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The capital of the first Saudi dynasty and ancestral home of the House of Saud.

At-Turaif: a place of vision and beginnings

Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010, the historic district of At-Turaif overlooks Wadi Hanifah and the Diriyah oasis. Constructed from mudbrick in the Najdi style as a palatial royal citadel, this storied urban quarter became the capital of the Emirate of Diriyah or the First Saudi State (1727-1818), laying the foundations for what would eventually become the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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‘Nuzul’ Experience

From 14 December 2023 to 8 March 2024Step back in time and experience daily life in At-Turaif during the First Saudi State...

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Plan Your Visit

To visit and explore At-Turaif, book your Diriyah access pass.