The Capital City

The capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh is a blend of the ancient and modern. The birthplace of the kingdom and a thriving, forward-thinking metropolis, history and heritage come to life in this exciting and ever-evolving city. Riyadh translates to “the Gardens,” a reference to the area’s past that dates back to the 14th century, when the land was revered for its fertile soil, many canals and trees.