STAYING IN RIYADH
Riyadh is Saudi Arabia's welcome mat to the world as the country slowly opens its doors to more than just business travellers - and it has much to offer. The desert city is at once a glittering modern metropolis with skyscrapers rising above the desert sands yet at the same time a place where stoic tradition still reigns supreme. As Riyadh has developed, it has managed to protect - even nurture - its historical wonders, working with international organisations like UNESCO to secure recognition of some of its most precious sites including Masmak Fortress, the Murabba Palace and Al Shamsiah Palace.
Visitors to Riyadh will enjoy days spent discovering the city's historical and cultural wonders, including the National Museum of Saudi Arabia and Ad Diriyah Old City. Further afield, explore Saudi Arabia's wild natural heritage with visits to the Red Sands for some quad bike adventures, and a breathtaking hike along the Tuwaiq Escarpment.