Cheap Flights to Riyadh, the Contemporary Capital of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s capital and largest city Riyadh is a beautiful desert land that has become more tourist friendly in recent years, offering a blend of modern appeal and old-world charm with dazzling high-rise buildings and malls set alongside traditional souks and preserved mud brick houses. Riyadh is set in the heart of the country with a wide array of dining opportunities, trendy cafes, world-class golf courses, museums and thrilling dune bashing opportunities.
There are some interesting sightseeing attractions in Riyadh, including the beautiful Masmak Fortress; this castle-like structure was built to protect the old city of Riyadh. The city’s National Museum is also worth visiting which allows a captivating insight to Saudi Arabia with antiques, artefacts and art exhibits. Then there’s the Ruins of Old Diriyah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the original residence of the Saudi Royal family with old restored houses and palaces.
Riyadh is home to many sleek shopping malls which are ideal for retail therapy. A popularly visited venue is the Riyadh Gallery which has a variety of famous international brand stores and an extensive food court. For a more traditional shopping experience, visit the Deerah Souq; this busting bazaar is perfect for souvenir shopping with shops and stalls along narrow streets selling gold, antiques, clothing, oils and more. Book tickets to Riyadh with Traveasy and look forward to a charming Middle Eastern getaway.
(Despite Saudi Arabia being more open for tourist visits, we do still recommend that you seek official government advice before planning travel to the country).