Saudi Arabia is the largest Arab state and the largest state on the Arabian peninsula in southeast Asia. Saudi Arabia is the world’s leading oil exporter, which is also the main driver of economic development of the state.
Often it is called the “Land of two temples”, due to the fact that it houses the holiest cities of Islam, Mecca and Medina.
The average winter temperature (in January) ranges between 8-20 degrees, while the average summer temperature (in July) ranges between 27-43 degrees. The population of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has passed 28 million people, 6 million of which are foreign nationals who are working in various sectors.
Men often engage in sports, so that football is the most popular. Saudi Arabia national football team is participating in the competitions, which are under the auspices of FIFA.
The royal family has high hopes for tourism. The project, called “Vision 2030” has for target to convert by the year 2030 a large part of the coastal zone into a tourist area, with a considerable number of museums, historical sites and other tourist attractions.
There are many attractions that can be visited near Riyadh, such as the Palace AL MURABBA’AH built in the early twentieth century. It has served as a private residence of the Saudi king. Today it is home to a library of King Abdulaziz.
MASMAK fort is one of the symbols of Riyadh and is a unique example of the beauty of this city. It was built around the year 1865 and is closely associated with the foundation of Saudi Arabia. DIRIYAH are the ruins of historical city of Diriyah, being located in the desert about 20 km from Riyadh.
Kingdom Centre dominates the whole Riyadh, currently being the largest building in the Kingdom. Palace is owned by Saudi Prince, containing modern offices, the Four Seasons hotel, a shopping center with over 160 shops, dozens of top restaurants and much more.
At only 96 km from Riyadh a tourist attraction “Edge of the world” offers a spectacular endless panoramic view that makes this place memorable.
Riyadh is the perfect place for shopping, the city known for the world’s best restaurants, a place where various manifestations are being organized.
Riyadh is a city where you will never be bored!