King Khalid International Airport (RUH) was once the biggest airport in the world. It is located 22 miles from Riyadh and it takes around half an hour to get to the city center.
Renting a car is possible but taxis are the only alternative transport available to and from the airport. Authorized taxis will bear King Khalid Airport s logo on them, and check your taxi has a meter before you agree to get in - by law, they all should have one.
Riyadh is one of the most affluent cities in the world, but is often overlooked as a tourist destination. However, there are some sights that definitely need to be seen in Riyadh, such as the National Museum, Murabba Palace and Masmak Fortress.
Riyadh has a large selection of cheap and delicious food from local Indian and Pakastani restaurants found all over the city.
The local markets, or souqs, are a fun place to browse goods, try out haggling and buy souvenirs, while most of the budget accommodation in the city can be found in the al-Batha area.