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Address: Thumeiry Street, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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These ruins of the first capital of Saudi Arabia consist of walls, houses...

These ruins of the first capital of Saudi Arabia consist of walls, houses and palaces, some of which have been restored

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afternoon visit

An interesting walk around for the afternoon. Real old authentic street. Be careful of drive-by Pinay motorcyclists who think they should take your cell phone out of your hand as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Clifton Park
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Clifton Park
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting walk around for the afternoon. Real old authentic street. Be careful of drive-by Pinay motorcyclists who think they should take your cell phone out of your hand as they ride by!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to see the history of old Riyadh proteced. Beautiful view of old buildings Can be visit any time.

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1 Thank Andre B
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6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really nice morning here, took my daughter who had flown in from Abu Dhabi. We were invited to have tea in a park by a Saudi gentleman and his mother, which was very special. If you want a relaxing morning or afternoon pay this place a visit.

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1 Thank Buckleyp7
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Still under construction. However i had the chance to visit the area before the rebuild project. It was amazing by then. Looking forward to revisit old deraiyah once the restoration project is completed.

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Thank Mohammed A
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Make sure to go between October and April, while the weather is cool. it's great for a short stop over or even a day trip.

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

A great place to wander around and get a taste of the old Riyadh. Lots of gold stalls and interesting things to buy

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Thank 770Dawn
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

the grades and the whole are is laid out in a beautiful scene recreating the life and the geography centuries ago...

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Thank Ismail K
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Mind relaxing place in riyadh during weekends. Wonderful old culture things displayed there.waiting to visit newly renewating palace

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dublin
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Having read other reviews on this website, I was keen to go to this place. It is not far by taxi from the centre of Riyadh, so very accessible. But it is really not very impressive, and was not worth the time to go there.

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Was rather excited to finally go and visit Diraiyah, but only so much bigger was my disappointment when we found out that 90% of the area is still being renovated and completely blocked off. The part that is open is Al Bajairi, this area looks mostly like newly built though, and houses mainly cafes and restaurants, including Najd Village, which... More 

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