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8
Good
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Average
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Low
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Youth travel 36%
Aged Tourists 18%
Couples 27%
Family 18%
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Level 1
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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 1
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....................
Not to be missed:
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wadi Hanifa
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Level 1
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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Level 1
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.
Not to be missed:
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CAR SHOWROOMS
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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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Level 1
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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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 1
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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Level 1
Mansoor Ahmad
10/13/2012
Overall rating: 5
General opinion: Riyadh is a good and beautiful city and i was here last 1 year. But some time the behavior of local citizen is no good.
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Level 9
10/5/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: Large city, large roads, helpful people, a lot of traffic. Need a GPS, nice at night. Good food taste. Cheap life expenses
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Level 1
Muhammad Khalid Sharif
9/4/2012
Overall rating: 8
General opinion: I am first time in Out of my country. And it has been a very nice experience in Riyadh. I really feel myself safe and happy here. I also performed Umrah and in the future i want to perform Hajj Also. That is the great benefit for me to live in Riyadh.
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Level 1
Naim
8/23/2012
Overall rating: 10
General opinion: Riyadh is the best! Very comfortable and religious environment with all u need right when u need it
Not to be missed:
Shopping
,
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Makkah and madinah
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Level 1
Rajesh
8/22/2012
Overall rating: 3
General opinion: Not so good place to freak out and enjoy. It's kind of very religious place. Muslims feel it like heaven but for others not so good
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Abid
8/19/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: General Riyadh is a nice city. Roads are neat and clean. But lacking public parks.
Not to be missed:
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Zoo
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Fort
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Level 9
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: It's a nice place but needs a lot of improvement. There are no parks gardens or play areas for the young generation.
Not to be missed:
faisalya towers
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football stadium
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airport
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