RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s spectacular Diriyah Oasis on Friday opened its doors to visitors as part of the first Diriyah Season of entertainment events.
The destination has been established as a centerpiece of the season which aims to showcase the province’s rich heritage, resources and unique architecture.
The Diriyah cultural and recreation area has been constructed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was Saudi Arabia’s first capital and is known as the “home of kings and heroes.”
Diriyah Oasis is split into four activity zones — nature, imagination, reflection and excitement — covering more than 130,000 square meters.
The nature zone includes an aerial Zip-Zag ride in addition to green areas where visitors can explore farmers’ markets, forests and a butterfly oasis.
For thrill-seekers, the imagination section offers the chance to try the StarFlyer ride, while children can enjoy games at the Steam Lab interactive exhibition. Other zonal attractions include illusion rooms, art and craft workshops, a confetti dome and an urban maze.
Near to Diriyah’s giant wheel, visitors will be able to sit and relax around ponds in the soothing environment of the reflection zone, which also features an outdoor ice rink and aqua karts (kart racing on water).
The excitement zone aims to get hearts racing with its four unique escape rooms, a laser tag area, a virtual-reality sports world, and bumper cars.
All the zones will include carnival games, stalls and a range of dining options.