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Riyadh Business Travel Guide - - RIYADH -

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.

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