Where to stay in Riyadh: Best areas for travelers
- Al Olaya District: Choose this area and combine your urban adventures with some time in nature. Check in at the Hotel Al Khozama, the Boudl Al-Fayha'a or the Boudl AlOlaya. From any of these places, it'll be easy to head outdoors and take in Sky Bridge.
- As Sulimaniyah: From wonderful attractions to vibrant local hot spots, there's tons to keep you occupied in this area. Explore the best of it from the OYO 121 Dome Hotel Al Olia or the Al Musafer Hotel Riyadh.
- Al Sulimania: The key ingredients for a terrific vacation are unique attractions and a comfortable place to rest your head. In this neighborhood, you'll easily find both. Book a room at the OYO 121 Dome Hotel Al Olia or the Al Musafer Hotel Riyadh and then find out what makes this place a hit with travelers.
- Al Malaz: This neighborhood is packed with many fascinating sights. Drop your belongings off at the AlMuhaidb Almalaz 7, the Neyara Almalaz 5 or the Naiara Maahad Eledara Elnsaey and then grab your camera. You'll need it for when you stop by Riyadh Zoo, Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium and Al Malaz Horse Race Track & Stadium.
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Want a vacation on the Arabian Peninsula as unique as the peninsula itself? Try Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the center of the peninsula in more ways than one. Riyadh vacations offer you a chance to explore the capital of culture, finance, and politics in this timeless kingdom. Centuries-old forts mix with modern shopping centers to give this city a timeless atmosphere, and a budding tourism campaign brings modern amenities to ensure your comfort. So why waste time? Book your Riyadh vacation packages today.
One of the great things about Riyadh is that it has something for everyone. For history buffs, a visit to the National Museum will give you a sense of the vast history of the sights you'll later see. The exhibits are informative and engaging, making them a perfect activity for the whole family. Looking into rental cars in Riyadh will allow you to hop from sight to sight more quickly, and you can follow up your visit to the museum with a trip to Masmak Citadel, a pristine example of Saudi Arabia's storied past. For a break from the heat, relax in one of Riyadh's many shopping malls. As a regional and national hub, as well as a cultural center, Riyadh is home to both local artisans and internationally renowned designers.
Recurring Festivals and Events
Riyadh hosts several annual festivals throughout the year, but some of particular note are the Janadriyah Festival (in the outskirts of the city itself), and the Riyadh Book Fair. The two-week long Janadriyah Festival is held every February/March and showcases the cultural treasures of Saudi Arabia. For bibliophiles, the Riyadh Book Fair in March is an exceptional opportunity to hear some of the premier Middle Eastern authors discuss their works, both past and present.
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