The Izdihar district lies about halfway between the airport and the city centre, providing affordable hotels.
One of the most recognisable landmarks in the Kingdom is the strikingly modern Kingdom Centre with its 300-ton sky bridge stretching across the heights of the city for 65 metres.
Najd Village on Al Takhassusi Road dishes out old-time Saudi culture, both on your plate and in its décor, which resembles a quaint Arabic village building.
And yes you do have to get your marriage documented for you to move here especially if your thinking of having the baby here. It's a conservative country so I've had a few comments thrown at me for not covering my hair but that's depending on what mall or area.
It’s also the Saudi centre of politics, finance and culture.
Riyadh features a contemporary highway system, with two ring roads connecting the main neighbourhoods, and King Fahd Road running through the city centre from north to south.
Makkah Road likewise cuts through the centre running east and west, facilitating movement between the business district and diplomatic quarters.
The Olaya District is where to find renowned restaurants, entertainment and the best hotels in Riyadh.