The Wadi Hanifa is a famous, 75 mile long valley which can found in the Nejd region of Saudi Arabia. It cuts through the country’s capital, Riyadh.
It is a popular weekend spot for locals and expats to fish, picnic, have a barbecue and socialise. There are also several palm trees dotted around to shade visitors from the afternoon sun.
Guests staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Riyadh are only a short 15 minute drive away from the Wadi Hanifa, and the hotel’s concierges are happy to help guests make arrangements to get there and plan their stay. While this Riyadh hotel boasts multiple gourmet restaurants and world class facilities which guests love, it is its passionate team that makes an experience here memorable.
Outdoor life in Riyadh
The Wadi Hanifa has benefitted from substantial regeneration work in recent years. The construction project involved creating massive dams and the outlawing of quarrying, and won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in recognition. The wetlands near the Wadi Hanifa are now a hugely popular destination for Riyadh’s residents looking for some fresh air away from the throng of the city centre.
To learn more about Riyadh and Saudi Arabia’s culture, geography and history, visitors should make time to visit the National Museum in Riyadh which is just a 10 minute drive from the Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh.
Staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh
After a day spent exploring Riyadh’s sights and Wadi Hanifa, guests will really appreciate having a cool drink at the hotel’s Café Vienna or simply unwinding in the comfort of their room to enjoy the climate control functions, high tech televisions and well-stocked mini bar.