HISTORICAL DIRIYYAH & EDGE OF THE WORLD EXCURSION

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HISTORICAL DIRIYYAH & EDGE OF THE WORLD EXCURSION

HISTORICAL DIRIYYAH & EDGE OF THE WORLD EXCURSION

  • 12:30 Hours: Pick up from Al Faisaliah Hotel and drive to Historical Diriyyah
  • 13:00 Hours: Arrive and enjoy visit to Historical city of Diriyyah
  • 14:00 Hours: Drive to the magnificent excursion to Edge of the World
  • 16:00 Hours: Arrive Edge of the World for an exciting excursion.
  • 17:30 Hours: After enjoying sunset at Edge of the World site, drive back to the hotel
  • 19:30 Hours: Drive back to your hotel.

Diriyyah

The old city of Diriyyah is located about 20km from the main city center of Riyadh. It is one of the most important archaeological sites from where the history of Saudi Dynasty begins. It is situated in the eastern part of the so-called Najd area in the valley known as Wadi Hanifa. The meaning of Najid is the high plateau, which forms the central part of Saudi Arabia. It is recorded by the chronicles that one of the person known as Ibn Dir, who was also the chief of al-Dir clan of Duru, which was belonging to Bani Hanifa tribe, was ruling this area. He had a vast fertile land in the valley, which he was not able to utilize completely due to lack of thin population of his clan. Therefore, he invited another clan of the same Banu Hanifa tribe to settle down on the fertile area of the Hanifa valley. Therefore, the clan named Murdah comes under the leadership of Mani al-Muraydi in 1446 A.D in Wadi Hanifa. IbnDir gave land for the cultivation to the clan in the Wadi Hanifa and the clan settled down. They were the ancestors of the Al-Saud family who established their first rule at Diriyyah.

Edge of the World

The Edge of the World is an exciting excursion ex-Riyadh. This usually starts in afternoon with drive on old Makkah Road. One way drive is approx. 150 Kms from Riyadh to the Edge of the World both on paved road and gravel access to the site. Drive on gravel track is really exciting. Enthusiasts like to enjoy a soft hike on the rocks of the Edge of the World. However, should be very careful during hike on gravel. Sunset view at this point is always very interesting. We shall drive back to Riyadh after sunset.

Cost: SAR 800 (US$ 215) per person (min. 4 pax)

Cost includes :

  • 4-Wheel Drive.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • 15% VAT.

Not included in cost: Any Meals, Hotel Accommodation, Entrance Fees, tipping etc.

During COVID-19 keeping you safe

What you can anticipate during your visit

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

  • Face masks provided for travellers

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

  • Regular temperature checks for staff

  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival