THE SIGNIFICANCE OF DIRIYAH
The history of the people of Arabia and Ad Diriyah is a history of ancient trade and pilgrimage routes and a geographic meeting point for Asia, Africa and Europe. Known as the Home of Kings and Heroes, Ad Diriyah is an oasis that rose from the banks of Wadi Hanifa and is considered the birthplace of the first Saudi state, becoming its capital in 1745AD. Its establishment is considered a turning point for the Arabian Peninsula, the region and the Islamic world as it set a foundation and unified the Peninsula under one nation. It grew to become a thriving economic, political and military hub hosting an ideal community in the desert and a beacon of science and learning.
It is this rich legacy that guides our design and development of the Diriyah Gate to deliver a seamless, authentic and unique experience of Saudi Arabia’s history for the modern times.