Love my 171st country – Saudi Arabia! And for this special event, Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Qurtuba hosted me!
The last one! After my second attempt, I entered Saudi Arabia. My first attempt was in March 2020 but I was stuck at Riyadh airport due to last-minute Covid rules at that time so I decided to cancel my Saudi Arabia trip. But hey! Here I am now, more fearless and happier!
Thankfully I not only entered my 171st country (which is Saudi Arabia), but I had the opportunity to stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Qurtuba! I was so lucky because I stayed in one of their beautiful suites and they just opened over a year ago, haha!
Things to do in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1. Visit the Edge of the World Riyadh
This is one of my bucket lists and it’s finally booked! I want you to! If, however, you have no idea what Edge of the World is, it is one of the top tourist destinations in Saudi. Looking at the plains all around, you really feel like you’re on the edge of the world. The unseen view of the sky while you are at the top of a 300 meter high cliff provides an amazing view you should not forget! Many thanks to Tinggly for the final implementation!
2. Do some Mall Hopping
Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, is no surprise to have so many shops around the city. For this reason, one thing you should never forget while in Riyadh is mall hopping! Here are some of the stores we encourage you to visit:
- Al Nakheel Mall – a nice and clean big store. There are shops for sweets and bargains, above you can see many restaurants, as well as bars scattered throughout the store.
- Riyadh Shopping Center – there are convenience stores and shops with great brands. There is also a play area for children where they can have fun.
- Panorama Mall – The store is known for its beautiful exterior and interior design as its design is environmentally friendly and has many rooms, a high level for children, and a large space for children. restaurants.
3. Visit the National Guard
The Skybridge is the only place to see in Riyadh. You can see over the buildings of Riyadh from here. You can eat very well and easily at the restaurant. From Iranian food to sushi to Indian, everything can be found there. Or you can walk around the store and look at the people. A must visit!
4. Al Rajhi Grand Mosque
The Al Rajhi Grand Mosque was built with donations from the Al Rajhi family in 2000. It is the largest mosque in Riyadh with a population of 18,000 men and 2,500 people in women’s churches. . Non -Muslims are not allowed to enter the church but seeing and admiring it from the outside is a must do!
5. Visit more interesting things in Riyadh!
Riyadh is a beautiful city to watch out for! Because this is my first time here, I really enjoy visiting so many places. Here are some things you should know:
- The fort of Al Masmak – Masmak Fort is an adobe castle built in 1865 by Emir Muhamed ibn Abdul. From 1902 to 1938 the general assembly was here. Today, the castle serves as a museum. You can learn about life in the Middle East before the new culture arrives.
- King Abdullah Park – King Abdullah is the young park of culture and entertainment in the capital of Saudi Arabia. Opened in 2013, there are several gardens, children’s and family areas, sports fields, walking trails, a restaurant, and a large lake with a dance fountain.
- Al Faisaliah Center – Along with the National Museum, it is one of the tallest buildings in Riyadh. It has an indoor store with a number of convenience stores where you can shop until your fall.
Where to stay in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
This newly opened luxury hotel in Riyadh was our home while we were in the city. It has 104 rooms and suites, as well as 16 villas located near the center of Riyadh and 20 kilometers from Riyadh international airport.
From the place itself, it was very easy because I could move and visit the famous places in Riyadh easily and simply, you know, as a traveler like me, I couldn’t to stay in one place, even though this is my first time. in Saudi Arabia, haha!
Suites and Radisson Blu Hotel
As I said above, there are 104 rooms and suites at Radisson Blue Hotel, Riyadh Qurtuba. Here are the different room types at the hotel:
- Common room with Terrace
- Junior Suite
- One bedroom suite
- Two bedroom Royal Suite
- Three bedroom Villa
I stayed in their One-Bedroom Suite for 4 days and 3 nights! The room itself is very spacious and has this bright air to make you feel at home.
In fact, I can stay in the room all day without having to go outside because it has everything I need. Also, they have a separate seating area from the bedroom which is one of my favorites about high -end hotels.
Would you believe me if I said I didn’t have time to try the Radisson Blu restaurants? I know you don’t! Haha! Restaurants are a must for me!
And guess what? They have 3 amazing restaurants in the hotel which I encourage you all to try; The Bridge, Larder & Lounge, and Plumeria Terrace.
Another great thing about the Radisson Blu Hotel is that it offers outdoor, indoor, and patio dining. So, in addition to the delicious food (thanks all to the great chefs who prepared the food; Chef Sunil, Chef Niin, Chef Sachin, Chef Bikash, Chef Alli, Chef Talal, Chef Jangir, Chef Dipendar, Chef Ansari, Chef Kiran, and Chef Nur), you have been certified as a mouth -watering dish with a good taste.
My entire experience in Riyadh and Radisson Blu Hotel
Not only did I enjoy the relaxation and beauty of staying at the hotel, but I also had the opportunity to visit beautiful places because of its convenient location (including Edge of The World. of my buckets!) Also, I could. meet some of the most amazing people! Ah! This Saudi Arabia tour was a good trip to the Radisson Blu Hotel for my home and hosted me for a few days. If you are planning a trip to Riyadh, you need to book at Radisson Blu Hotel.