Take the high-speed lift to the 99th floor of the iconic Kingdom Center for access to Riyadh’s best urban panorama. Suspended 300 meters above the city, the tower’s curved Sky Bridge offers spectacular views across the Riyadh skyline and beyond, and is a must-do experience for visitors passing through the capital.
From its spot in Riyadh’s fourth-tallest tower, the Sky Bridge boasts floor-to-ceiling glass panels that afford clear views across the city in both directions. Visit for a fresh filter on Riyadh’s mesmerizingly modern skyline, to get your bearings over the capital, or just to take advantage of the Instagram-worthy photo opportunities.
Start by entering the main reception area of the Kingdom Center before heading up a level to the Gallery Floor, using the escalator just beyond the center’s help desk. Here you’ll encounter a dizzying array of high-end boutiques and upscale jewelry stores. Even the onsite Vox cinema lays claim to being the most luxurious in town.
The entrance to the Sky Bridge, and its ticket desk, is tucked away between the stores of Mont Blanc and Carolina Herrera. Tickets are cash only and cost 63 SAR (US$16.79) - there are a few ATMs in the Kingdom Center if required.
From the ticket desk visitors are whizzed in an elevator to the 77th floor — home to the King Abdullah Mosque, the highest mosque in the world — before transferring to a second lift serving the Sky Bridge on the 99th floor.
The Sky Bridge is open from 12pm-11pm Saturday to Thursday, and 4pm-11pm on Fridays. A weekday visit is recommended to avoid the crowds, with the viewing deck particularly busy at weekends and in the evenings. Visit during a clear day and it’s possible to see for miles. It’s hard to beat the nighttime, however, when the darkened space is atmospherically lit with colored lighting, star-like lights twinkle in the ceiling, and the illuminated cityscape sparkles beyond and below.
A visit to the Kingdom Center also offers the opportunity to catch up on some shopping, or to grab a bite in the basement level food court. It’s also worth lingering outside to grab an exterior shot of the building, for example from the car park accessed via the exit next to the branch of Caribou Coffee. Better still, head across the road to Al Masaa Café, the world’s biggest coffee shop and drink in the views of the tower from its terrace.