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Nice place within Riyadh to picnic

The accessibility of this place is the best - you don't have to go miles out of Riyadh. It has... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Great Place

A nice place to take your family or friends to. In winter or spring, the weather there is great and... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Wael O
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed yesterday

The rivers are full of fish, the green is outstanding, you really wouldn't believe that this is in Riyadh. We spent a day driving to different locations in Wadi Hanifa, amazed at the fish and the greenery. We finished the day eating dinner at the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 999PeterK
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The accessibility of this place is the best - you don't have to go miles out of Riyadh. It has designated picnic spots, little alcoves for privacy and in the evenings it has a very nice atmosphere.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank AbidH7
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Yes, if you are hectic and want to spend some time with family you may visit this place. Best time is from Oct - April. There is nothing for entertainment all you need to do is to carry all you want like BBQ items (if...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank syedfizan
Reviewed 11 July 2018

All along the Wadi Hanifah there is lots to look at, either fantastic houses or great scenery. at the top there is a dam with lots of places set up to BBQ. there whole area gets extremely busy after rain with people looking at the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank 725barrya
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Nice place to visit with the family.. Walk the wadi and do the exercise routines.. Spending a day here will recharhe you after having a baf week.. You owe it to yourswlf

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Bien L
Reviewed 25 June 2018

A nice place to take your family or friends to. In winter or spring, the weather there is great and suitable mostly for BBQ parties.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Wael O
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

The best time to visit wadi hanifah during the year is the winter season when there is no direct exposure to the sun lights.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mobile598203
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

It is great place to visit to see and know how the culture and history in Saudi Arabia. Amazing place

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Waseem Q
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Nice location little far from city center and bit far of Olaya area most of the residence work in city but keep house outside Please visit one time and see how big Riyadh

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Imran T
Reviewed 22 March 2018

it is nothing special. but you will see how the locals spent their weekends.. also some residencies of the royals in this area

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank RemcoP_12
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