Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. A blend of ancient and modern, Riyadh entices the visitors with its ancient mosques, dazzling skyscrapers, glitzy shopping malls and wide highways. The modern metropolis of Riyadh with its historical and cultural treasure is a must-visit destination.
Best Places to Visit
Riyadh has many attractions to offer. Browse our Riyadh City Guide to see some of its important attractions including Al Murabba'a Historical Palace, City of Old Al-Dir'iyyah, Al Musmak Castle, Kingdom Centre, King Abdul Aziz Library, National Museum of Saudi Arabia, Al Faisaliah Tower, Murabba Palace and Riyadh Museum of History and Archaeology.
Best Time to Visit
The months from November through February are the ideal months to visit Riyadh. The weather is pleasant during these months. Riyadh can also be visited during late winter to spring i.e. from October to April.
Best Dining Places
A wide choice of restaurants are available for the visitors in Riyadh. Some of the best restaurants are located in the Tahila Street. Most of the restaurants here serve Middle Eastern fare and other international cuisines.
Best Airlines to Reach
Riyadh is served by King Khalid International Airport, the largest airport in the world. The national carrier Saudi Arabian Airlines keep the city well connected with different parts of the world. Other important airlines offering flights to Riyadh include British Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Air India, Emirates Airline, Air France and more.
Best Places to Stay
Whether you are looking for high-end, luxury or budgeted hotels in Riyadh, it won’t be much difficult for you to find one that suits your budget. Many places of stay are located in the business district of Olaya.