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What's On At-Turaif

Guided Tours
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Information Desk inside the visitor Center

Every hour until 10pm

Explore historical At-Turaif on a 75-minute guided walking tour. Offered every hour on the hour (subject to capacity) in Arabic or English. Bookable onsite or in advance when purchasing a Diriyah Entry Pass.

Comfortable flat shoes advised.

Guided Tours

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Across various locations

Daily, 4pm to 9pm

Step back in time and experience daily life in At-Turaif during the First Saudi State through a series of immersive theatrical performances. 

Nuzul

Guided Tours
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Information Desk inside the visitor Center

Every hour until 10pm

Explore historical At-Turaif on a 75-minute guided walking tour. Offered every hour on the hour (subject to capacity) in Arabic or English. Bookable onsite or in advance when purchasing a Diriyah Entry Pass.

Comfortable flat shoes advised.

Guided Tours

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Across various locations

Daily, 4pm to 9pm

Step back in time and experience daily life in At-Turaif during the First Saudi State through a series of immersive theatrical performances. 

Nuzul

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Visitor Center

Daily, 10am to 10pm

Drop into a Khat Ad-Diriyah demonstration, calligraphy from the city of Diriyah. Watch the Calligrapher Draws your name and get a souvenir from the city of earth!

Tha Art of Diriyah Calligraphy

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Visitor Center

Daily, 10am to 10pm

Pause for a coffee whilst perusing the quiet streets of At-Turaif and enjoy Saudi coffee serving etiquette, rooted in the nation’s traditions of hospitality and generosity.

Saudi Coffee Experience

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Various locations

Various timings throughout the week

Enjoy family time and discover the many stories of At-Turaif through a range of art and craft activities for families and children. 

Family Activities

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Visitor Center

Daily, 10am to 10pm

Drop into a Khat Ad-Diriyah demonstration, calligraphy from the city of Diriyah. Watch the Calligrapher Draws your name and get a souvenir from the city of earth!

Tha Art of Diriyah Calligraphy

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Visitor Center

Daily, 10am to 10pm

Pause for a coffee whilst perusing the quiet streets of At-Turaif and enjoy Saudi coffee serving etiquette, rooted in the nation’s traditions of hospitality and generosity.

Saudi Coffee Experience

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Various locations

Various timings throughout the week

Enjoy family time and discover the many stories of At-Turaif through a range of art and craft activities for families and children. 

Family Activities

Al Ardah
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Prince Thunayyan Bin Saud Palace

Thu, 26 Jan: 4pm to 10pm.

Be wowed by Al Ardah: a traditional powerful performance of war: the strength, unity, and victory of the leaders of At-Turaif.

Al Ardah

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Horse Arena, outside Military Gallery

Timings will be announced soon

Witness the majestic Arabian Horse live in the Horse Ring and discover what makes them so special and significant in the story of Saudi Arabia.

Arabian Horse Demonstration

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Workshop A

Sat to Thu: 11am to 2pm, and 3pm to 7pm. Fri: 3pm to 9pm

Discover the skills, techniques and process that went into making each mud brick that built the architectural marvel of At-Turaif. Have a go too at mixing and shaping a mud brick. 

Mudbrick Making

Al Ardah
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Prince Thunayyan Bin Saud Palace

Thu, 26 Jan: 4pm to 10pm.

Be wowed by Al Ardah: a traditional powerful performance of war: the strength, unity, and victory of the leaders of At-Turaif.

Al Ardah

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Horse Arena, outside Military Gallery

Timings will be announced soon

Witness the majestic Arabian Horse live in the Horse Ring and discover what makes them so special and significant in the story of Saudi Arabia.

Arabian Horse Demonstration

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Workshop A

Sat to Thu: 11am to 2pm, and 3pm to 7pm. Fri: 3pm to 9pm

Discover the skills, techniques and process that went into making each mud brick that built the architectural marvel of At-Turaif. Have a go too at mixing and shaping a mud brick. 

Mudbrick Making

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Prince Thunayyan Bin Saud Palace

Thu & Sun: 4pm to 10pm

Be entertained by As Samri: a joyful communal performance combining traditional poetry, rhythmic music and dance.

As Samri

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Prince Saad Bin Saud Palace

Timings to be announced

Learn about the beauty and meaning of Diriyah’s iconic decoratively painted doors in an exhibition with accompanying talks and workshops.

Diriyah Doors

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Salwa Palace

Every hour after sunset

Watch the majestic Salwa Palace, the ruling palace of the First Saudi State, spectacularly lit in a daily evening light show.

Evening Light Show

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Prince Thunayyan Bin Saud Palace

Thu & Sun: 4pm to 10pm

Be entertained by As Samri: a joyful communal performance combining traditional poetry, rhythmic music and dance.

As Samri

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Prince Saad Bin Saud Palace

Timings to be announced

Learn about the beauty and meaning of Diriyah’s iconic decoratively painted doors in an exhibition with accompanying talks and workshops.

Diriyah Doors

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Salwa Palace

Every hour after sunset

Watch the majestic Salwa Palace, the ruling palace of the First Saudi State, spectacularly lit in a daily evening light show.

Evening Light Show

Gallery

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A gallery celebrating the grace and strength of the formidable Arabian horse. The horse of Daily each evening kings and heroes, learn here about the importance of this breed in Saudi culture and history and explore its depiction through the eras. Children can take on a digital challenge by helping a messenger reach At-Turaif on their Arabian steed.

Arabian Horse Gallery

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The residence of three past Al-Saud Imams, the Diriyah gallery houses a collection of manuscripts, coins, clothing and artefacts which tell the story of the First Saudi State.

Diriyah Gallery

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A gallery celebrating the grace and strength of the formidable Arabian horse. The horse of Daily each evening kings and heroes, learn here about the importance of this breed in Saudi culture and history and explore its depiction through the eras. Children can take on a digital challenge by helping a messenger reach At-Turaif on their Arabian steed.

Arabian Horse Gallery

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The residence of three past Al-Saud Imams, the Diriyah gallery houses a collection of manuscripts, coins, clothing and artefacts which tell the story of the First Saudi State.

Diriyah Gallery

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A gallery dedicated to domestic daily life in 18th century At-Turaif and the roles and responsibilities and needs of social convention, privacy and environmental comfort.

Social Life Gallery

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A gallery narrating the stories of the First Saudi State's military history and campaigns, with displays showing 18th century arms, armor and militaria.

Military Gallery

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A gallery dedicated to the traditional Nadji architectural principles which enabled buildings to withstand the hot and dry weather typical of the region, providing light and ventilation, both defensive and decorative elements, and shading.

Traditional Architecture Gallery

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A gallery dedicated to domestic daily life in 18th century At-Turaif and the roles and responsibilities and needs of social convention, privacy and environmental comfort.

Social Life Gallery

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A gallery narrating the stories of the First Saudi State's military history and campaigns, with displays showing 18th century arms, armor and militaria.

Military Gallery

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A gallery dedicated to the traditional Nadji architectural principles which enabled buildings to withstand the hot and dry weather typical of the region, providing light and ventilation, both defensive and decorative elements, and shading.

Traditional Architecture Gallery

Please contact us for group tours and special requests.