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Peaceful amd traditional

I love going here to escape thr business and noisy of the city. The area is open 24 hrs but coffee... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
asalexander2018
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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King Dome Hestorical Place

it very historical place where old Riyadh was and after reconstructing it's becomes one of the... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
gh z
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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
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Thumeiry Street, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

I have stayed in Diriyah for over 2 years and kept frequenting this beautiful and historic place in Riyadh.

6  Thank Ali S
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Reviewed 19 February 2015

I've made two special trips to old Dir'aiyah over the past five years and wasn't able to see much either time. Once a kind guard let me in for a brief peak. Another time I was turned away entirely. It's always "just about" to open...More

5  Thank WHCDean
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the old Diriya area yesterday and was a bit disappointed..... the majority of the area is under modification and being upgrade so to actually walk amongst the old building, this was not possible. I was told the old area will be open in...More

Thank Troy A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you want to get a real feel of how people lived in old Riyadh you may visit this place. Far from the hustle and bustle of Riyadh city, this place is full of revellars in evening and on weekends, There are couple of coffee...More

Thank TanweerH16
Reviewed 13 October 2018

I visited on a Friday morning morning. Due to it being the prayer day in the middle-east, most shops and cafe's were closed and there were very few people. You can stroll around the park area which is really nice. The old area across from...More

Thank sxp3955
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Its good place for weekends with family specially kids enjoy a lot. Best weather is during Mid October till March when evening temperature is under control. From April to September Avoid in after noon best suited early morning only.

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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

I love going here to escape thr business and noisy of the city. The area is open 24 hrs but coffee shops from about 10am for 1 or 2 later for the rest. It is open until late evenings. Mornings are very quiet, evenings very...More

2  Thank asalexander2018
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Learn something about the old Riyadh.. Visiting with feiends or with families will be something to remember

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

it very historical place where old Riyadh was and after reconstructing it's becomes one of the greatest places in Riyadh including AlBUJIRI area containing shops and restaurants which designed to match the old buildings

Thank gh z
Reviewed 21 June 2018

A nice place to spend a couple of hours with the family visiting the old Riyadh area , a small park where you can have a picnic and restaurants. Good for time pass

1  Thank Indkan
Reviewed 15 May 2018

It is a nice historical place to visit. However, it seems it only opens in the evenings since we visited during daytime on a Saturday and nothing was open. Looks really nice and good for a change from the busy Riyadh.

1  Thank Ahmad A
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Good place to visit on a weekend evening after the end of the last prayer. Lots of local families are out enjoying the cooler temperatures and catching up with each other. Some interesting local dining experiences are available here.Just be aware - This entire area...More

Thank JamesMich
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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 736kifayatu | Reviewed this property |
yes open all days of the week.
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ar s
26 November 2016|
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Response from Mohammad Abdul ... Z | Reviewed this property |
There is no entry fee its good after sunset or just before sunset till mid night
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22 November 2016|
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Response from anil99 | Reviewed this property |
Yes Reconstruction still on. Likely to open by March 2017
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