10 Things to do in Riyadh

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10 Things to do in RiyadhDone by ,, Hind Al-Suwais

1Tuesday, January 15, 2013

1-Kingdom TowerIt is 99 floors 2 below ground, 302.3 m skyscraper in Riyadh, it is situated on al-urubah road, and nestles between the main drags of king Fahd road and Olaya road. It sits above a massive 3 floor shopping complex, featuring 161 stores, plus a ladies only floor, at either end of the center are a large Debenhams and Marks & spencer. Besides the shopping mall, it contains the four season hotel. In addition, if you are hungry, you can dine out at the Spazio 77 restaurant, with great views. Current price per person for entering the sky bridge 25 SAR

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2-Al-Masmak FortThe Masmak is a clay and mud-brick fort, with four watch towers and thick wall, founded on stone blocks, lying in the center of Riyadh. This building played a major part in the kingdoms history, as it was here that recapture of Riyadh, led by Ibn Saud, occurred on january 14, 1902. Today the fort is one among several buildings that form the King Abd al-Aziz Historical Centre, aseries of restored buildings in Riyadh. It is located at Imam Turki bin Abdulla st, Al-Diriyah. It has different opening times for men and families, and it is free to enter.

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3-Al-Zal Market and SoukSmell the past as you walk through Al-Zal market, which is located at the intersection of Tarik bin Ziyad Street and Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab Street. immediately south of the Masmak Fort in the Al-Dira area. Traditional items like blankets,cloaks, swords, rugs, shoes and clocks can be bought or bartered over. There is a gold souk dira nearby, with rows of jewellery, watches and other similar possible precious purchases.

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4-King Fahd International StadiumBuilt in 1987, the splendidly designed national stadium mostly holds football matches, and holds 67,000 and their is a huge umbrella keeps the sun off the seats, providing shade and comfort in the hot weather. Admission price.. varies depending on event.. on average 20 SAR.

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5- Al-Janadriya Equestrian ClubGo watch the horse raves at Riyadh Equestrian club, Located next to the Janadriyah village. it is open and free entrance for all. Races start after Asr on Fridays. There's singles, family and a VIP sections. You can rent your own viewing room complete with private service and dinner included.

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6- Riyadh ZooRiyadh Zoo is one of the most popular leisure facilities in Riyadh. The Zoo, first formed in 1957, was originally a small scale affair, consisting of animals presented as gift to the first three kings of the kingdom. Now it contains around 1300 animals of 164 species. Located in the Al-Malaz district, east of Al-Ahsaa St, There is a train, Price per adult: 10 SAR

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7- Al-Olaya District / Al-Tahliya Street

Al-Olaya is the hub of life and one of the biggest commercial areas in Riyadh. Head down to Prince Muhammad bin Abdul Aziz Road (Al-Tahliya St) for a string of coffee shops (such as Breakfast To Breakfast), Indian restaurants, Applebees and Chilis. This street has numerous free wi-fi hotspots even when the shops close for prayer you can still be online.

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8-Salam ParkOne of the modern parks in Riyadh. It have a big lake, six football playgrounds, a horse riding and walking paths. It provides one of the greener areas of an otherwise dusty. Go boating on the lake, walk around the park or simply lie in the shades of the palm trees. Price per adult: 10 SAR

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9- Al-Faisaliah CentreThis centre contains one of the most famous constructional landmarks in the whole Kingdom. Designed by British architect Norman Foster and built in 2000. Al-Faisaliah Tower was the first of the startling new structures to rise above Riyadh's skyline.The shopping mall below has 150 stores. Current price to visit the viewing platform: 35 SAR .

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10- Al-Thumama ParkThumamah is a wild desert, north- east of the city. The visitor can enjoy different terrains and there are opportunities to go horse riding and quad biking.

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Shopping in RiyadhGranada Mall Riyadh Gallery Localizer Mall Hayat Mall

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a big thank you from me ....Hind Al-Suwais13Tuesday, January 15, 2013