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Old Dir'aiyah

Thumeiry Street, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Good Place to Visit... But, Select the Right Time...

It is a nice historical place to visit. However, it seems it only opens in the evenings since we... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ahmad A
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Highly Rated - Historically Challenged

Good place to visit on a weekend evening after the end of the last prayer. Lots of local families... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JamesMich
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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
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Thumeiry Street, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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"old city"
in 19 reviews
"najd village"
in 4 reviews
"restoration project"
in 3 reviews
"saudi arabia"
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"great place for family"
in 3 reviews
"saudi food"
in 2 reviews
"cafes and restaurants"
in 4 reviews
"nice area"
in 3 reviews
"historical place"
in 4 reviews
"traditional saudi"
in 3 reviews
"family picnic"
in 3 reviews
"local culture"
in 2 reviews
"capital city"
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"nice coffee"
in 2 reviews
"wadi hanifa"
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"walk around"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It is a nice historical place to visit. However, it seems it only opens in the evenings since we visited during daytime on a Saturday and nothing was open. Looks really nice and good for a change from the busy Riyadh.

Thank Ahmad A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to visit on a weekend evening after the end of the last prayer. Lots of local families are out enjoying the cooler temperatures and catching up with each other. Some interesting local dining experiences are available here.Just be aware - This entire area...More

Thank JamesMich
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It does not take too much time to be there and worth spending sometime for a historical place with modern services. It would be good to plan dinner over there.

Thank kaleissa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very commendable effort to restore and save an important part of KSA history. Restoring old building is in progress but the overall effort can be seen and appreciated. The "reproduction" village on the other side of the road is great for families and children....More

Thank ioannisl343
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

As CEO advisor to KSA I have 35 yrs in the Kingdom, and if Saudi is serious about opening for tourism it would be lucky to have Ayers Saint Gross as architects and landscapers. I have no commercial relationship with the firm but we have...More

Thank ANNIEB0114
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit old town you can get great coffee and snacks here at reasonable rates see a little of old Saudi

Thank mitchian
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Old Diraiyah is a historic place to visit on the edge of Riyadh close to the Diplomatic Quarter. We enjoyed the old architecture and quiet shops and charm of the location. The area had several nice coffee shops and other small shops to visit. The...More

Thank Troy B
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

It's a Historical place of Riyadh. You may say that it's a OLD Riyadh have a lot of historical places Like houses, Fort, Dam etc

Thank Ahsan S
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Very nice to visit and see old Saudi culture and style everything they kept in original condition must visit one time if your planning to visit Riyadh

Thank Imran T
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Business Dinner, invited by Saudi Business Partners, place is offering part of history, culture, great outing, shopping, eating or just sitting and enjoy the place.

Thank Pepi_Guido
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DanelleOosthuizen
January 5, 2018|
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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
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Austin C
October 29, 2017|
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Response from ajith_cochin | Reviewed this property |
Renovation work is still on, however the park is open for visitors, a few restricted areas, though
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Damiansra
February 8, 2017|
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Response from Kifayat U | Reviewed this property |
yes open all days of the week.
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