The Qassim Region of Saudi Arabia
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Exploring Saudi’s Qassim Region

What to see, do and eat

  • King Khalid Park and Garden
    Markets, mosques and more

    Day trips in the Qassim region

    The Qassim region boasts historic attractions and quaint cities. Learn about the wonders of the Qassim region and what to visit when you’re there.

When in Qassim, go and see

  • Museum in Buraydah
    Museum in Buraydah

    Museums in Buraydah

    For museum-goers, there’s the Buraydah Museum and the Aloqilat Museum. The former offers a glimpse into the history of the middle region of Saudi Arabia in general, as well as into local culture. (Among other artifacts, you’ll find the big, white Cadillac used by King Abdulaziz on his visit to the city.) The latter features more than 10,000 rare documents related to the first people who lived in the region, as well as the tools and commercial maps used to navigate the surrounding area and beyond. 

  • King Khalid Park and Garden

    King Khalid Park and Garden

    Open to visitors every day, this park, not far from the Buraydah Museum, offers visitors a green space to stroll, picturesque flower beds, a swimming pool, and countless places to have a family picnic. It is popular among people who live in Buraydah, so you can get a taste of local culture. 

  • Buraydah Water Tower

    Buraydah Water Tower

    The Buraydah Water Tower is a popular landmark in the city and is open for visitors during the summer, free of charge. The water tower has an open floor at the top, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy 360-degree views of the city. If you visit during summer, keep an eye out for the Water Festival. The tower is used as the central base for the festivities, which offer fun activities for the entire family.  

Travel tips

  • Where to stay
    Opt for cozy comfort at the Brand Al Qassim Hotel, which offers visitors a continental or à la carte breakfast, or choose the ultramodern Towers Hotel. The Ewaa Express Hotel lets guests use free bikes.
  • Where to eat
    Try Pickles and Falafel for delicious Mediterranean foods, the Al-Nakheel Restaurant in the Mövenpick Hotel Qassim for local Arabic cuisine as well as international fare, or if you’re in need of a strong cup of qahwa and perhaps some kleicha (a popular cookie, often filled with dates), go to Bash Coffee.
  • Rent a car
    There are car rental companies across Qassim, including Budget, Hanco and Avis.
  • Where to have fun
    For those traveling with children—or perhaps looking to buy an oud fragrance—the Al Nakheel Mall offers a large play area for kids, a variety of restaurants and a variety of boutiques. Also fun for children is King Abdullah National Park, which features fountains and artificial waterfalls, picnic areas, children's playgrounds, a cafeteria and more.

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