24 hours in Riyadh

An unforgettable glimpse into the Saudi capital

By ARBOOX Staff • February 1, 2024


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Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia, offers a captivating blend of ancient heritage and modern marvels. Come with us and make the most of your day in this wonderful metropolis.


Dive into the city's past at Masmak Fortress, a majestic mudbrick structure that witnessed historical turning points. Delve deeper at the National Museum, where interactive exhibits showcase Saudi Arabia's rich tapestry. Immerse yourself in the lively Souq Al Zal, bargaining for spices, perfumes, and local crafts.


Fuel up with a traditional lunch of mandi (slow-cooked meat and rice) at a local restaurant. Embrace the modern side of Riyadh at Boulevard Riyadh City, a vibrant hub with trendy shops, cafes, and entertainment options. Catch a glimpse of the cityscape from the iconic Kingdom Centre tower.

Kingdom Centre Tower
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As the sun sets, take a stroll through the Najd Village, a living museum depicting traditional desert life. Savor a delectable dinner at Suhail, enjoying authentic cuisine with panoramic city views. For a taste of the buzzing nightlife, try the Soho Club with its international DJs and lively atmosphere.

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