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Old 17th February 2015, 20:46   #31
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Excellent prospective of the otherwise misunderstood region of the world. Most of the pics contain drool maal!

What are the fuel rates there? Is it really cheaper than water as is the notion?
Thanks for appreciating the thread
Fuel price is half riyal per litre
Bottle of water is 1 riyal for half litre
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Old 17th February 2015, 21:12   #32
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Masmak Fort

The fort is located in the center of Riyadh city. The fort was built during Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Rasheed's reign and came under King Abdulaziz's rule, when Riyadh was conquered. The word 'masmak' means strong, thick and fortified. From this fort King Abdulaziz’s lead his expedition to unify the country. Surrounding around the fort are beautiful has historic feels to it, there is a local market next to the fort.

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Model of Murabba Palace (means square)
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Old 17th February 2015, 21:39   #33
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Maiden Al Hashr
This area is known as Maiden Al Hashr (Ground of Justice)/Deera Square aka Chop Chop Square.
This is where public executions used to take place after Friday prayers.
Since my time in Riyadh I haven't seen or heard about any public execution in Riyadh
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Historical City of Diriyah
Most of the sites are under renovation so couldn't click much pics
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brilliant pics. Gives a complete perspective of Riyadh. For a while, I felt i was standing right there and reading about Saudi. I have heard and seen videos of the rash driving that Saudi kids do and its scary.
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