At-Turaif District in Diriyah
Diriyah, Ar Riyad Province, Saudi Arabia www.visitsaudi.com
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Diriyah is the birthplace of the first Saudi State and the original seat of power for the kingdom’s Al Saud family. Here, you can get an inside look at the massive restoration project of the ancient city that is underway at the site (which was designated by UNESCO in 2010) and learn what grand plans lie in store for its future through the Development Authority of Diriyah, which is tasked with showcasing Saudi’s national heritage for the next generation.
- Elizabeth Harvey