At-Turaif UNESCO World Heritage Site Since 2010
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.
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 artifacts from the Kingdom’s Royal, social and cultural past, taking visitors on a comprehensive journey through Saudi history.
We have developed cultural and entertainment experiences that reflect traditions, the hospitality of its people and create a gathering place for all.