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At-Turaif District in ad-Dir'iyah

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Address: Diryah, Saudi Arabia
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A UNESCO World Heritage Site in KSA

This review is quite late. At-Turaif District in Ad-Diriyah is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Saudi Arabia. It is worth visiting to get an glimpse of how the Saudis lived... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
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Riyadh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

If you have a chance to visit Riyadh , visiting ad-Dir'iyah is a must with its historical places surrounded with farms and high palms .

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This review is quite late. At-Turaif District in Ad-Diriyah is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Saudi Arabia. It is worth visiting to get an glimpse of how the Saudis lived before. The clay houses and palaces are restored but a good number of ruins can be still be seen, hence, giving a feeling of authenticity.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

A place to come and picnic, wander amongst the palms or stop at the cafes nearby. The ruins still under restoration but over the road the park is lovely. We are going back soon.

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riyadh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Greatly illustrating the old aspect of Riyadh as well as its firm, rocky scenery. That arid, rocky-like area is ornamented with green lush grass as well as palm trees adding a different flavor to the whole picture. A must for tourists coming to Riyadh...

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Really nice place where to go with your family for a picnic. Restaurants to buy foods, greens to seat and relax... Very crowded during the weekends

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Interesting heritage site on the outskirts of Riyadh . Near the city and yet so far for the crowds and malls stop a taste of Riyadh past and a way of life for not too long ago. Really interesting and great photo opportunities especially at sunset. Don't miss it when In Riyadh

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

One of nice area to be coming here and spending times at this place seeing the mud houses all over and the life before at Riyadh

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

One thing I love about Riyadh is the old ruins and although this area is under restoration you can still access - maybe be careful because some of the areas we visited were clearly not safe so best to avoid. But one thing is you get to see how they lived not too long back and some of the houses... More 

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Riyadh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2011

It was very difficult to find the entrance and we eventually found an opening in the wall where we went in. The place is generally run down as one can expect from a mud city of this age, however there are activities underway to restore the city to its previous glory. We met a security guard on duty who was... More 

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