Two of my little brothers are coming over to visit…

Two of my little brothers are coming over to visit me here in Riyadh this weekend, and I don’t really know where to take them. I tried to find some info on the Riyadh City website, but it was useless. Any suggestions are appreciated: theme parks, malls, restaurants, etc. But please keep one thing on mind: I don’t want to take them somewhere that we can’t enter because it’s a “families’ day.” Thanks.

6 thoughts on “Two of my little brothers are coming over to visit…

  1. Actually, there’s more to do than one might think. My mom recently visit me and I had the same problem. The truth is that she ended up having a very full agenda and a wonderful holiday.

    Some suggestion:
    – Old diryah
    – Musmak fort
    – The national museum
    – The hipodrom (nice place to have lunch while watching the horse races)
    – The skyview from Kingdom tower
    – A ride in quadbikes in Thamama
    – A dinner in Spazio is always a nice experience
    – A stroll in the diplomatic quarter gardens

    I guess this should be more than enough for a week-end, but I’ll ask for a friend of mine the URL of a Riyadh website with many more attractions.

  2. hello there,

    I am thinking of working in riyad, and therefore was online googling for saudi blogs to get a feeling of how people are over there. I just came across your blog from google.

    I was wondering whether you could post an article about life in riyad. How do young people spend their days? Where do they hang out? I am guessing it’s a restrictive environment, and thus mixing with the other gender would not be allowed. How about in private? Can you have parties? Are there any clubs? oh, how’s your average saudi like? Also, are there any american universities in ksa? by the way your english is excellent. do all saudis speak fluent english as you seem to?

    is riyad like dubai?

    I know these are tons of questions…but I would appreciate if you could post an article answering them–if your time permits!

    my friends and family are against me going there. They are just afraid from what they see in the media..but I am kind of determined of making the move..but just want to make sure that a guy in his mid-twenties won’t be bored in ksa.

    thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Well, I am wondering what things we have until now on the site. Thanks for posting about Riyadh City. Your suggestions on English site of Riyadh City is always appreciated and welcomed.

    Here some useful info what things to do in Riyadh!

    Holidays Trip:
    This includes exploring the Desert Life in Rawdats and resorts surrounding the Riyadh City.
    List of over 10 sites is available on the site.
    Men, Women, and, families can have this trip.

    Architectural Trip:
    This trip could be an educational and creative. The cultural architecture design and traditional holes for air passage in modern governmental buildings. This gives you feeling of Saudi traditional architecture.
    This you can find in Mosques and governmental buildings developed by Arriyadh Development Authority and a list of over 10 museums available on the site.
    Men, Women, and, families can have this trip.

    Religious Trip:
    Islamic Centers: Get from them what activities you can do in your areas of activity. What things they can offer to you? Why they do for you, your friends, your brothers, your sisters, your society, on internet? How much they achieved? And give your suggestions for their improvement? And offer them the space where you need them. What type of activities they have for you?
    List of Islamic Centers in Riyadh is also available on the site.
    Men and Female visitors can have this trip. Rawdah branch have special section for women. The centers welcome citizens of all languages and in English as well.

    Educational Trip:
    Science Oasis
    King Fahd Library
    King Abdulaziz Public Library (includes special section for kids)
    King Abdulaziz Library in King Abdulaziz Historical Center (includes special section for kids)
    Men, Women and Families can have this trip.

    If you are curious one to discover about the life in Saudi Arabia then contact with

    Local tour operators in the Kingdom to get the contact info follow this URL:

    and to find an International tour operator in you country for discover Saudi Arabia Program follow on this link:

    To read more on Discover Saudi Arabia Program follow these links:

    To see how Riyadh City looks like follow this link:

    To read all about Saudi Arabian life follow this link:

    Please keep giving your suggestions what is missing in Riyadh City and what this site of Riyadh can provide you more?


  4. If you enjoy the outdoors, especially at this time of year in Riyadh, desert treks are alot of fun for children of ALL ages. Check out the guide: “Desert Treks from Riyadh” by Ionis Thompson…Some trips are just 30 minutes away from the city.
    (book at jarir bookstore)

  5. two suggestions dude,
    1- either go out to thumama
    2- go to 3alam aljaleed (snow world) on king abdullah street, kids usually enjoy it there , or so I’ve heard.

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