Riyadh Zoo

Zoo in Riyadh

Accessible only for children and those accompanying them, this is the largest zoo in Saudi Arabia and began life in 1957 as a small-scale menagerie housing animals gifted to the Al Saud family. Its highlights include the houbara bustard bird, which is almost extinct in the wild in Saudi Arabia. Late afternoon is the best time to visit, when the weather is cooler and kids can ride the mini trains.