Diriyah Gate Project

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, learning and education, world-class residential living and outstanding lifestyle offerings including shopping, entertainment and dining experiences.

Located just 15 minutes north-west of Riyadh city centre, 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, iconic mud-brick city, 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, contemporary Diriyah will be a place that connects emotionally with visitors and residents, by promoting and celebrating the destination’s rich heritage, revealing the origins of modern Saudi Arabia and the spiritual values in which it is rooted.

Under the mandate of Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA), the project contributes to Vision 2030 in a number of ways, including 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.


Main Projects


At-Turaif district


The historic Wadi Hanifah


King Salman University


Diriyah Art Oasis


Saudi State and Arabian Peninsula Museum

Diriyah in Numbers

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