Riyadh – located in a desert plain in the country’s center, this is the capital of Saudi Arabia, as well as its main financial hub. Business district landmarks include the 302 meter-high Kingdom Center, with a sky bridge connecting two towers, and 257 meter-high Al Faisaliah Center, with a glass globe summit.
In the historic Deira District, Masmak Fort marks the site of the 1902 raid that gave the Al Sauds control of Riyadh. Riyadh is also known for shopping and upscale malls can be found at the Al Faisaliah Centre and the Kingdom Centre. Deira’s Souq al-Thumairi has local crafts and other wares.