At Diriyah, visitors from near and far will learn about Saudi history through an array of museums, institutions and cultural attractions.

They will be able to experience a thematic Period Village recreating life as it was 300 years ago or stroll through the Art District with its institutes focused on traditional and performing arts surrounded by creative retail and dining experiences.

Cultural Attractions Key Facts

Cultural Attractions

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A destination-wide experience narrating the history of Diriyah through a range of multi-sensory experiences from performances to immersive exhibitions, wayfinding trails and digital interventions.


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An Art District with creative businesses and entrepreneurs, art galleries, curated artisan lifestyle retail offerings, co-working spaces and apartments designed for the creative-minded. The district includes six specialized institutes focused on Saudi heritage and culture including creative writing and poetry, theatre, music, traditional cuisine, Najdi architecture and the Ardah traditional dance in addition to an arts cinema.

Art District

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Learn the ways of the past in the historic Period Village, which will recreate life 300 years ago (1727 AD - 1139 AD (H). The traditional village, located adjacent to the escarpment, will host activities including markets and craft stores, experiential workshops and traditional food offerings.

Period Village