The capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh is mostly a center of business interest not only among the middle eastern arab kingdoms but the world over. Culturally, Riyadh is pretty straight-laced with Islam being the cultural mainstay. Notwithstanding the confluence of its technological progress and cultural conservatism, Riyadh does offer a lot for the discerning traveller who cherishes exploring cultures and places.

Eating Out!

Riyadh’s restaurants offer delicacies that serve up a fare for the senses, visual and gastronomical. The ambience of most top restaurants in Riyadh is almost picture perfect and the food even more so. Traditional Saudi cuisine is often favoured by most but for the adventurous few, there is french, italian, japanese and more.

SpiceJet Recommendations!

Il Terrazo, P.O. Box 4148, King Fahad Road, Riyadh Saudi Arabia

Tao Lounge, Tahlia St, Olaya, Riyadh, KSA

Lenôtre restaurant, La Centria Mall, Tahlia St. Riyadh, KSA

Najd Village Restaurant, Qalat An Najm, Al Wahah, Riyadh 12444, Saudi Arabia


Be it the large malls, larger boulevards or the lanes that resemble Arabian fables, Riyadh is a shopper’s utopia. The lanes of Souq al-Thumairi immediately south of the Masmak Fortress in the Al-Dira area offer great deals on most items essentially Saudi. The Kingdom Tower Mall has a separate floor for women and is one of the more famous malls of Saudi Arabia. The Al-Faisaliah Tower Mall is pretty popular with most local shoppers.

Places to Stay

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Events & Festivals

  • Eid-ul-Fitr: The holy month of Ramadaan culminates in the festival that heralds the new moon - Eid-ul-Fitr. This festival is celebrated with much religious fanfare throughout Riyadh.
  • Janadriyah Festival: One of the oldest and most traditional of the festivals, Janadriyah is usually celebrated from the 12th to the 26th of February and in the al Janadriyah region of Riyadh, it is considered as the National Festival of Heritage and Culture.
  • Annual King’s Cup Camel Race: This traditional sporting extravaganza is held once every year and sees participation from over 2000 riders, young and old. Most riders however are young boys who have been trained in this sport.