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The region of Al-Qassim is a land of palm trees and festivals, the fertile land making agriculture, particularly dates, the cornerstone of the province's economy and culture. The yearly date festival, which takes place in the autumn, is a sight to behold, but don't worry, for no matter what time of year you visit, you are sure to find a festival underway. Rich in nature, heritage and handicrafts, Al-Qassim makes for a wonderful visit, whether you are looking for delicious fruit in the countryside or culture and shopping in the cities.

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King Abdullah National Park

This enormous and beautiful park, which occupies around 50,000 square metres, provides an inviting green space for residents and visitors to relax and find respite from the bustle of the city. It has fountains and artificial waterfalls, areas for picnics, children's playgrounds, a cafeteria, and much more.
Adresse: King Fahd Road, Buraidah

Al Qassim Camel Market

Every morning at 6am the outskirts of Buraidah are home to the world's largest camel market, where thousands of camels (as well as goats and sheep) are bought and sold, along with saddles and other accessories. The whole area gets pretty chaotic (and the smell is said to get pretty intense) but a visit to the market is a truly unique Saudi experience.
Adresse: Camel Market, Buraidah

Farms and Orchards

The Al-Qassim region is perhaps the lushest part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, responsible for much of the country's agricutlure. The area around Buraidah is rich in farms, orchards abd palm trees that are free for tourists to visit and admire. You can also buy produce directly from the farmers.
Adresse: Buraidah

Buraidah Museum

The fascinating history of the city of Buraidah is on display in this interesting museum. It showcases a number of well-preserved artifacts and pieces of art, including a pavillion containing collections that once belonged to King Abdul-Aziz himself.
Adresse: King Abdulaziz Rd, As Safra, Buraydah

Buraidah Water Tower

The Buraidah Water Tower is a popular landmark in the city, especially during the summer, when visitors can climb to the top of the tower to take in the spectacular views of the surrounding area. If you should be so lucky to be visiting during the water festival, be sure not to miss the chance to watch and partake.
Adresse: Water Tower, Buraidah

Al Nakheel Restaurant

Located on the ninth floor of the luxurious Mövenpick Hotel Qassim, right in downtown Buraydah, this fantastic restaurant offers international cuisine, specialising in Swiss dishes as well as breakfast buffets, and full international buffets for lunch and dinner, including some scrumptious desserts.
Adresse: King Khalid Rd, An Naziyah, Buraydah
Telefon: +966 16 316 9999
Åpningstider: Daily 6:30am–12am

Burger Avenue

Burger Avenue is, without a doubt, the best place to get a burger in Unaizah. The menu is packed with great options, such as the double cheeseburger, the more exotic Swiss Cajun chicken burger, chili cheese fries, and even a few salads that will leave you more than satisfied.
Adresse: King Abdulaziz Rd, Ash Shuraymiyyah, Unayzah
Telefon: +966 16 364 6443
Åpningstider: Daily 12:30pm–3am

Kooz Cake Bakery

This American style bakery can definitely tickle anyone's sweet tooth. Tiramisu, cheesecakes, muffins, cookies, they do it all, and the results are always exquisite.
Adresse: Uthman Ibn Affan Rd, Al Amn, Buraydah
Telefon: +966 9200 09972
Åpningstider: Daily 3–11pm

Fan Jan Cafe

Fan Jan Cafe takes its coffee seriously. They use only beans of the highest quality and implement only the finest roasting techniques to ensure that they always get the very best flavour out of their drinks. Add to that a good selection of desserts and pastries, friendly service and a cosy atmosphere, and you have one of the best cafes in the Qassim region.
Adresse: King Abdullah Rd, Al Safra', Buraydah
Telefon: +966 16 397 0060
Åpningstider: Daily 7am–1am


Rhythms has everything you would want in a cafe. The decor is sleek and stylish, the service is fast and friendly, the food options, which include sandwiches, wraps, burgers, pizza, and salads, are varied and always fresh, and above all else, the beverages are warm and expertly prepared.
Adresse: Imam Bukhari Street, Ar Rayan, Buraydah
Telefon: +966 16 369 2007
Åpningstider: Sat–Thu 6–11:30am, 4pm–1:30am, Fri 6–10:30am, 4pm–1:30am

Al Othaim Mall

As one of the newer malls in the city, Al Othaim gathers a huge array of shops, restaurants and entertainment options under one roof in modern facilities. Shoppers can find everything from brand name chain stores to unique boutiques, accessories, home goods, electronics, and much more.
Adresse: Al Iskan, Buraydah
Telefon: +966 1125 40000
Åpningstider: Sat-Thu 9:30am-12pm and 4pm-11pm, Fri 4pm-11pm

Nakheel Mall

Though it may not be quite as large as some of the newer shopping centres in the area, Nakheel Mall is dedicated to creating a vibrant upscale shopping, dining and entertainment environment, focusing on being accessible and appealing to the whole family, with a wealth of shops and dining options.
Adresse: Nakheel Mall, Buraidah
Telefon: +966 6 385 2504
Åpningstider: Sun-Wed 9:30am-12pm and 4pm-11pm, Thu and Sat 9:30am-11:30pm, Fri 4pm-11:30pm

Jarir Bookstore

This large chain of bookstores has locations all around the Arab world, in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. It is the best resource in town for books, electronics, accessories and office supplies. They also have the area's widest selection of English language books.
Adresse: Othman Bin Affan Road, Buraidah
Telefon: +966 9200 00089
Åpningstider: Sat-Thu 9am-12pm and 4pm-11pm, Fri 4pm-11pm

Date Market

The Al-Qassim region is known for its agriculture, especially its date production, and the main market in Buraidah offers a spectacular variety of dates year-round, though especially during the Annual Date Festival. Special seasonal dates are available and should not be missed.
Adresse: Date Market, As Sabbakh, Buraidah
Telefon: +968 9328 8130

Saudi Arabia eVisa

Saudi Arabia introduced a new eVisa system in October 2019, dramatically simplifying visa applications for citizens of multiple world countries, including the USA, Canada, China, Japan, Australia, and much of Europe. The new multiple-entry visa will be processed within record time (as quickly as 30 minutes), issued for one year, and will allow visitors to stay in the country for up to 90 days during its validity period. This marks a watershed moment in the country’s history, as Saudi Arabia has historically been off limits to non-Muslim tourists, with visas notoriously difficult to secure. Citizens of countries not covered by the eVisa program will still need to turn to their nearest consulate to obtain a visa.

Al-Qassim Regional Airport

The Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Regional Airport (ELQ), more commonly known as the Al-Qassim Regional Aiport or simply Gassim, serves flights to various destinations around the Arab world, including the Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and Qatar, and even reaches as far as Istanbul. It is located about 30 kilometres west of the city of Buraidah and about 40 kilometres from Unaizah, and the best way to get to either city from the airport is to take a taxi, but be sure to agree on a price beforehand.
Adresse: Al-Qassim Regional Airport, Buraidah
Telefon: +966 6 380 0001

Cultural Norms

When strolling and exploring the city please make sure you wear the appropriate attire. Women should be covered from neck to ankle and in certain areas scarves are used to cover the face and head. Shorts and tank tops should not be worn outside of your accommodation by women. For men, loose clothing is recommended and shorts are prohibited. When visiting, please make sure you respect and abide by the laws and culture of the country.


Saudi Post
Adresse: Ali Ibn Abi Talib Rd, Al Iskan, Buraydah
Telefon: +966 6 385 3071
Åpningstider: Sun-Thu 8am-2pm


Adel Pharmacy
Adresse: Ali Ibn Abi Talib Rd, Buraydah
Telefon: +966 16 384 6693


Country code: +966 Area code: 06


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