RIYADH ATTRACTIONS, SHOPPING AND MORE
Founded in 1446 by Maani Al Muraidi, an ancestor of the Saudi royal family, Dir’iya served as the capital of the first Saudi state from 1744 to the early 1800s. The city is a very popular tourist destination and it features a variety of fascinating places to discover. These include the Turaif district (the place of government and the ruling family), which is a World Heritage Site and includes a number of magnificent buildings, the Salwa Palace, the house of money and other huge mud constructions.
Other places of interest include the Guest House and the At-Turaif Bath House, courtyards, a mosque and more.