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Things to do in Riyadh for pilgrims

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Riyadh is the capital city of Saudi Arabia rich in cultural diversity and historical significance. The city offers a unique blend of modern technology and local traditions which makes it a popular tourist attraction in Saudi Arabia. It also offers a number of spiritual activities for pilgrims who are traveling around the kingdom to enhance their holy experience.

This is the reason that all-inclusive Umrah packages UK also take care of the additional tours of pilgrims to nearby cities of Makkah and Madinah with complementary religious significance. They are perfect for exploring Saudi Arabia within budget and time without losing interest in Umrah rituals.

Most often, these tours are short day trips to experience the diversity of the kingdom, engage in spiritual practices, and shop for souvenirs for loved ones. So, if you are planning to have a look into the developed city of Saudi Arabia, make a trip to Riyadh and experience the following things.

Planning a trip to Riyadh beyond pilgrimage

Riyadh is one of the top tourist attractions in Saudi Arabia that many pilgrims include in their visiting list to have fun there. So, all-inclusive Umrah packages include a day trip to Riyadh within their plans and allow pilgrims to have unlimited explorations without any hassle.

Riyadh is located 900 km from Makkah which is not so close but could be a great side trip or a pilgrimage stopover to explore a unique combination of heritage and modern age all in one place.

Pilgrims with 10 Nights 3 star Umrah package can also plan an adventure in Riyadh on their own as they have a bit more time than a week to complete Umrah rituals. The fastest option to get there is to board a short flight or take a drive to save time.

Once you’re in Riyadh, you have a lot of wonders to explore, amazing things to do, and shopping malls to get souvenirs. So, whether you are looking for a place to engage in spiritual and cultural practices or have a thrilling adventure, Riyadh is your go-to destination all the way.

Things to do in Riyadh for pilgrims

  1. Spiritual Activities

Riyadh is a significant place in Islamic history where early people embraced Islam and became Muslims. Therefore, the city maintains its religious significance to the date and so offers various spiritual activities to join pilgrims. For example, Riyadh has a collection of modern mosques with beautifully engraved architecture which allows pilgrims to engage in daily prayers even during traveling.

These mosques have Islamic scholars to teach pilgrims as well as locals about the history of Islam and the importance of spirituality. This way, they can learn more about Islam and can relate them to history.

The most popular spiritual places in Riyadh are Imam Turkish bin Abdullah Grand Mosque and Dirah Mosque to offer prayers and the National Museum of Saudi Arabia and Masmak Fortress to reflect on the pilgrimage to maintain spirituality.

  1. Recreational activities

Riyadh is a vibrant city having places to explore for all age groups that you can visit differently depending on your time zone of traveling. For instance, if you are in Riyadh early in the morning, explore historical sites and spiritual landmarks of Riyadh as it’s the best time to breathe in the calm surrounding.

Similarly, shop for souvenirs from malls or Souks during the time when you are active and so can also enjoy the culinary richness of Riyadh at popular food courts. However, if you want to explore the natural wonders of Riyadh like deserts, beaches, or parks, late afternoon is the best time as it allows you to extend your visit there as well as capture a stunning view of the sunset.

Pilgrims who are interested to dig in the past of Riyadh can visit the most popular places of Riyadh like Diriyah, King Saud University Museum, and the National Museum of Riyadh. Those who are looking for shopping places can go to the Mall of Arabia, Hayat Mall, or Souks to buy things, especially in Saudi Arabia.

On the other hand, nature lovers can relax in parks like Al Malaz Park, King Abdullah Park, and Wadi Hanifah, or experience desert adventure at Al Thumama desert of Riyadh. All of these activities are aimed at relaxing pilgrims so that they can come back to pilgrimage cities stress-free and continue their religious journey as before.

  1. Culinary Experience

Riyadh has a number of halal Restaurants to meet the culinary needs of visitors especially Muslims providing them with taste from home. The city is famous for its culinary richness and traditional blend of recipes that urge Muslims to explore their popular cuisine options once in a lifetime.

Some all-inclusive Umrah packages also provide meals at popular restaurants in Riyadh. So, make sure you confirm the availability of food on the go, especially with 10 Nights 3 star Umrah package.