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Old Dir'aiyah

Thumeiry Street, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Excellent but not fully open

Really good and great views of old Diriyah on the far side of the Wadi Hanifa .One side of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Steve P
Sutton Coldfield, England, United Kingdom
Great Place for Family Outing

Located to the northwest of Riyadh, Old Dir'aiyah is undergoing a makeover and expansion that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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These ruins of the first capital of Saudi Arabia consist of walls, houses and palaces, some of which have been restored
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“old city” (18 reviews)
“saudi arabia” (20 reviews)
Thumeiry Street, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed yesterday

Really good and great views of old Diriyah on the far side of the Wadi Hanifa .One side of the valley has restaurants ,shops ,restored buildings and lots of space for bbq's .The other side is still undergoing restoration but from the other side of...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located to the northwest of Riyadh, Old Dir'aiyah is undergoing a makeover and expansion that provides a clear sense of the Kingdom's interest in encouraging tourism. An original capital of the Saudi Kingdom, Dir'aiyah Diriyah is considered the home of the Saudi royal family, and...More

Thank V V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent visit if you like history. The history here is great. Definitely worth travelling here. Take a Saudi friend from the area with you. Do not rely on expats for the history lesson here. The Saudis take pride in this place and...More

Thank TravelerJim1973
Reviewed 3 December 2017

It's surprising place. You do not expect such a place when you go there through the highway. They have nice coffes, restaurants.

Thank DMKGunay
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Old diraiyah is very common place in Riyadh region where you can enjoy to See the old places that was in the past And how people were lived .

1  Thank sshammari
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I have visited this place a number of times and every time, i see lot of improvement being made from my previous visits. This is a good place for a quiet family outing.

Thank ajith_cochin
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This will be superb when the public have access to the restored ancient buildings. At present this is not the case. One can glimpse the buildings but they are shut off as building work is still taking place. However there is a hub where there...More

2  Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 6 September 2017

very nice place close to the city center , where you can feel the aroma of the old Riyadh. very well build and with some very interesting places to eat at

Thank petrosP
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Good place for family picnics and spending an evening. Lots of mud building showcasing the culture. A few restaurants available nearby.

1  Thank Sriyukta
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Came here night time when it is winter. We had nice coffee and chill out, nice way to strike a pose. Few restaurants but they have store for vintage items

Thank Carol D
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5 January 2018|
Response from Debbie W | Reviewed this property |
It wasn’t when i went in Sept 17. Restaurants were open. Still nice to have a walk around but sadly disappointed that the old buildings are not yet finished being renovated and the public can’t access them
Austin C
29 October 2017|
Response from ajith_cochin | Reviewed this property |
Renovation work is still on, however the park is open for visitors, a few restricted areas, though
8 February 2017|
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Response from Kifayat U | Reviewed this property |
yes open all days of the week.