With 6.5 million inhabitantst, Riyadh is the capital and the largest city in Saudi Arabia. it is located on the great plateau of Najd and is surrounded by the desert.
The main street, Re Fahd, is at the beating heart of a city of modern design, developed a lot especially in recent years. For shopping, there is an embarrassment of choice, since there are numerous and vast shopping centers, as well as restaurants and luxury hotels, some located within skyscrapers that offer impressive views.
On a cultural level, there is no shortage of things to see. The National Museum stands out: having opened in 1999, it will take you into the Arab world through different historical period. The fortress of Masmak, one of the oldest forts in Riyadh, is characterized by some tall towers that once served to guard the city.
What to eat? The cuisine of Saudi Arabia is made up mainly of elaborate and spicy dishes: the main one is kabsa based on meat, rice and numerous vegetables.