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Janadriyah Festival

The Janadriyah Village, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
+966 11 493 3303
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Better for locals

During a busines trip to KSA my co-workers and I went to the Janadriyah Festival based on... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Austin P
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Tampa, Florida
Experience Saudi culture and their past

This is a great way to experience the different traditions in different areas of Saudi. Also learn... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Martin O
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The most famous cultural event in Saudi Arabia which embraces almost every aspect of Saudi culture. Just for two weeks, the festival gives over a million Saudis a glimpse into the past. You may find all kinds of artisans and their crafts there, watch the came race which opens the festival and finally enjoy folklore troupes and dancers. Visitors can also stroll through the past in a heritage villages, which resides permanently in Jenadriyah.
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The Janadriyah Village, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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+966 11 493 3303
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"fun family atmosphere"
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"practice their english"
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"traditional dress"
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"arabian culture"
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"saudi arabia"
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"folklore"
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"exclusively"
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"province"
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"monument"
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"heritage"
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"clothing"
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"ksa"
in 7 reviews
"exhibition"
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"art"
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"life"
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

During a busines trip to KSA my co-workers and I went to the Janadriyah Festival based on recomemdations of some Saudi nationals. It was ok, many people were having a good time. It is just not geared for international tourest. As an American, it reminded...More

Thank Austin P
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is a great way to experience the different traditions in different areas of Saudi. Also learn about the past and the plans for the future.

Thank Martin O
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Great place to see and understand Saudi's past and plans for the future. Place is surrounded by camps where life goes-on as it was long time in past, endless camps with camels and festivals. Great to see and enjoy Saudi the way it is and...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

During my trip to riyadh, I was invited to visit janadriyah festival. This is a great place and you get the sense of the different regions of Saudi Arabia. Each regions have their own architecture and food. This is a tour of Saudi in 5...More

Thank Valerie H
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

A wonderful way to see the history of the various provinces of KSA. It is really a city and would take days to see all the exhibits. In one day you can try to capture some of the highlights. Everyone is eager to show you...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

First time visitor to KSA and was keen to embrace some of the cultures. This is a huge annual festival, with many stalls and exhibitions of different lifestyles in KSA. Everyone was friendly and keen to speak to us and practice their English. Lots of...More

Thank Tom A
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

A really fabulous place to see the cultures in Saudi Arabia ! Friendly locals keen to practice their English Moses with an informative number of areas within the festival displaying a huge range of interesting material.

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Huge festival in Riyadh. Good chanche to learn more about the different culture and different life style in ksa. Lot of handcrafts and regional food. Late in the afternoon regional dance and show start. They need to improve a little bit with logistics for foreigners...More

Thank Michela A
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is the biggest festival in the Riyadh area, usually it is made every February of each year and runs for three weeks and sometimes more. Janadriyah is a huge village that is built and divided to different regions of Saudi Arabia. Each sections represents...More

101  Thank Mulhimaam
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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

This yearly activities that show all the country heritage and traditions is very attractive for old and young generation, they can recall their historical costumes in leafing, eating, traveling, working and so on. The songs and folklore attractions as well. Everyone have to go to...More

1  Thank AlQatabi
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sarakkd
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Response from Pepi_Guido | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is only for 3 weeks each year and from this year for one week access is for whole family, initially only was for men. Facility itself is open whole year and in specific are camps surrounding exhibition / festival... More
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