One of the main features of the city of Riyadh is a great number of modern shopping and entertainment centers providing a perfect choice of goods and entertainments meeting every taste and fancy. Shopping addicts will love cruising the city and visiting its endless shops, boutiques and malls. The city also offers good entertainment facilities for family recreation. Tourists travelling with children are recommended to spend a day in the Riyadh Zoo. Visitors will find not only typical local fauna representatives living in spacious enclosures but also exotic species brought from other countries.
The zoo visitors will have a chance to observe animals living in their natural environment. Graceful antelopes, bears and tigers live there in open air enclosures. A small lake in the heart of the zoo will be a good place to rest. The youngest visitors will have a chance to feed an elephant being the friendliest resident of the zoo, and to take fancy photos of this friendly giant.
Active leisure enthusiasts will like the 1st Paintball center providing the best facilities to enjoy this popular entertainment. Excellent grounds and a good assortment of equipment and gears are available for its visitors. People giving preference to horse riding should visit the Equestrian Club. The club has its own horse riding school, moreover regular tours to the most interesting and scenic nature areas of the Riyadh resort are organized there. The club hosts on its territory a cozy café, so the guests can enjoy its peace and quiet atmosphere all day long. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Among the most remarkable shopping centers the Kingdom Centre is in the focus of local residents and city guests. The center is hosted in the same name sky-scrapper. Tourists can spend the whole day wandering through endless halls of the center and enjoying bright shop windows. Apart from shops and boutiques the center also features several upscale restaurants and cafes and a big observation platform. The Granada Center is an attractive entertainment center too.
The complex offers many shops and boutiques selling stylish brand clothes and shoes, lots of unique souvenirs. Tourists will find several popular grocery stores and fast-food restaurants in the shopping center as well. Women will appreciate the Riyadh Gallery plaza presenting the widest assortment of clothes for women and children. Apart from various boutiques and shops the center also hosts an excellent amusement park and a cozy food court. Tourists who can’t imagine their diets hamburgers and milk cocktails free should pay a visit to a local McDonald's which is set in the city center.
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Attractions and entertainment in Saudi Arabia
Alternative entertainment is popular due to numerous prohibitions. Side-riding is popular in the desert. Skilled drivers make the car goes on two side wheels. Sometimes even the two side wheels are removed from the car while driving. Sometimes passengers or even the driver get out of the car and stand on the roof. Some adrenaline fans sit down so that the car passes over them. Illegal racing and drifting are also common. Even the death penalty for street racing doesn't stop riders.