Your essential guide to Riyadh
By MO Magazine
July 24, 2023
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Do as the locals do
Travel writer Tharik Hussain, author of the award-winning Minarets in the Mountains, shares three of his favourite haunts.
Acoustic Tea Lounge and Art Gallery
“The fabulous Acoustic Tea Lounge and Art Gallery is a short walk from Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah, Riyadh. I love coming here for a mocktail and an hour or so of downtime: it’s chic, but also welcoming.”
“Armenian cuisine should be much better known than it is, and Lusin in the heart of Olaya is a terrific place to sample it. Its standout dish is ghapama, spicy stuffed pumpkin – but nothing on this menu disappoints.”
“When temperatures rocket in Riyadh, you counterintuitively head downwards in search of breezes. ‘Wadi’ means valley, and Wadi Hanifa runs north to south through the city, dotted with sunken gardens, lakes and sunset picnic spots. It is – quite literally – a breath of fresh air.”
Find time to unwind
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