Out & About
RIYADH PROVIDES just the right balance for the fastpaced living of a business traveller, with its variety of historical landmarks and traditional entertainment.
Many tourists visiting Riyadh will often be in search of a similar offering to western nightlife, however this city offers up something a little different, providing a quiet insight into the actual Saudi culture. There are no bars or clubs to wind away your evenings in, instead you will find more of a restaurant culture in which to unwind.
With an abundance of both local and international cuisine available, there is something for everyone’s tastes and the Riyadh nightlife experience will leave you relaxed and ready for another day of business and exploring.
As a business-oriented city, there is the perfect combination available of ease and efficiency, with an array of historical landmarks throughout. Stepping out of the hustle and bustle of the city slightly and you will find yourself transported into another world, surrounded by sand and original Arabian architecture.
A perfect example of this can be found at Al Musmak Castle, just 10 kilometres out of the city centre. As an important part of the city’s history - constructed during Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Rasheed’s reign - the castle is now open to the public following its conversion into a museum.
If you are looking for an authentic cultural experience where getting involved in bargaining is a must, look no further than Owais Souq. From traditional flea-market stalls, to gold jewellery and beautiful fabrics, the Souq is one of the most popular amongst the locals and will provide you with an insight into life in Riyadh.