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Welcome to Riyadh

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You're Going to Love Riyadh

Riyadh is a sprawling city of 6.5 million, the capital of Saudi Arabia, and a major financial and administrative center of the nation. You'll find it a busy and very modern place, with much to offer the curious traveler.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Riyadh

When to Visit Riyadh

With the hot desert climate, the most popular time to visit is in winter, between November and March, when there is often a little rain, in contrast with the very hot, dry summer.

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How to Get to Riyadh

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Where to Stay in Riyadh

Stay in contemporary luxury at the Al Faisaliah Hotel, a 5-star property with a stylish Italian restaurant. The Nassma Hotel Apartments offers furnished units with kitchenettes and a living room area.

Popular Neighborhoods in Riyadh

Where to stay in popular areas of Riyadh

Most booked hotels in Riyadh

How to Get Around Riyadh

The Cost of Living in Riyadh

Shopping Streets

You'll find many of the city's large shopping malls on Olaya Road and Tahlia Street. The large Souq al-Thumairi is located next to the Masmak Fort.

Groceries and Other

Hyperpanda and Carrefour are found throughout the city. A quart of milk costs about SR4.20, and a dozen eggs is about SR6.65.

Cheap meal
Cheap meal
$7.58
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
$83.32
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
$0.84
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$4.54

Where to Eat in Riyadh

Eat local at the Najd Village, which is designed just like a typical desert village and offers classic Middle Eastern dishes like kabsa. Mains start at SR15, with set menus from SR100. Located in the Al Faisaliah Tower, the Globe offers international cuisine and great views of the city starting at SR100.