Here are the 6 things Riyadh is famous for
For the majority of guests staying with us at Fraser Suites Riyadh, this will be their first time in this beautiful part of the world. And while Riyadh is a booming financial hub attracting many business guests, when it comes to having some downtime in the calendar, there is a common question that gets asked a lot;
“What is Riyadh famous for?”
- We are the country’s, financial heart
- Sand Dunes
- Rich heritage
- Edge of the world
As the capital of the country, there is a lot to see in our eclectic landscape; from the charm of the quaint old streets to the splendour of our skyscrapers. If you’re coming here soon and want to know the ins and outs of what makes Riyadh magical, here are the six things you need to know about our city.
1. We are the country’s financial heart
Riyadh has grown in recent years to become a major financial city. On arrival into King Khalid International Airport, you’ll see just how dynamic the skyline has become. The Riyadh Economic Forum has now become a key event in the business calendar, while more western businesses are making their new homes here.
It’s not that we love shopping so much, but with the weather making certain times of day outside not the pleasantest experience, we prefer to stay indoors. And if you really want to cool down and relax, then nowhere is that better than at the mall.
You’ll notice when driving around that there seems to be a lot of shopping centres and that’s for a good reason. Malls aren’t just shops but full of places for socialising and catching up. A quick trip to Riyadh Gallery will quickly show you why these spaces are the de facto meetup spots for locals.
We do recommend you check out the old Souks if you have the time though. It gives a true sense of the older bazaar culture that is still present in the city.
3. Sand dunes