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Old Dir'aiyah

Thumeiry Street, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Once this place is open and fully running it will be great just went there and it is completely... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
joyneumann
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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Wonderful ciy

It is amazing hostrical city.it was the old capital for the kingdom of saidi Arabia is not that far... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Waseem Q
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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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
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“old city” (18 reviews)
“saudi arabia” (20 reviews)
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Thumeiry Street, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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"old city"
in 18 reviews
"restoration project"
in 3 reviews
"saudi arabia"
in 20 reviews
"great place for family"
in 3 reviews
"saudi food"
in 2 reviews
"cafes and restaurants"
in 4 reviews
"nice area"
in 3 reviews
"royal family"
in 4 reviews
"family picnic"
in 3 reviews
"local culture"
in 2 reviews
"capital city"
in 2 reviews
"interesting place"
in 3 reviews
"wadi hanifa"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 5 reviews
"walk around"
in 2 reviews
"history"
in 36 reviews
"mud"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Once this place is open and fully running it will be great just went there and it is completely closed. At night the shops are open and so are the restaurants. Like me so things in Saudi after 4 is the time to go. Minus...More

Thank joyneumann
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is amazing hostrical city.it was the old capital for the kingdom of saidi Arabia is not that far from Riyadh. I recommend to visit it at least one time.

Thank Waseem Q
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Really good and great views of old Diriyah on the far side of the Wadi Hanifa .One side of the valley has restaurants ,shops ,restored buildings and lots of space for bbq's .The other side is still undergoing restoration but from the other side of...More

Thank Steve P
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

Located to the northwest of Riyadh, Old Dir'aiyah is undergoing a makeover and expansion that provides a clear sense of the Kingdom's interest in encouraging tourism. An original capital of the Saudi Kingdom, Dir'aiyah Diriyah is considered the home of the Saudi royal family, and...More

Thank V V
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

This is an excellent visit if you like history. The history here is great. Definitely worth travelling here. Take a Saudi friend from the area with you. Do not rely on expats for the history lesson here. The Saudis take pride in this place and...More

Thank TravelerJim1973
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

It's surprising place. You do not expect such a place when you go there through the highway. They have nice coffes, restaurants.

Thank DMKGunay
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Old diraiyah is very common place in Riyadh region where you can enjoy to See the old places that was in the past And how people were lived .

1  Thank sshammari
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

I have visited this place a number of times and every time, i see lot of improvement being made from my previous visits. This is a good place for a quiet family outing.

Thank ajith_cochin
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

This will be superb when the public have access to the restored ancient buildings. At present this is not the case. One can glimpse the buildings but they are shut off as building work is still taking place. However there is a hub where there...More

2  Thank Debbie W
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

very nice place close to the city center , where you can feel the aroma of the old Riyadh. very well build and with some very interesting places to eat at

Thank petrosP
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DanelleOosthuizen
5 January 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
29 October 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
8 February 2017|
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Response from Kifayat U | Reviewed this property |
yes open all days of the week.
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