27,792 people visited Riyadh
Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia and also its largest city. It is located in the center of the country on a highland plateau, a situation that results in extreme hot temperatures year round, even spiking above 125 degrees Fahrenheit. The country’s conservative nature reduces Riyadh’s destination appeal, as there are few attractions and most entertainment is banned. The most common visitors are businesspeople and government employees, but that does not mean the city is without interesting sites. Masmak Fortress is a beautiful fortress with historical value and the National Museum is as modern as they come and exhibits many beautiful traditional Arab works. Also popular are dune riding trips, done in SUVs or on ATVs. As it is a large city, Riyadh is home to a wide array of dining and lodging options. Popular among locals are the small Pakistani restaurants that offer exceedingly cheap and filling meals.