The Diplomatic Quarter offers natural and cultural attractions within a self-contained recreational landscape. You can walk or cycle to the beautiful Wadi Hanifa, stroll in manicured parks and gardens and shop or dine in upmarket international plazas.
Riyadh is a shopper's paradise. From top-name brand stores in the modern Sahara, Hayat and Al Qasr malls to the traditional souks of Deira and Al Owais, you can find all the latest designer goods and haggle over truly unique and antique local artifacts.
Riyadh's modern skyline is a showcase for architectural innovation. New skyscrapers are rising as the financial city continues to grow, while the Kingdom Centre and Al Faisaliyah Centre are both local attractions and international landmarks.
Don't Go Home Without
Exploring the desert. You can pound across the dunes of the Thumama in a quad bike or find boundless calm in its sublimely desolate vastness. Hike the rust-red Sha'ib Luha valley, where the sweetly fragrant acacia trees bow above glass-green pools.
Due to its desert climate, Riyadh is subject to extreme seasonal temperatures, with summer highs reaching 48 degrees Celsius. If you are required to wear a business suit we recommend that you stay hydrated and within range of air-conditioning.