Diriyah Gate

Renewed as Saudi Arabia’s cultural capital, the historic city of Diriyah will showcase Saudi Arabia’s 300+ years of authentic culture and history by delivering one-of-a-kind inspiring heritage experiences, educational and cultural opportunities, world-class residential living, and outstanding lifestyle offerings to include shopping, entertainment, and dining experiences.

Located just 20 minutes northwest of Riyadh’s city center, Diriyah will be transformed into one of the world’s foremost lifestyle destinations for culture and heritage, hospitality, retail, and education, and will become one of the world’s great gathering places.


At the heart of the development is the At-Turaif UNESCO World Heritage Site, an iconic mud-brick city, and the home of the First House of the Al Saud family and capital of the First Saudi State, preserved and restored for future generations.


Combining traditional Najdi architectural typology and new urbanism, Diriyah will be a place that connects emotionally with visitors and residents, promotes, and celebrates the destination’s rich heritage and reveals the origins of modern Saudi Arabia and the spiritual values in which it is rooted.


Under the mandate of Diriyah Gate Development Authority, and as one of the Public Investment Fund's projects, the project contributes to Vision 2030, by its target of 27 million local and international visitors by 2030. This supports the national tourism strategy which aims to host 100 million worldwide tourists in the Kingdom by 2030.

Project Objectives

Sub Projects


At-Turaif District


Wadi Hanifah


Bujairi District


King Salman Square


King Salman University


House of AlSaud Museum

Diriyah in Numbers

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