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RIYADH: THREE-DAY ITINERARY + TIPS

RIYADH: THREE-DAY ITINERARY + TIPS

Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia is a city of contrasts—ancient fortresses and gleaming glass skyscrapers; traditional society shaped by Bedouin culture and firm Islamic beliefs mixed with a modern, youthful vibe and Western influences from ubiquitous fast food joints to luxurious shopping malls.…

TOP THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA

TOP THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital city, is an intriguing mix of tradition and modernity. After all, it is a city that has only recently outgrown from a small tribal settlement to one of the wealthiest cities in the Middle East. If you have never been to…

DELECTABLE FRIDAY BRUNCH AT THE RITZ-CARLTON RIYADH

DELECTABLE FRIDAY BRUNCH AT THE RITZ-CARLTON RIYADH

Delectable, lavish and sumptuous are the best words to describe the Friday brunch at the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh. The famously elaborate buffet spread is served at Al Orjouan, one of the hotel’s three restaurants and their crown jewel. The luxury experience and the sense of…

HOTEL INSIDER: NARCISSUS HOTEL AND SPA RIYADH

HOTEL INSIDER: NARCISSUS HOTEL AND SPA RIYADH

Narcissus Hotel and Spa, located in the heart of Riyadh, looks like a giant yellow wedding cake and stands out with its distinct exterior among Riyadh’s more modern high rises. It is opulent and kitschy like something from Las Vegas and especially gaudy when it…

RECENTLY READ: SEPTEMBER 2019

RECENTLY READ: SEPTEMBER 2019

Seventeen-year-old Raymond is an unusually mature and self-aware youngster who is finding it hard to fit in at home and at school. He lives in an apartment building in New York. One day, he finds an old woman standing in her doorway, calling out, “Hello?…

JORDAN IN THREE DAYS: AMMAN, PETRA, JERASH, MADABA & THE DEAD SEA

JORDAN IN THREE DAYS: AMMAN, PETRA, JERASH, MADABA & THE DEAD SEA

Three days in Jordan is just enough to see its main landmarks and highlights such as Petra, Jerash, and the Dead Sea. PLAN TO SPEND A LONG WEEKEND  WITH A HOME BASE IN AMMAN If you arrive on a Friday evening and depart on Tuesday…