Sheraton Riyadh Hotel & Towers

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Olaya Junction of King Fahad and King Abdullah Road, P.O. Box 90807, Riyadh, 11623, Saudi Arabia   •  Weather:   

Local Time Phone (966) 11 454 3300

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RIYADH - AN INTRIGUING MAZE

Riyadh – meaning 'The Garden' - is the Kingdom's political, financial and administrative capital and one of the wealthiest cities in the world.

Seen from afar, soaring, sparkling, stunning modern towers rise above the desert. Up close, Riyadh is conservative and deeply rooted in Saudi traditions.

Throw in some excellent sights, and it's a fascinating place to spend a couple of days.

Things To See  Places To Visit  Museums  Family Fun  Shopping  Nature & Parks  Day Trips  Food

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Things To See

  • Al Faisaliah Tower | The first of the startling new structures to rise above Riyadh’s skyline
  • Riyadh TV Tower | A 170 meter high television tower located inside the premises of the Saudi Ministry of Information
  • Clock Tower | Important landmark in the old city
  • Water Tower | Visible from across the city
  • Al Thumairi Gate | Old city gate
  • Kingdom Centre | A stunning piece of modern architecture – it’s particularly conspicuous at night, when the upper sweep is lit with constantly changing coloured lights

Places To Visit

  • Al Rajhi Grand Mosque | One of the incredible mosques in Al Jazirah
  • Sky Bridge | High-speed elevators fly you to the 99th-floor, from where the views are breathtaking
  • King Abdul Aziz Historical Center | Historical center surrounded by parks, waterfalls, fountains and picnic areas
  • Diplomatic Quarter | World renowned architects contributed to the diverse and unique architectural style
  • Masmak Fortress | Surrounded by sand, the fortress was built in 1865
  • Ruins of Old Diriyah | This UNESCO World Heritage Site should not be missed when visiting Riyadh - it was the original home of the Saudi Royal Family and the first Saudi capital 

Museums in Riyadh

National Museum
This state-of-the-art museum is one of the finest in the Middle East.Its two floors contain eight galleries covering Arabian history, culture and art.

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Antiquities Museum
This museum belongs to the College of Tourism and Antiquities at King Saud University and is home to objects discovered during the Faw and Rabdha excavations that were carried out by the university. 


Family Fun

  • Camel Races | At 4pm on some Thursdays, camel races take place at the track along the extension of Al Uroubah
  • Al Safi Dairy Farm | This farm in Al Kharj is a Guinness World Record Holder with more than 50,000 Holstein cows - children can touch and bottle-feed the baby cows
  • Horse Back Riding | Visit Al Aghar Equestrian Club inside the Diplomatic Quarters 
  • Riyadh Zoo | The largest zoo in Saudi Arabia
  • Prince Salman Science Oasis | The center offers interesting and fun activities for children - during the summer the center organizes various science courses for children
  • Dinosaur World | Located inside Al Othaim Mall along with a large indoor amusement park with 5D movie theatre

Shopping | Souqs

Shopping Malls & Souqs

  • Sky Shopping Mall | Located in Al Faisaliah Tower
  • Kingdom Tower | Mall with designer outlets
  • Souq Diriyah | Mall and market in the old part of town
  • Gold Souq
  • Souq Al Jamal | The camel market
  • Owais Souq | From gold jewellery and beautiful fabrics to great flea-market stalls, this souq is one of the most popular among locals
  • Souq Al Thumairi | For authentic handicrafts - the small lanes offer everything from carpets to coffee pots
  • Deerah Souq | The best place to buy souvenirs for family and friends back home 

Nature & Parks

  • Wadi Namar | A great place for a picnic surrounded by mountains and a lake
  • Wadi Hanifah | Wadi Hanifa is a valley in the Nejd region running through the city of Riyadh
  • King Abdullah Park | Big city park with walkways, play & sports areas & daily dancing water fountain displays
  • Salaam Park | City oasis with many palm trees, play equipment & a large lake with pedal boats
  • Al Bujairy Center | Enjoy amazing views of the palace and city ruins or have a picnic by the waterfalls 

Day Trips

Quad Biking In The Red Sand Dunes
Head to the Red Sand Dunes to do some quad biking or picnics/ barbecue with the magnificent view of Jebel Tuwaiq

Edge Of The World
90 km north of Riyadh hides a breathtaking rock formation which is a common trekking spot for expats - standing on the edge of the cliff with the endless view of the valley will make you feel as if you are on the edge of the world

Rawdat Khuraim
An oasis in the Saudi Arabian Desert about 100 km outside of Riyadh, perfect for a picnic or long walks exploring the desert flora and fauna


Must-Try Dishes & Snacks

Kabsa
The national food of Saudi - a rice meal with meat, vegetable, and lots of spices

Shawarma
Made from marinated meat slow roasted on a vertical spit; once cooked, the meat is carved off in thin, wide strips and stuffed inside a flatbread along with a variety of vegetables

Broasted Chicken
Usually served with fries, hummus, garlic sauce and flat bread

Foul & Tamis
Foul is a dish made from fava beans with vegetable oil and spices while Tamis is the flat bread that you will dip in the Foul


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