Kingdom Tower in Riyadh
Several modern buildings have sprung up thanks to Riyadh’s economic growth, but the most striking of all is Kingdom Tower. Dominating the skyline at 992 feet, it’s the second tallest skyscraper in the whole of Saudi Arabia and the very tallest in Riyadh. It acts as a major business and shopping destination where visitors can eat, browse the stores or even pray at the mosque on the 77th floor.
For a hotel in Riyadh within easy reach of the Kingdom Tower, visitors will be delighted with the convenient location of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Riyadh.
Experience Riyadh from above
The Kingdom Tower is commonly referred to as ‘the necklace’ owing to its unusual apex with a circular opening.
Forget enduring endless steps here – visitors are whisked away in a high-speed elevator with twinkling lights, some of which have been designed to resemble shooting stars. Stepping out on onto the Sky Bridge on the 99th floor, visitors will be greeted with a 360 degree panorama of Riyadh.
To catch the view over Riyadh in the most flattering light, try to go at dusk when visitors can see the sun setting over the desert before the city lights get switched on and Riyadh gears up for the evening.
Staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh
Feet firmly back on ground level, visitors may wish to continue on to Riyadh’s National Museum for a slice of Riyadh’s rich history before retiring to the comfort of the their rooms back at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh. At the hotel four restaurants, sauna, jacuzzi and outdoor swimming pool await to help guests unwind.