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pipistrelle
5/2/2014
Overall rating: 4
Shopping and Souvenirs: There are lots of malls, with the same shops in all of them. They close for prayers five times a day. Lots of shops are closed between 12 and 4. The shops here are not as well stocked as branches in other countries. There are often religious police in the malls.
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alya
11/20/2013
Overall rating: 10
General opinion: I've loved my trip to Riyadh, it is a very religious place there are tons of stuff to do from the amazing hotels and the tourist attraction to the fancy reasturants and malls everything is very reasonable prices it is a not so exotic land but it is one of a kind to me and even thought there is exteremly hot weather there are amazing people and stuff to learn about. Take it from me, i live in Riyadh !
Not to be missed:
go to burg al mamlaka
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visit 4 season hotle
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camp in the desert (only in the cold non rainy wheather)
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Level 14
7/3/2013
Overall rating: 8
Best Period to Go: All over Riyadh Good development, but need more Traffic road system need to be control! Some ware area more pollution!
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eishwaran
6/12/2013
Overall rating: 1
Getting Around: Basic in and out roads. Sub rods and the venues. basic places, industrial, super markets
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mohd
6/4/2013
Overall rating: 6
General opinion: This place is the worst place i have ever seen!
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muna alrukban
4/24/2013
Overall rating: 10
General opinion: May Allah Reserve Riyadh safe and prosperous. May Allah keep his blessings on our beloved land.
Not to be missed:
resturants
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Level 14
3/16/2013
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: Riyadh is a very big city, need huge development like since past months, and I like the rules and regulations, It should be Implemented for all reigion people including for local people and we r muslims we must be the example for others for good deeds, just follow Mohammed sallah alai O sallam and Quran that's it....................
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wadi Hanifa
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dolly danues
3/7/2013
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: This place was amazing but there is not a many things to do. The place is not very safe. It is very enjoyable. It is lacking. The price for the vacation is ok
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Level 9
1/4/2013
Overall rating: 10
General opinion: Unforgettable place to stay for peace. A great experience encounter, a good community, nice people from different country origin. Good rules/policy. Good climate. Nice surroundings. Helpful environment. relaxing place. Affordable market place. no tax on healthy food and non food purchases. All in all. I want to stay here for a long time. in shaa ALLAH.
Not to be missed:
Malls
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swimming
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hiking
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Level 9
12/20/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: Its capital of riyadh, its in Saudi Arabia, there is no beach in Riyadh; the roads of Riyadh are well maintained, its a clean city, its a big city.
Not to be missed:
beach
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cinema hall
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SAJID QURESHI
12/14/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: PURELY CITY OF BUSINESS AND OFFICES. IF YOU KNOW KING FAHAD ROAD RIYADH IS ALL TO THE NORTH AND SOUTH OF THE ROAD.
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CAR SHOWROOMS
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Level 100
Overall rating: 6
Not to miss:  Riyadh does not have monuments and other attractions like some other capital cities of Middle East because of its relatively new origin.
However, things to do and visit surely don’t miss:
Al Bathaa, the heart of the city and also the oldest part, is where most of the tourists needs are fulfilled: it is home to facilities like bus stand, shopping area, post office, and banks.
The National Museum displays the history of civilization in the Arabian peninsula.
Other interesting museums are the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography, the Folklore ... More Museum and the King Faisal Museum in the King Faisal Foundation.
The Masmak Fortress, built around 1865, has been renovated and made attractive to the tourists coming in. The traditional Diwan (sitting room of the king) is a major attraction.
The diplomatic quarter, with modern buildings, built in the old Arabic style, is also worth a visit.
Midan Aladl, Justice Square, is a beautiful square between the Big Mosque and Qasr almasmak.
King Saudi University in Riyadh, one of the biggest libraries in Saudi Arabia, is a seven floor building of the size of a big mall, each floor specialize in one general topic with arabic books on your right side and other languages on the left side.
Other attractions include: Dira Square, Murabba Palace, Janadriyah Festival and the exiting Camel Races.
To get a feel for the landscape surrounding the capital, make an excursion to the "camel trails" along the escarpment southeast of town. They offer some beautiful and unforgettable views of the desert!

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Level 100
Overall rating: 6
General opinion:  Riyadh, is the capital of Saudi Arabia and lies on the great limestone plateau of Nejd in the centre of the Arabian Peninsula, some 2500 feet above sea level.
The name Riyadh comes from the Arabic word "rawdah" meaning "a place of gardens and trees".
Riyadh has been a midpoint of attention for centuries since the pre-Islamic times when the settlement at the site was called Hajar.
During the 18th century, Riyadh was part of the First Saudi State, with the capital at Diriyah. But in 1818 Diriyah was destroyed by the Turks and the capital ... More moved to Riyadh. After the Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud gained control of Riyadh in 1902, it was from this base that he gradually established control over a vast area from the Arabian Gulf to the Red Sea.
In 1932 the city became the capital the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Today, Riyadh, thanks to the oil boom money too, is a bustling metropolis and the seat of government!
Educational, financial, agricultural, cultural, technical, commercial and social organizations are there, too.
But, beside the modern buildings, the private houses are typical Saudi Arabian architecture with high walls and little lawn space. The oldest part of the city is called Al-Bathaa.
The Riyadh airport, King Khalid International Airport-KKIA, is one of the largest international airports in the world.

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Alamcodenazeer
12/3/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: Traffic rules not good, Safety and security not available for public, street vendors without any restriction, dirty places in Batha... I am coming from Dubai and seen the capital of the country seems unfair...
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syed Nayab
11/19/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: The Riyadh is very Self Explantory and good and easy to follow and reach the place.
Not to be missed:
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faisalya towers
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King Abdullah Financial District
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sajid qureshi
11/19/2012
Overall rating: 7
Not to miss: It is good and beneficial and basically i am new to Riyadh and i would like to experience life in Riyadh and i hope it will be a better experience.
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Captain Jack
11/18/2012
General opinion: There are many citys of Mexico, long cosiderered the arm pit of the globe that are cleaner than Riyadh. Saudi drivers are the worst drivers I have ever exprerienced. And as much money KSA has, Riyadh has one of the worst skylines in the world, a can opener and a ball. WOW
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Level 15
10/30/2012
Overall rating: 7
Useful tips: It's good to stay there, safe place too. I live last 12 years from there. Near airport, and Hara area good. More other country people staying there. We feel look like India.
Not to be missed:
food
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Level 9
10/29/2012
Overall rating: 9
Useful tips: Taxis can add up quickly, but consolidating trips can help with the costs. I also advise to shop in the local shops and stay away from the malls to get better pricing for day to day items. Also, if you find a taxi driver who seems to know his stuff, them get his number so you can contact him again.
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Mostafa Mohamed
10/18/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: It is a good place to live and work in. Not very useful for young kids. Living n compounds makes it better. In general it is the best place to live in the Gulf if you want to make money. The main advantage is the reasonable prices for everything. The main disadvantage is the lack of entertainment specially for young kids.
Not to be missed:
Malls
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Wadi Al Laban
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Batha
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