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Old Dir'aiyah

Thumeiry Street, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Old Diraiyah

Old diraiyah is very common place in Riyadh region where you can enjoy to See the old places that... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
sshammari
,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
via mobile
Nice place to have a tryst with History

I have visited this place a number of times and every time, i see lot of improvement being made... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
ajith_cochin
,
riyadh
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These ruins of the first capital of Saudi Arabia consist of walls, houses and palaces, some of which have been restored
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“old city” (18 reviews)
“saudi arabia” (19 reviews)
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Thumeiry Street, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Old diraiyah is very common place in Riyadh region where you can enjoy to See the old places that was in the past And how people were lived .

1  Thank sshammari
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I have visited this place a number of times and every time, i see lot of improvement being made from my previous visits. This is a good place for a quiet family outing.

Thank ajith_cochin
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This will be superb when the public have access to the restored ancient buildings. At present this is not the case. One can glimpse the buildings but they are shut off as building work is still taking place. However there is a hub where there...More

2  Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 6 September 2017

very nice place close to the city center , where you can feel the aroma of the old Riyadh. very well build and with some very interesting places to eat at

Thank petrosP
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Good place for family picnics and spending an evening. Lots of mud building showcasing the culture. A few restaurants available nearby.

Thank Sriyukta
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Came here night time when it is winter. We had nice coffee and chill out, nice way to strike a pose. Few restaurants but they have store for vintage items

Thank Carol D
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is the actual first city of Riyadh. Lots of old mud buildings built in traditional Saudi style. The only issue I had was that the Saudis seem to think restoring means building anew. They have events here with camels in fancy dress and horses...More

2  Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Perfect place for family picnic, but nothing special and unique. Currently the old house area is under renovated and no way to get in. Enjoy the sun (as you always did in Riyadh) and have a cup of coffee would be enough.

2  Thank Wang R
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Very interesting to see the remains of the ancient seat of the House of Saud, climb to the defensive wall along the edge of Wadi Hanifa. Could not wait until the actual old township renovation is completed and one could wander into the old streets...More

Thank FamilymanVNO
Reviewed 14 April 2017

An interesting walk around for the afternoon. Real old authentic street. Be careful of drive-by Pinay motorcyclists who think they should take your cell phone out of your hand as they ride by!

1  Thank Stephen B
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Austin C
29 October 2017|
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Response from ajith_cochin | Reviewed this property |
Renovation work is still on, however the park is open for visitors, a few restricted areas, though
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Damiansra
8 February 2017|
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Response from Kifayat U | Reviewed this property |
yes open all days of the week.
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ar s
26 November 2016|
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Response from Mohammad Abdul ... Z | Reviewed this property |
There is no entry fee its good after sunset or just before sunset till mid night
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