Riyadh (also known as ‘The Gardens’) is the capital of Saudi Arabia and has a population of around 7.6 million people. It has a beautiful mix of old and super modern areas to the city and is the financial hub of the country. Riyadh is known for its never ending shopping and malls, excellent mix of delightful food and the surrounding beauty and culture such as the Al Masmak Fortress. There is lots of fun to be had on day trips into the desert or visiting the King Fahd International Stadium where events such as WWE’s Crown Jewel 2019, K-Pop sensation BTS performed and as well as the Cirque du Soleil. Riyadh is a modern and vibrant city that is in a great location and perfect to explore the delights of the Middle East during holidays and long weekends.