Holiday Inn Riyadh - Al Qasr
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Food on board is over abundant, but delicious. The first week you tend to go a little overboard as the food is laid on everywhere you turn. Breakfast, lunch, dinner all available in two or more locations as well as in your room if you so choose. In addition you can have afternoon tea every afternoon and if you go to the movies they serve popcorn and cookies. Desserts are to die for and the waiters are very persuasive. They also-have Happy hour ...
The food quality in Riyadh is very variable. They tend to do meat very well, salad not so well. Of course, spending time in an international hotel you get to eat in Japanese, Italian or Western-style restaurants, but getting out and experiencing the local food is what it's all about.
I stayed in the Radisson Blu, where there are several restaurants of fairly good standard (but very expensive). At the lower end, there are many many junk food and fast ...
Arrived airport 3am but 50 knot headwind at flight level and far reaching dust storms mean no departure. Had such a good run with weather, I know I am lucky to only be delayed now for the first time... But of all the cities to be delayed in!
Will update when weather and routing options becomes clearer, but perhaps will become an overnight flight.
Waited all day ...
... old fort in town and the national museum, which seemed like a good start. The original city remnants at Dir'aiyah are currently closed for restoration, which is the third thing that was on the list. Oh, and to be clear there are no cinemas in Riyadh.
The Citadel was first, and sat in the middle of what was once a large walled city of clay/sand brick dwellings.
One sunny Saturday I dressed up in my fancy shoes and we headed out to brunch at the Ritz.
The Ritz Carlton Riyadh was built in 2010 as a guest palace for visiting dignataries and heads of state. It was taken over by the Ritz the following year. The elegant design is similar to the Sheik Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi. It is full of intricate inlaid marble and tile designs. It is quite a beautiful building and ...