Riyadh, the upcoming and modern metropolis is filled with enchanting activities for tourists. It didn’t fail to disappoint me. I got to explore the treasure of Middle East in here. You will get a glimpse of the Saudi Arabian life in this city. It is a city that is surely going to make you fall in love with it. Here are some of the things that you can explore when you are in this city.
- Walk Across Skybridge
The notable Kingdom Center is immediately recognizable from the skyline of the city. It resembles a garden hose or a bottle opener. I came to learn from the local people that the splendor of it demonstrates Saudi Arabia’s power. Go head to the top to get a sublime view. In order to get to the top, you will have to pay 63 Riyal. On the 99th floor, there is the Skybridge that you can work on. The panoramic view is just mesmerizing.
- Visit Alowidah and King Khalid Mosque
Saudi Arabia is the spiritual abode for all Muslims as it boasts of the two holiest cities of Islam Mecca and Medina. There are thousands of mosques to explore but you should not miss out on King Khalid Grand. Since I had time to check out the second one, I went for Alowidah Mosque. Even if you are a non-Muslim you will be allowed to enter. Since I visited in one of the 5 prayer times, I could see the Islamic people in action.
- Take a Tour of Masmak Fortress
At the center of Riyadh, you will find a grand fortress. This structure is square and is made of concrete and mud. Being developed in 1865, it turned out to be an important part of the history of Saudi Arabia. I went for a guided tour to learn more about the place.