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Riyadh is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. It is both a modern metropolis which is rich in cultural and historical treasures. It is one of the wealthiest cities in the world which is decorated with high rise skyscrapers, shimmering golden sand dunes, home to Saudi Arabia’s best museums, modern shopping malls, some of the finest hotels and restaurants and world heritage site that relates the Kingdom’s genesis story. It is a city which is full of life and distinctive heritage which all make it one of the most sought after tourist destination as well. So if you want to enjoy a great holiday trip then just don’t miss the opportunity and fly to Riyadh now.
There are lots of things to see and do in this beautiful city that make you occupied. Visit Al Masmak Fort made up of clay and mud-bricks once played a significant role in the history of Kingdom. Now, this old castle was turned into a museum is one of its major attractions. If you love shopping and do not shy to haggle then do visit the Deerah souk which is located behind the Al Masmak Fort is the best place to buy souvenirs for your family and friends. To capture the bird-eye view of the city do visit the Sky Bridge at Kingdom Center which is the third tallest skyscraper in Riyadh offers you the panoramic views of the city. If you love adventure and thrill then head to Red Sand Dunes. Rent an ATV and enjoy some picnic or barbecue with the magnificent view of Tuwaiq Escarpment on the backdrop. There is no better way to understand Saudi Arabia than by visiting the National Museum which is divided into eight well-designed halls and offers a wide display of antiques, manuscripts, miniatures and artifacts. Don’t miss a walk at the historical Diriyah, a UNESCO World Heritage site which was the first original home of the Saudi Royal family.
Riyadh is an extremely hot city with dry summers and sand blowing around the city. July and August are the hottest months with scorching heat where as the winters experience the cold temperature showcasing the extreme weather of the region. If you want to enjoy maximum on your holidays then the best time to visit Riyadh is October to March when you enjoy sightseeing and exploring Riyadh.
Those who are looking for an exciting holiday trip to Riyadh can book cheap flights to Riyadh offered by several airlines such as Gulf Air, Saudia Airlines, British Airways, Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Egypt Air, MEA, Aegean Airlines, Emirates, Air France, Kuwait Airways, Philippine Airlines, Alitalia and Ethiopian Airlines. There are 13 direct flights from London, United Kingdom to Riyadh. British Airways provide 53% of nonstop flights between both the destinations.
Saudi Arabia is a common travel destination mainly for those who are on a religious pilgrimage. There are few things that one should keep in mind before travelling here. One should avoid too bright and provoking clothes even married couples should avoid hand in hand walking in the city. All women should wear Abaya in public while headscarf is not strictly required. Avoid alcohol as being drunk in public is considered a serious offense. The only day off of all the city establishments is Friday.
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