address: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    The Masmak Fortress is made of clay and mud-brick and is located in the heart of Saudi capital, Riyadh. Founded on stone blocks, this fortress has thick walls and four watchtowers. This old fortress was built by the prince of Riyadh Abdulrahman ibn Sulaiman ibn Dabaan around 1865 and played an important part in the country’s history as it ...Read more
  2. Kararah Lake

    Lake

    Address: Kararah Lake, Saudi Arabia

    If you like to spend some time in a quaint location alone or with your tour companions, you can pay a visit to the Kararah Lake. The location is good. The lake is situated in the middle of a desert area. The pleasing presence of the waterbed on the desert makes the whole area look magnificent. If you visit the place especially during the rainy s...Read more
  3. Edge Of The World - Escarpment

    Address: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    This  is a vertical protective embankment getting bigger approximately 500 feet above the ground in the midst of the rocky terrain. It produces a superlative view to look down.
  4. Old Diraiyah

    Address: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Old Dir'aiyah is a must visit place and has to be included in your itinerary. From here you can get a glimpse of the king’s palace which is actually built of mud.
  5. Saco

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    Saco

    Market, Specialty Shop

    Address: 12312، Al Mathar Ash Shamali, Riyadh 12312, Saudi Arabia

    SACO is a very good organization and has branches all over the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. They have huge different kinds of products which are very much needful for our home as well as our daily life with reasonable price. They serve most market segments, retailing 1.5 million SQF, carrying 45,000 items. Umbrella of brands including but not limite...Read more
  6. Sahara Mall

    Address: King Abdul Aziz Rd, King Fahd, Riyadh 12272, Saudi Arabia

    Sahara Mall is a shopping mall in the King Fahd Quarter of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It has 180 shops, a supermarket, a children's playground, eight restaurants, cafeteria, skylights, fountains, waterfalls, gardens ....
  7. National Museum

    4.4 (643 Votes)
    National Museum

    Museum

    Address: Al Murabba, King Abdul Aziz, Historical Center, Riyadh 12631 11481, Saudi Arabia

    National Museum better known as Riyadh Museum in Saudi Arabia is a prominent section of the King Abdulaziz Historical Centre. The museum showcases many replicas of different artefacts that are difficult to identify as false. There are total eight galleries in this Riyadh Museum that exhibits the cultural sides of the Arabian history ma...Read more
  8. Riyadh Zoo

    4.1 (636 Votes)
    Riyadh Zoo

    Zoo

    Address: Mosab Ibn Umair St, Al Malaz, Riyadh 12832, Saudi Arabia

    Riyadh National Zoo located in the heart of Malaz in Riyadh. The Riyadh Zoo is spread over 55 acres of land. This zoo was opened in the year 1987 and is home to more 40 species and houses over 1500 animals. Some of Riyadh zoo animals are Bengal Tiger, kangaroos, houbara bustard, harbour seals, asian and african elephants, fl...Read more
  9. Salam Park

    4.2 (659 Votes)
    Salam Park

    Park

    Address: Salam St, Salam, Riyadh 12651, Saudi Arabia

    Overview of Salam Park The Salam Park in Riyadh is considered to be one of the biggest parks in the city and is an ideal location for people looking to spend some quality time with family and kids. The park has many entertainment options like slides and merry-go-rounds. There is also an artificial lake present here where you can feed the ducks....Read more