Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia, located in the an-Nafud desert. It is also the largest city in the Arabia Peninsula. It is the main financial hub of Saudi Arabia. This city has everything from old sculptures to modern things. There are excellent motorways and railway systems. It is also one of the wealthiest cities in Saudi Arabia. Tourists are attracted to this place every year because Riyadh has the best tourism ever. There are many heritage sites, old mud villages, vistas and natural features. These spectacular sights are a day trip away from you. You can avail Car rental in Riyadh at affordable rates.
Edge of the world
This is one of the difficult spots to visit in Saudi Arabia. It is the geological wonder of the world. It is a little bit far from the main road located in northwest Riyadh along with Tuwaiq Escarpment. You will be able to see the best view of your life if you visit there. If there is such a thing as the edge of the world, this place will look the same. Just stand at the edge of the world and look at the amazing landscape and wildlife. It will look like an alien movie set. This place is about 3 hours from Riyadh with the tricky routes. So make sure that you should not visit this place alone.
There is a small canyon in Saudi Arabia with amazing natural features. There is an old and dry wadi which means river. After the heavy rainfall, when this place gets flooded, tourists always appreciate this place. This is the place where you will get a refreshing swim. It is on the southeast side of Riyadh and either side of the road just off route 509. If you are going there by car, it will take an hour to reach.
This place is located at the foot of a looming rock face. You will get to see odd bats and nesting birds if you scramble down into its fissure. Along with route 65, it is about 45 minutes from the center of Riyadh on the southeast side behind an industrial area. This place is through the windy dirt routes surrounded by a huge landmass colored by sand mountains. The exact location of this place is right of an old abandoned hut which is covered in graffiti. Make sure you have the perfect footwear and a torch for exploration.
Quad bikes and red sands
Here you will be able to join hundreds of Riyadhians who are looking for desert adventure as you. Just rev high your engine in these red sands when you climb upward. This place is located southwest of Riyadh and just right to Al Awsat’s settlement in the Tuwaiq Mountains. These Mountains provide an atmospheric backdrop. Usually, there are 4*4 races on the rented quad bikes. If you are going there by car, this place is about 40 minutes from the center of Riyadh.
This Al-Waba crater acquires the total land of 2 kilometers across. This place is great for camping. At the center, there is also an amazing sky blue lake of sodium crystals. Just off the 8485 highways, there is a new viewing gallery and visitors center built. You can experience the amazing phenomenon with ester edge near the abandoned huts or green palm forests on the camp.
The route down with rock and zigzag paths offers you mesmerizing views from cracked floors and the beautiful central lake of carter. Every tourist wants to camp here and spend more than 24 hours at this amazing sight.
During the 18th and 19th centuries, this place was the ancestral home of the Al Saud royal family. This place is especially known for its mud-brick buildings. This place is on the western edge of capital Riyadh in the modern glitzy veneer of Riyadh. Just explore the mud places, houses and mosques in Dir’yah’s complex. This is the place where you can imagine young Saudi princes playing in short alleyways. It takes 20 minutes from the center of Riyadh by taxi, and it will charge 10$, which means 50 Saudi riyals.
The Diplomatic Quarter
There are famous trails of the diplomatic Quarter. There are many starting points to it, but the best one is Starbucks because it provides the straight trail to the end of the Kindi Plaza. This diplomatic quarter offers you a unique and mesmerizing experience, and it is completely safe for everyone. That’s why everyone is mad about this place. The trail there is contained mainly inside the grounds of the Diplomatic Quarter, but some of the trails expand to the borderline of Wadi Hanifa. You can stop where you want or at the Tuwaiq Palace Gardens, which is on the trail route. Other than this, there are different spots with different attractions.
The Thumama National Park
The Thumama National Park is a great attraction in Riyadh. This amazing place is a mixture of adventure, camping and a great heritage sight. You can have fun while riding off to Thumama. You can also enjoy kite flying, RVs, horseback riding and flying. This place offers you camping with rented tents and barbeques. Tourists can also visit the mountainside and valley here. That place is full of old tools and historical houses. You can explore whenever you want. This place is best for a day trip with family and friends.
Rub Al Khali
Rub Al Khali acquires the largest area of land on the planet earth. It is also known as ‘Abode of Silence.’ Just spend a few days trekking in the huge desert. You will be able to see oases and wells, which are known only by local Bedouin. So it is better to hire a guide on this tour. This desert is about 2-3 hours through route 10.
These are some best places where you can have a day trip with friends and family in Riyadh. These places are not so far from Riyadh so you can easily visit them.