Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 2010
Size of heritage: 29 ha
- Buffer zone: 238 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: 46,572°
Latitude: 24,734°

About

This property was the first capital of the Saudi Dynasty, in the heart of the Arabian Penisula, north-west of Riyadh. Founded in the 15th century, it bears witness to the Najdi architectural style, which is specific to the centre of the Arabian peninsula. In the 18th and early 19th century, its political and religious role increased, and the citadel at at-Turaif became the centre of the temporal power of the House of Saud and the spread of the Wahhabi reform inside the Muslim religion. The property includes the remains of many palaces and an urban ensemble built on the edge of the ad-Dir’iyah oasis.


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Hotels and places to stay

The Ritz-Carlton Riyadh

Address
Distance: 5,9 mi
AlHada Area, Mekkah Road
11493 Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Kempinski Burj Rafal

Address
Distance: 5,5 mi
7647 King Fahad Road Unit 1, Sahafa,13315-2174 Riyadh
13315 Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

Time Information

Checkout: 13:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Al Mashreq Boutique Hotel

Address
Distance: 5,6 mi
Ourouba and Prince Turki Road Intersection
11458 Riyad
Saudi Arabia

Time Information

Checkout: 14:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Courtyard Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter

Address
Distance: 5,7 mi
Al-Hada District, Abdullah bin Huzafah, Al-Sahmi Street
64819 Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Riyadh - Al Muroj Business Gate

Address
Distance: 5,8 mi
Northern Ring Rd Al Wadi Ar Riyadh
11552 Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Sama Al Qasr Hotel Suites

Address
Distance: 4,6 mi
Imam Saoud Str. and Takhasosi Str.
Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

Time Information

Checkout: 15:00 - Checkin: 06:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Nawara Muhamdia Apartments

Address
Distance: 4,8 mi
Intersection of Imam Saud Ibn Abdul
Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

Time Information

Checkout: 15:00 - Checkin: 06:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Crowne Plaza RIYADH RDC HOTEL & CONVENTION

Address
Distance: 3,9 mi
Imam Saud Ibn Abdul Aziz Road,Wady Al Muaydin Street Unit 4
12382 Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Hotel Al Khozama-Worldhotels

Address
Distance: 5,4 mi
OLAYA ROAD P.O. BOX 4148
11491 RIYADH
Saudi Arabia

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Swiss Spirit Metropolitan

Address
Distance: 6,0 mi
BUSINESS STREET AL SAHAFA DISTRICT
18018 Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Videos from the area

Riyadh spring starts - بداية ربيع الرياض

Published: March 28, 2015
Length: 49:01 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Sufian Al Atrash

بداية موسم الربيع في الرياض - المملكة العربية السعودية - Riyadh -KSA spring start.

Business Gate

Published: June 28, 2011
Length: 57:40 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: BusinessGate

The Business gate is a result of a singular vision to assist and alleviate the issues surrounding business and businessmen. The Gate is an 'all under one roof' concept which adheres to its...

Tours-TV.com: Diriyah

Published: January 05, 2015
Length: 21:35 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: ToursTV Com

Saudi Arabia. (德拉伊耶, محافظة الدرعية). See on map http://tours-tv.com/en/Diriyah .

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