The capital city of the oil-rich Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh is a major destination for business travellers and a main point of entry for Muslims undertaking a pilgrimage to Mecca or Medina. Fly to Riyadh with Cathay Pacific, relax in your spacious seat, enjoy a halal meal, and land feeling refreshed.
Highlights of Riyadh
Whilst primarily a business city, the sprawling city of Riyadh offers much to see and enjoy. Shopaholics will be delighted by the many malls, and golf-lovers will find many courses on which to tee off. Kingdom Centre is a sight to behold, especially when illuminated at night, and the National Museum provides great insights into the kingdom’s history and heritage, the Islamic faith, and the local culture. Other attractions include Masmak Fortress, located at the core of the old city, Murabba Palace, and the nearby Wadi Hanifah.
Tips for Visiting Riyadh
Many attractions are closed on Fridays and Saturdays, and visiting times are often gender-segregated. With little public transit, take taxis or hire a car. For added convenience, hire a car online when you book your flights to Riyadh with Cathay Pacific.