Diriyah

Diriyah

Diriyah is a town in Saudi Arabia located on the north-western outskirts of the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Diriyah was the original home of the Saudi royal family, and served as the capital of the Emirate of Diriyah. The Turaif district in Diriyah was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010.

Site Information

Country: Saudi Arabia

District: Riyadh Region

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 15th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Official Name: At-Turaif District in ad-Dir’iyah

Date of Inscription: 2010

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