A safe trip to Riyadh, Saudi’s most dynamic city
Discover Riyadh or “Al Wosta” as Saudis love to call it. Wouldn’t you love to discover or revisit the Saudis desert and dive into a world of adventure? Book your next stay at the new Park Inn by Radisson Riyadh and discover the city from a prime location.
Riyadh in Arabic means a place of gardens and trees and has developed to an advanced city with a flourishing financial business hub with a unique social scene. It’s a city of a great legacy, rich in history, boasting myriad forts, palaces and museums, and some of the country’s most dynamic old souks. The Arabian Desert surrounding the sprawling city of Riyadh is vast and beautiful. Both desert and city alike are ripe with opportunities to enjoy nature.
A city for everyone
This fantastic family-friendly city is bursting with local art, international music, technology, global and local cuisine, architecture, and entertainment – ensuring non-stop good times. Your first stop should definitely be the heart of old Riyadh “- Diriyah”. It is the site of the first Saudi state and stretches more than two centuries back. Tourists and history lovers alike can enjoy walking into the small mud houses in the heart of the Saudi desert.
Your visit doesn’t stop here! For those who love old, historic forts, Masmak Palace is a great place to visit. An old castle protected by thick walls, it is located in the old quarter of the Riyadh City Centre. Al-Muraba Palace is another monument of historical value in the heart of Riyadh city, surrounded by vast and well-manicured gardens. The palace, that was constructed by King Abdulaziz, built in the rectangle shape – 300 meters as length and 400 meters as width with two levels as height. The roof is made of local building materials – mud and palm trees. Just across the palace is a well-laid garden that forms the park of the National Museum, Riyadh’s main museum of heritage and antiquities.
Shopping in Riyadh
Shopping is as much a part of Riyadh life as spending the weekend in the desert. Traditional souk shopping has changed little since medieval times, and no visit to Riyadh would be complete without experiencing the city’s extensive markets. Discover the most traditional markets in Saudi Arabia and then take advantage of the huge number of luxury shops and brands in Riyadh Boulevard. It is your new shopping destination with over ninety international brands and household names gathered in one place.
L’Art Pur Gallery
If your family likes to explore cities, then Riyadh might be the perfect place for a weekend escape! Soak in the culture at L’Art Pur Gallery. This 540 sqm of a gallery is one of the largest art galleries in the Middle East and it has three halls equipped with the latest innovation in lighting and sound system. The famous Gallery has showcased a lot of local and international artists since its beginning in 1999 and is a venue for various exhibitions and events in collaboration with embassies, art institutions, and international event organizers.
Where to stay
If you want to stay in a hotel that offers feel-good experience and if you look for easy access to all the touristic destinations, make sure to stay at the brand-new hotel Park Inn by Radisson, Riyadh.
The hotel is at the very center of things in Riyadh, surrounded by green parks and near to important business and government buildings, as well as plentiful shopping facilities. A short journey from the airport, rail station, and local bus stops, it’s a well-connected location that visitors will appreciate in their stay in the Saudi Arabian capital. Because our guests’ safety is our top priority, the hotel is certified by SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.