Diriyah’s At-Turaif UNESCO World Heritage site is a symbol of Saudi Arabia’s rich history and a sanctuary for national heritage preserved in open-air museums. Salwa palace is the largest standing structure in the citadel and of significant importance as the home of Kings & Heroes, including Mohammed bin Saud, founder of the first Saudi state.
The city of At-Turaif was built with adobe mud and other natural materials in the 1700s and features courtyards, alleyways and towers that showcase quintessential Najdi
architecture and tell the story of a traditional Saudi way of life. Under UNESCO guidelines, the mud-brick city has been restored to exhibit materials and artefacts from the Kingdom’s Royal, social and cultural past, taking visitors on a comprehensive journey through Saudi history.
Cultural and entertainment experiences have been developed that reflect past traditions, the hospitality of its people and create a gathering place for all.