When visiting Saudi Arabia, do not miss the opportunity to stop in Riyadh. Riyadh is the largest city and nation s capital. Over four million people call this developing city home. Riyadh was not always the largest city, but has experienced a boom in population since the 70s due to oil revenues. It is Saudi Arabia s financial and administrative center. Expect hot, dry summer weather with an average of 34 degrees in July, but rising as high as 45 degrees. Winters are mild with cool nights. The heart of Riyadh is the Olaya District. This is where you will find excellent shopping, classy accommodations, exciting entertainment and fine dining. Olaya District is home to Riyadh s largest sky scraper the Kingdom Center which houses the world s highest mosque. The Kingdom Center is a landmark you won t miss and won t want to bypass. Don t forget to stop in the DQ, that s the Diplomatic Quarter. It is one of the city s greenest areas filled with lush gardens, embassies, sport facilities and is known for its fine architecture. The National Museum is on the region s best and is a great place to visit if you don t have the time to spend to soak up the culture the city has to offer. Experience traditional ways of life in Riyadh mixed in with the new found wealth of its people. This is a must visit city!