Diriyah: Al-Turaif District, Al-Bujairi Quarter & Museum …

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Explore the historical and cultural landmarks of Diriyah on a guided tour. Visit the Al-Turaif District, the Al-Bujairi Quarter, and the Diriyah Museum.

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  • Discover the rich history of Diriyah, the first capital of the Saudi state
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Al-Turaif District
  • Visit the Diriyah Museum and learn about the region's cultural history
  • Stroll through the narrow alleys of the Al-Bujairi Quarter
  • Enjoy a horseback or camel ride at a nearby farm


Explore the vibrant heart of Saudi Arabia's history on a guided tour of Diriyah. Discover the authenticity and rich heritage of Saudi Arabia as you visit the first capital of the Saudi state, a site rich in historical and cultural landmarks. Start your tour at the Al-Turaif District, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stroll among the historical palaces, such as Salwa Palace, which was the residence of Saudi imams. This area tells stories of the establishment of the first Saudi state and its glorious history. After exploring Al-Turaif, head to the Al-Bujairi Quarter, known for its narrow alleys and traditional mudbrick buildings. This quarter is characterized by its cafes and restaurants that offer traditional Saudi dishes, providing visitors with an opportunity to savor local flavors in an authentic atmosphere. A tour in Diriyah is incomplete without visiting the Diriyah Museum. The museum showcases a collection of exhibits that highlight the cultural, social, and political history of the region. Through these exhibits, you will learn about the daily life and economic and commercial activities that prevailed in the past. To add some fun to your tour, try horseback or camel riding at one of the nearby farms. These activities offer a unique experience and take you back to the time of the Bedouins and travelers. You can also join guided walking tours that take you through the natural and historical sites surrounding Diriyah. Conclude your tour with a visit to one of the traditional markets, where you can purchase souvenirs and local handicrafts. Here, you will find a variety of products reflecting Saudi heritage, such as handmade rugs, ceramic tools, and traditional perfumes.


Guided tour of Al-Turaif District Visit to Al-Bujairi Quarter Entry to Diriyah Museum Horseback or camel riding experience Visit to traditional markets Transportation to and from Diriyah

Important Information

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes as there will be a lot of walking. Bring water to stay hydrated. Photography is allowed, but respect the local culture and privacy of individuals. Check the weather forecast and dress appropriately. Be prepared for security checks at certain sites.

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