Diriyah: The Cultural Capital of Saudi Arabia

By Erika Masako Welch, 05 April 2023
Diriyah: The Cultural Capital of Saudi Arabia

Diriyah is the renewed cultural capital of Saudi Arabia, showcasing 300+ years of authentic culture and history. The new development is centered around the At-Turaif UNESCO World Heritage Site, an iconic mud-brick city, and the ancestral home of the House of Al Saud and the capital of the First Saudi State. The project has a total investment pipeline of US $63.2 billion, and is set to become a premier mixed-use historical, cultural and lifestyle destination. The first phase of development is underway, and is now open to the public. By 2030 – Diriyah expects to welcome 27 million visitors annually.

At-Turaif at Diriyah

Located just 15 minutes northwest of Riyadh, Diriyah is exp

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