Al Diriyah season is just around the corner with so many sports and entertainment events coming your way in its second edition, but those exciting and thrilling events aren’t the only thing about Diriyah that should excite you.
Visitors of Al Diriyah can enjoy several of its historical destinations that will add so much to your experience, these destinations include At-Turaif and Al Bujairi and here’s why they should be on your list if you’re planning to take part in this Diriyah Season.
Located minutes from the capital Riyadh, Diriyah is where all the magic is expected to happen and it’s also known as The Land of Kings and Heroes. The historical area is where the mega sports events will be taking place from Boxing Championship, to Formula E-racing, Tennis Cup and Equestrian Festival.
For more details on the events happening this Diriyah season, click here.
At-Turaif is the actual original seat of power for Saudi Arabia’s Al Saud family, and is the historic center of Ad Diriyah. The UNESCO World Heritage site stands as a symbol for the rich history of Saudi Arabia, and under the guidelines of UNESCO, authorities have given it great attention and priority in preserving and restoring its citadel.
Visitors of At-Turaif will get to follow in the steps of kings and heroes who walked in the citadel, and indulge on the great history and culture of the Kingdom.
Overlooking the eastern edge of Wadi Hanifah, just opposite to Al-Turaif neighborhood, Al-Bujairi Quarter is the ultimate gateway into the historical area of Al-Diriyah. The area serves as a cultural hub of the Kingdom ever since the establishment of the first Saudi state and today, it makes the ideal getaway from the hassle of the city as a place that offers authentic Saudi cuisine and hospitality with breathtaking scenery surrounding you.
Zero Latency: Riyadh’s Latest Addition Offering Virtual Escapism
All the way from Melbourne, Australia, the largest virtual reality gaming arena Zero Latency has made its way to Riyadh at Salma Centre, and it is a dream come true to all the gamers!
Zero Latency is the global leader in free-roaming multi-player virtual reality, and is regarded as the world’s best virtual reality gaming experiences.
“Zero Latency is the next level social entertainment, where players are taken inside a game, where their body is the controller and their mind believes it’s real.”
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What to expect:
One moment you’re living in your own world, the next you’re lost in ours.
For the adrenaline junkies, get ready for your heart to pound real hard and your adrenaline to reach its peak, as you get consumed in a game that will certainly take you someplace else.
The Place offers various gaming experiences, including Zombie survival, singularity and Engineerium. You spend a minimum of half an hour in each game, with a maximum of 8 players.
Each game take you to a different one of a kind experience, that is guaranteed to blow your mind. From fighting zombie Apocalypse to fighting off drones and robots.
Prices start from 70 SAR per person, and you have to reserve first.
Not for the faint-hearted!
Your tonight guide for Valentine’s day
If you are wondering where to go tonight for Valentine’s and can’t settle for a certain cuisine, here is a list of diverse ones for you to choose from.
- Le Traiteur.
The ultimate french cuisine, Located in Ash Shati, Jeddah. The restaurant is for those with an exquisite taste, and their dinner table sets the perfect mood for Valentine’s.
- Zodiac Cuisine.
“We feed your senses” is their moto and that says it all. The Zodiac Lounge in Al-Andalus offers a diverse menu of premium food.
You can never go wrong with Italian food, especially when it’s at Il Gabbiano on the Corniche. The restaurant just recently made it to the top 20 eats of 2018.
For a unique dinning experience and for those who like trying new things, then definitely go for Nozomi; as it serves the nicest contemporary Japanese cuisine.
What went down during this year’s Janadriyah Festival
Janadriyah Festival of this year has taken its visitors down a memory lane and specifically when they scrolled the fair’s Madianh village.
The festival succeeded in attracting young visitors, who surely got to see the historic regions where their ancestors lived in such as Uanbu, Al-Ula and Khaibar; and thus getting a taste of their own heritage.
Local families got to participate in the festival by showcasing their artwork that included handicrafts, paintings and folkloric elements, all was proudly put on display.
The Madinah village displayed a large wall that is a replica for the city’s ancient fortress, and the entrance for the village was market by several simulations of famous cities’ gateways such as Anbariah and Masri.
Aside from the ancient history that was proudly displayed, the festival also included the future of virtual reality, which provided visitors with both education and entertainment. such technology is expected to positively affect the future of education and training.
Visitors also had the luxury of experiencing paragliding at a private security VR pavilion, while others enjoyed a driving simulation exercise. This exercise offered women the opportunity of learning about the rules of traffic and road violations.