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Wadi Hanifah

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Address: West of Al Diriyah, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Fantastic just after rain

On the skirt of the city of Riyadh, take your family during or just after a heavy rain, you will get the feeling that you are not in the mid of the desert seeing and listening to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Bassam A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On the skirt of the city of Riyadh, take your family during or just after a heavy rain, you will get the feeling that you are not in the mid of the desert seeing and listening to the flooding water in a desert is quite an experience..

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Riyadh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a Good Picnic Spot in Riyadh and one of the few places where you can go with your family and friends and spend some weekend time specifically in winter times. Local People consider it as a Dam but its not exactly the same considering the size of the Dam you tend to see in US or India. The... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

It was a bit surprising to find this gem in the middle of the desert. At around sundown families come out to picnic. Felt quite safe.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This review is quite late. Wadi Hanifah is a popular destination during weekends especially with expatriates and locals. You can visit this for sightseeing or picnic.

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Riyadh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

For breathing a fresh air in Riyadh city, I would suggest to take your family and try to spend whole day in Wadi Hanifa, It would be better in winter and a couple of family gathering together in a BBQ, it is amazing trip

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

very nice place to go to. wide view. green areas. available places for barbecue very natural and out of the city center but the only problem there is the parking is not easy find spot to your car because it's crowd.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place to spend an afternoon , just chill and relax or get you bbq kit and start bbq-ing. Go on Winter and good weather only.

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Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Peaceful and calm place with relaxing sound of water stream. It’s a great place for BarBQ and picnic. At night there are very few lighting (Only street lights) you can take rechargeable lights. Make sure you take all necessary items along with you, as there is no shops nearby. Have fun with your friends & family. Important :- please keep... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great location to visit while in Riyadh to see the desert and the nature of the Riyadh. There are a beautiful small trees in the valley and very attractive nature. Wonderful location

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

To mingle with the locals, their culture, wadi- Hanifah is a good place. Barbecues are prepared by locals here. A nice time spent with friends at the mid night. whatever you plan in riyadh, plan at night. We were at around 2 am here and it was busy then. Finding a Parking space is a bit difficult.

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