3 Days in the capital

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Duration

3 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people

Languages

Arabic, English

About this tour

Day 1: Historical City Tour

Start your tour visiting Diriyah, Historical Diriyah is your gateway to the past. It is the crib of Islah Dawah, the capital; of the first Saudi state and the city that had witnessed the history of when Saudi Arabia was established. Diriyah, the birthplace of the first Saudi state, historical crossroads of pilgrims and traders, and home to one of the Kingdom’s most ambitious heritage developments.

 

Curved along the outskirts of Riyadh, and formed on the oasis that spilled from the banks of Wadi Hanifa, Ad Diriyah’s mud-brick walls once housed a thriving desert city that was a powerhouse of culture and commerce.

Al Turaif district, the area’s citadel-marked primary quarter, was the original seat of power for the Kingdom’s Al Saud family. In 1745, the city was named the country’s capital, laying the foundations for what would later become a unified Saudi Arabia. The ruins of Al Turaif were designated a UNESCO Heritage Site in 2010 and the area has since been the subject of a painstaking restoration plan aimed at bringing its historical legacy back to life.

 

The Ad Diriyah’s Al Bujairy district is home to religious scholar Mohammed bin Abdul Wahab, its maze of twisting streets lead to low-lying mud huts that have been transformed into sparkling heritage sites.

 

Then you will visit Kingdom Tower or Mamlaka Tower the tallest building in the city which is located on the commercial strip in the Oalya district in Riyadh. This is the most famous tower in Riyadh. The shopping mall has lots of facilities and cafes to visit. Sky bridge Al Mamlaka at extra ticket a nice observation bridge where you can get magnificent panoramic view of the city. It has a number of restaurants and shops.

 

You will also visit The Al Rajhi Grand Mosque. The largest mosque in Riyadh is both an architectural marvel and considered to be one of the most significant Islamic institutions in the city. The mosque holds two libraries, forensic science courses, an automated utility system, an 18,000-person capacity for the men’s hall and 2,500 for the women’s area.

At the end, you will visit The King Fahd National Library which is the legal deposit and copyright library for Saudi Arabia.  A hidden gym uniquely amazing architectural style for a library. This is Saudi’s National Library and strategically located at the city’s center. Its considered now a tourist destination (closed Sat-Fri). The library was established in 1983 in response to an initiative made by the people of Riyadh when King Fahd ascended the throne.

 

Then we visit the Old city, which includes Alzal Market, Almasmak Palace for a photo stop

 

 

Day 2: Edge of the world

Breakfast. Drive to Jebel Fihrayn popularly known as “the Edge of the World” is 120 Km from Riyadh. Standing atop the 1,000-foot high escarpment at Jabal Fihrayn, you find stretching before you an uninterrupted view of the horizon in all directions, leaving you with the impression that you are, indeed, standing at the very edge of the world. The effect on one’s body and mind and soul is exhilarating.

 

These cliffs rise dramatically from the desert, stretching toward the sky like a great natural wall. When you stand atop them and look toward the horizon, you have a prime view of the sky as it seems to melt into the barren earth.

 

The Edge of the World (Jebel Fihrayn) is an unexpected and dramatic geological wonder in the rocky desert northwest of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The site earned its nickname because from atop the escarpment, you have an uninterrupted view of the horizon.

 

It’s part of the much longer Tuwaiq Escarpment, and drops down 1,000 feet into an ancient ocean bed. While standing on the cliffs, you’ll spot dried rivers weaving across the land, and see camels moving far below. These camels and their herders are following a well-trodden path, as an ancient caravan route once passed within its shadow.

 

Day 3

Free Day

Highlights

  • 3 days tour package in the Capital.
  • Explore historical Diriyah
  • Explore the past of the country and the places of interests such as Al-Rajhi mosque and King Fahad Library
  • visit the iconic Edge of the world.
  • a 4 star hotel
  • a 5 star hotel optional with extra price

Included/Excluded

  • Hotel accommodation (depending on your choice option)
  • English speaker tour guide.
  • Pick up and drop off from hotel and Airport
  • A\C vehicles
  • Main meals (depends on tours timing)
  • Snacks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Any add-ones not mentioned on the program

Languages

Arabic
English

Tour-Type

Package

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From: SAR3500

Owner

khalid

Member Since 2023

Information Contact

Email

info@riyadhtrips.com

Website

www.riyadhtrips.com

Phone

+966562234171

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