Experience the Kingdom's history with a visit to Al Diriyah, a UNESCO World Heritage site that sits on the banks of the Hanifa valley and is located 35km outside of Riyadh. Al Diriyah was the original home of the Saudi Royal family and served as the capital of the first Saudi dynasty from 1744 to 1818. It features buildings made of mud and is surrounded by an old 14km wall made of stone and mud.
Gathering time for drive to Al Diriyah by coach
Visit the national flag, Al Diriyah historic wall and visitor centre. Walk through the Al Bajaree District and visit Al Award Mosque and water well (over 200 years old). Drive through Wadi Hanifa before returning to Riyadh.