Since 2011, the ancient city of Ad ‘Diriyah, where the First Saudi State was founded in 1745 (1158H), has been experiencing a substantial reconstruction. You will experience something unique and intriguing. A shady passageway with a brightly colored door, an antique watchtower, or a little stream bordered with desirable sites. You never know what will interest you as you visit different places. Muslims all around the world come to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah or Hajj. They can book a double destination package along with Umrah packages 2022 and visit the historical Diriyah. The famous Ad ‘Diriyah is located 20 kilometers north of Riyadh on the borders of Wadi Hanifa. Listed below are some of the best activities to do in Diriyah:
Visit Al Bujairy center
Experience the breathtaking vistas of the palace and city remnants, check for the historic center well, enjoy a meal by the crystal clear waters, or get a cup of coffee from one of the cafés. Touring the Bujairy market and outlying areas seems like traveling back in time to a period when this location was truly the city’s core. Numerous stores, cafés, restaurants, and enterprises have already opened their doors, and soon it will progress. Most of them only open after Asr prayers. In the long term, there’ll be a visitor information center, a cultural center, as well as a museum.
Alley-Wandering and Door-Gawking
For door fanatics, Ad-Diriyah is a dream come true. Diriyah was one of the locales that inspires people. You will spend a great time looking at and exploring a variety of new doors with intricate designs and artwork. You can also take door designed phone covers souvenir for your loved ones. The ethnic designs of the Najd region may be seen on the doors, gates, window shutters, as well as panels spread over the large historical territory. The most immediately recognized designs include geometric styles, vivid colors, and the Najdi flower. Keep an eye out for the large multicolored gates and you will be mesmerized by that. Walk through one of the Wadi road’s gloomy alleyways for another historical experience. Wandering through the calm areas is highly relaxing and gives a great welcome.
Explore Magnificent Mosques
The ancient, the modern, and the refurbished ones. The Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulwahab mosque, situated at the gateway to the ancient region near to the Diriyah city walls, is perhaps among of the most renowned mosques in Saudi Arabia. The construction activities have culminated in the restoration of the masjid where Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulwahab once served as Imam and gave sermons. Several more mosques are located around the recently launched Al-Bujairi square area, including the renovated Al-Dhwaihrah Mosque and the ongoing repair of the Imam Mohammed bin Saud Mosque.
Buy Antiques, Art & Souvenirs at Plaza
Many Saudi souvenir outlets, antique shops, as well as art exhibitions have already opened in the Diriyah marketplace. Several more will be launched in the upcoming years. The AMA Art venue has already been opened, and the gallery has a modest coffee house.
Dine at Najd Village’s Restaurant
It is the new spot of the charming Najd Village eateries, that offer classic Saudi cuisines. You will be sitting on the ground in your own Saudi-style majlis or tent, sampling all of the distinct Najd cuisine specialties at the same time! The restaurant Al Qarya Najdiya is located in the Najd Village. The Diriyah branch, as an extra bonus, overlooks the palace remains across the Wadi; the vistas are simply breathtaking. Experience an unforgettable evening savoring traditional Saudi food and heritage in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere.