The National Museum Riyadh
At the Kingdom's most interesting museum, set aside a day to learn about hundreds of years of Arabian history, culture, and art. The National Museum of Riyadh is the largest museum in the country and tells the story of Saudi Arabia from prehistory to the present day. The exhibits are beautifully presented and there is a lot of information available in English as well as Arabic.
The Folklore Museum
Riyadh’s other museums include the Folklore Museum, which showcases traditional crafts, antiquities and folklore. Costumes, weapons, and gold dagger scabbards, as well as mail stamps and ceramic utensils, give a glimpse into Arab life and culture here. A tent - a replica of the Musmak Castle with inscriptions from the Quran etched on it - is what attracts visitors' attention in particular.
The King Abdullah Malaz Park
Because the city's summers are lengthy and extremely hot, most individuals choose to spend their leisure time indoors. However, when the temperature is lower during the cooler months, Riyadh has some great cultural activities outdoors.
The King Abdullah Malaz Park (KAMP) is a huge park with 318,000 square meters of space hosting cafeterias, a restaurant, several play areas for youngsters, sports facilities and a pedestrian walkway that wraps around sections of hills. There is an entrance fee, which keeps the crowds smaller than those at other parks and makes it ideal for families.
Souq Al Zal
The most famous market in the city is the Souq Al Zal, which has remained as vibrant as it was more than a century ago. Traditional Saudi products such as dallah coffee pots and mabkhara incense burners can be found here, as well as unusual handicrafts and ancient relics. It's the perfect place to visit if you are looking for some souvenirs to take home to your family or friends.
The Edge of the World
Jebel Fihrayn, better known as The Edge of the World, is a desert trek located outside the city, 90 kilometres from Riyadh. It's a fantastic opportunity to get some fresh air and see Riyadh from a different cultural perspective.
The Edge of the World offers a variety of hikes that range from moderate to strenuous, culminating in an outstanding viewpoint. Its tremendous cliffs plunge down to reveal a valley that extends out towards a seemingly limitless horizon.
Tip: Visit the trek on a clear winter day. It's not a good idea to go during the summertime due to the heat of the desert.