In Arabic, Riyadh means gardens or meadows and the richest cities in the Middle East and ranks as the 80th richest city in the world. Over period of years, Riyadh has developed into one of the most intriguing and influential cities in Saudi Arabia, with high soaring modern architectural towers, luxurious hotels, fine dining and modest culture. Although the city of Riyadh has blossomed, it still maintains a slightly sombre and conservative atmosphere. This contrasting effect makes the capital even more interesting. Along with the other urban areas such as Dhahran, Khobar, Jeddah and Dammam, Riyadh has become the central point for both trade and travel. The National Museum is a wonderful place for tourist to visit. There are eight sections of galleries which are dedicated to history, culture and Arabia’s art. The Al-Faisaliah Tower was built in 200 and the stunning structure was the first tower above the city of Riyadh;s skyline. Some of the floors are being occupied by Saudi Arabia’s luxurious restaurants, shops, apartments and 5-star deluxe hotel. Standing on the view platform, visitors can nearly view the entire city. The city of Riyadh is a shopper’s paradise. The main roads in the city are line with number of malls. If you want to experience traditional shopping, straight away head to Souq al-Thumairi. The array of shops selling spices, Arabic coffees, jewellery, carpets and more which fascinating.
In Riyadh, there are various types of accommodation available ranging with affordable budget. One of the top hotels in Riyadh is Al Faisaliah Hotel with 224 rooms and suites offers high class comfort and service to guests, and conveniently located close to retail and entertainment complex and malls. The Courtyard Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter is the best hotel in city of Riyadh, providing amenities and service to make its guests to feel at home. Located close to the business and shopping district is the 5-star hotel Novotel Riyadh Al Anoud in Riyadh, offers flawless service and ambience.