Buraydah is surrounded by leafy citrus orchards and lush date plantations. It's set in the heart of the Arabian Peninsula, where you can discover local history, shop at bustling souqs and soak up traditional Saudi Arabian culture.
Things to do in Buraydah
The Museum of Buraydah offers a glimpse at the city's ancient past through exhibits on Bedouin homes, camel trading and traditional art. Other highlights include a gleaming white Cadillac that was used to transport King Abdul Aziz during his visit to the city.
King Khalid Park and Garden is a lush oasis in the city’s heart. It's a favourite with families, thanks to its shady palm trees, picnic tables and playgrounds. The park is also strewn with colourful street vendors selling soft drinks, popcorn, sweets and balloons.
Surrounded by date palms, Buraydah Tower is an iconic city landmark. Climb to the observation deck for panoramic city views. During summer, the tower hosts the city's famous water festival, which features live music, food stalls and family-friendly activities.
Get retail therapy at Al Nakheel Mall, a gleaming complex filled with top brand-name stores. There's also a food court where you can enjoy everything from American-style fast food to traditional Halal meals. To sample the city's famous dates, head to the central market near al-Khubaib, where you'll find towers of the syrupy stone fruits.
Getting around Buraydah
Taxis are the most convenient way to get around Buraydah, which is also well-serviced by local buses. Flights arrive at Qassim Regional Airport, 30 kilometres from the city centre.