Facts about the city

Discover the historical city of Riyadh
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Facts about the city

The capital of Saudi Arabia, and the country’s largest city, Riyadh has transformed from its roots as a small, walled stop-off for traders, to the large, bustling commercial centre it is today. A global city, Riyadh is an exciting location for events, meetings and getaways.


Riyadh has become known for its financial centre, its shopping opportunities and culture, as well as its history. One morning you can be staring out over the city from high up in a gleaming skyscraper, before exploring historic fortresses, interesting museums and relaxing parks.


The city’s strongest feature, however, is its nature as an industrial, business and organisational hub. The city is truly the heart of Saudi Arabia, and a welcoming place for business, particularly in the financial district, close to Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski.


For more information regarding the city’s various districts, our concierge will be on hand during your stay to assist you, whether you are simply exploring the town or planning a meeting or event in Riyadh.


To arrange your meeting or event at Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski, contact is via email at meetings.burjrafal@kempinski.com, or call +966 11 511 7776.

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