Landmarks of Riyadh

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Urban landmarks for the city of Riyadh

Masmak Citadel

There are still some old monuments to the city of Riyadh, as there is the old fortress of Masmak built of clay, and it is reported that in 1999 this palace was restored by Ibn Saud, and it became the new diplomatic neighborhood, and there are several old buildings, and this neighborhood is known as Derayah, due to its location near the old village, and similar to its construction of the old brick architecture, the new King’s Complex (Yamama Palace), and the headquarters of international cooperation are close to this neighborhood, and there is also near the King Saud University campus, which is the oldest university in the region. It was built in 1957, and Imam Muhammad B. University is located in Riyadh Saud also contain an international airport.

the National Museum

The National Museum is one of the most visited landmarks in the city of Riyadh, as this museum contains a good number of distinctive artifacts, exhibits, documents, presentations and video scenes that talk about the ancient history of the country.

Kingdom Tower

The Kingdom Tower is characterized by being the most wonderful architectural landmark in the city of Riyadh, as it contains a commercial center, and this center consists of three floors, and a special floor for women, and in 2002 the tower won the title (skyscraper), and the most important thing that the Kingdom Center provides wonderful and distinctive views on Illuminated city at night.

Cultural exhibitions in Riyadh

Riyadh is distinguished by its various cultural exhibitions, among which are the following:

  • Riyadh International Book Fair: This exhibition is held at the International Sports Center for Exhibitions and Conferences, and this exhibition is characterized by being the largest cultural festivals in Riyadh, as it contains more than 600,000 books of books offered for sale, the exhibition visits more than 2 million visitors, and books are presented from Before 1000 publishing houses, 400 exhibitors from all over the world.
  • Riyadh Auto Show: This exhibition is represented by the display of the latest and most luxurious cars in the world. The exhibition takes place in the month of November of each year, and more than 85,000 visitors visit it every year.
  • The Janadriyah Cultural Festival: This festival extends for ten days. It is held in February or March of each year. The festival displays Saudi Arabian culture.
  • Annual King Cup Camel Race: More than 2,000 boys who have trained in the art of camel riding in Riyadh compete in this race.

Riyadh city

Riyadh is the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the derivation of its name is due to the Arabic word equivalent to the meaning of gardens and meadows. It is noteworthy that this name came from the fertility of its land and its distinguished location located at the corner of Wadi Shanfa, and the spot, and the city of Riyadh is located between 24.69 degrees latitude and longitude 46.72 degrees, and is 612 meters above sea level, with a population of 4,05,961 people.


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