The National Museum of Saudi Arabia, located in Riyadh, is one of the purest gems of the big city. Situated in Al-Muraba at the King Abdul Aziz Historical Center is this excellent spot that will not only entertain its visitors but teach them a couple of interesting details about Islam, the history of the Arabian peninsula and of course, Saudi Arabia.
Many artefacts are housed in this aesthetically-pleasing gallery of sorts that takes each visitor on a walk that tells the tale of Saudi’s pre-historic era all the way up to today.
It’s no surprise why the museum is growing more and more popular by residents and tourists in Riyadh, the whole experience can be seen as a fitting result of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
If you haven’t seen it yet, then you’re missing out.
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1. For only SAR 10, you’ll gain a lifetime of knowledge
From seeing the founding father of Saudi Arabia’s personal belongings, vintage cars, learning about the pre-historic world (complete with dinosaurs, a meteorite even and more!) all the way up to Saudi’s major modern history.
The museum will give great insight to the historical on Saudi’s development, with a major focus on Islam. Naturally.
Oh and the ticket prices cost SAR10/per person. SOOOOO worth it.
2. You can spend half a day at the museum (complete with food and entertainment) = perfect with family
You’re probably going to spend two-three hours here, easy, due to the interactivity and entertaining approach the museum has done in displaying artefacts.
It also has an outdoor garden and restaurants to dine from, oh joy!
3. If you’re new to the country, it’s a great intro to getting to know it more
4. There’s a delectable selection of vintage cars displayed
5. The inside and outside architecture is a wonder!
6. There’s a great souvenir shop towards the end of the museum’s walkway journey that you will LOVE
A great way to bring back some of the memories you want to cherish from the Kingdom.
7. Sometimes they even hold other great events within the museum
Expect exhibitions, galleries and events as fitting or as random as the celebration of International Yoga Day.
Whatever it may be, the place is so beautiful, we’d take any excuse to go!
The National Museum of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh is open from Sunday to Saturdays from 8AM to 3PM. Tickets only cost SAR 10 per person and is free for children or students.
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