Webcam Riyadh Masmak Fort Editors' Pick
Watch Riyadh, the thriving capital with historical roots with our webcam
Where once walled gardens stood in the midst of deserts, today the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with its 4.6 million inhabitants flourishes: Riyadh, "the gardens". Here a thriving metropolis has grown with the economy where traditional architecture blends harmoniously with modern highrises. The earthTV camera is located in the charming, historic city center and captures the mythical Masmak Fort, which was once the royal residence of the famous Al-Saud family. It now houses a museum of the history of the state. Our camera also captures a fantastic view of the Great Mosque Imam Turki bin Abdullah, which holds up to 6,000 people. Riyadh is an important transit point for countless pilgrims every year on their way to the major pilgrimage sites of Mecca and Medina.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: more to discover behind the earthTV camera
The city of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia holds one of the most impressive skyscrapers, the Kingdom Centre. With a height of 302.3 m and its illuminated Sky Bridge it is a modern marvel on a unique landmark. The Kingdom Center one of the most important attraction points for tourism in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The skyscraper has won the award to be the “Best skyscraper of the world for design”.