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Crowne Plaza Riyadh Minhal

Explore Riyadh

Bordering Ad-Dhubbat to the east and As-Sulaimaniyah to the northwest, Al Wizarat is home to many government establishments and a plethora of things to do in Riyadh.

Things To Do

Things To Do

Diriyah Historical City

PHMG+C84, Al Traif, Ad Diriyah, Riyadh 13711

Located within Riyadh Province, Diriyah stands as a must-see UNESCO World Heritage Site that once served as the original residence of the Saudi Royal family. Within its various districts, such as At-Turaif, Al-Bujairi, Al-Suraiha and Ghasiba, you will find museums that uncover its rich history. Learn more about what shaped the enduring legacy of this cultural masterpiece, all while enjoying the comfort of one of the best hotels in Riyadh, creating a seamless blend of exploration and relaxation.

Al Murabba Palace

2722 الملك سعود, المربع, الرياض, Riyadh 12631

Among the notable things to do in Riyadh include the Murabba Palace, which is one of the capital's most emblematic landmarks. With a history spanning hundreds of years, this architectural marvel has served as a backdrop to countless historic events, representing a tangible connection to Riyadh's past. Built by the founder of modern Saudi Arabia, King Abdulaziz, for his family and court, the palace now operates as a museum for historical tours, where you can see his belongings, photos and more.

Masmak fort

6937, Al Thumairi St, 3153, Riyadh 12634

Travel back to the early days of Riyadh by visiting the Masmak Fortress, a highlight of Riyadh Season. Constructed in 1865 during the Second Saudi State, the fortress derives its name from the Arabic term for a tall, imposing structure with fortified walls. With its resilient walls, sprawling courtyard and commanding watchtowers, you can experience the historical significance firsthand as you learn about battles, trade, and strategic decisions that defined the nation's journey. "

Local Tips

Local Tips

Must See

A self-contained recreational landscape, the Diplomatic Quarter offers a wealth of natural and cultural things to do in Riyadh. It is also locally known by its Arabic name As-safarat. Embark on leisurely walks or cycling expeditions to the picturesque Wadi Hanifa, wander through beautifully designed parks and gardens, and indulge in upscale international shopping and dining experiences.

What's New

Riyadh's modern skyline is the perfect showcase for an architectural marvel. New skyscrapers are rising as the city continues to grow. While staying true to its rich cultural heritage, Riyadh continues to adapt to a more contemporary feel, attracting millions of travel enthusiasts and business travellers with city-wide events and entertainment seasons throughout the year.


Spanning more than 2,450 square meters of meeting rooms and dynamic exhibition spaces, the Crowne Plaza Riyadh Minhal Banqueting and Conference Centre can accommodate small and large gatherings, ranging from 10 to over 850 people. This makes us the ideal choice to host your next event in Riyadh, whether you are planning a conference, wedding, team away day or important business gathering.

Must Do

If you are looking for where to stay in Riyadh as a shopping enthusiast, Crowne Plaza Riyadh Minhal places you in a modern retail haven. Discover your favourite luxury brands and the latest designer goods in the View, Panorama, Sahara and Al Qasr malls, or the charm of traditional souks such as Deira and Althumairi, where you have the opportunity to negotiate over distinctive local treasures.

Don't Go Home Without

Embrace unforgettable desert adventures by speeding across Thumama's dunes on a quad bike or savour moments of serenity in its vast, breathtaking expanse. Trek through the rust-red Sha'ib Luha valley, where fragrant acacia trees tower above sparkling glass-green pools, creating a captivating experience.