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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the best way to get around in Riyadh?

The best way to get around Riyadh is in a private hire car or taxi. $WD is recommended for exploring the desert highways outside of the city and while driving, visitors should always respect Saudi Arabia’s laws and customs. 

What is Riyadh known for?

Riyadh is the capital city of Saudi Arabia and is famous for being the seat of the Saudi Royal Family and the Saudi Arabian Government. It is Saudi Arabia’s commercial and financial centre. 

What are the top 5 things to do in Riyadh?

The top five things to go in Riyadh include: 1. Explore Ad Diriyah Old City 2. Dine like a local, sampling traditional Saudi foods 3. Visit the National Museum of Saudi Arabia 4. Relive history at Masmak Fortress 5. Explore the vast desert landscape within driving distance of Riyadh. 

When is the best time to go to Riyadh?

October to March is the best time to visit Riyadh, when temperatures are cooler. The summer months can be exceptionally hot due to Saudi Arabia’s predominantly Middle Eastern desert climate. 

Where is the best area to stay in Riyadh?

The best area to stay in Riyadh is the Olaya district, close to Riyadh’s central business district and many of the city’s top cultural sites.