Riyadh is at first glance a modern metropolis, its highways hives of activity amongst urban high-rises. But delve beneath its shiny new facade and the city's fascinating centuries-old history can still be fount within its atmospheric souqs, compelling museums and ancient architecture. Throw in a burgeoning art scene with contemporary settings like Mono Gallery and Noqtah Studio, and this blend of medieval and millennial makes for a beguiling cultural union, one where Saudi Arabia's first roots can be traced, and where its bold future can be envisaged.
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National Museum of Saudi Arabia
Take a trip back to the prehistoric era at one of the most entertaining museums of the Kingdom! Part of the King Abdulaziz Historical Centre, this museum was established to showcase many important antiques, manuscripts and paintings from the bygone era. This landmark is home to eight halls, each of which is dedicated to a different part of the history.
Al Murabba Palace
A real treat for history enthusiasts, Al Murabba Palace is one of the most prominent historical monuments of Riyadh. Built-in the traditional Najdean style, this palace has witnessed the important stages in the history of the Kingdom. The former home of King Abdul Aziz, it has also hosted many kings and presidents from other countries.
Edge of The World
The edge of Jebel Fihrayn is dubbed as ‘the edge of the world’ because it offers a dramatic view from atop! This geological wonder with a stunning landscape has not only attracted adventure lovers, but has also been a hub for many legendary poets such as Zuhair bin Abi Salma and Al A’sha and Jarir, and other poets. Marvel at the enchanting beauty of this natural phenomenon!