99-floor Kingdom Tower remains a city landmark

Updated 12 October 2014

99-floor Kingdom Tower remains a city landmark

Citizens and expatriates on sightseeing trips in the capital city of Riyadh found the 99-floor Kingdom tower as one of the most attractive spots in the capital, especially during the night time when it provides an amazing panoramic view of the city.
In addition to some newly inaugurated parks and tourist spots in Riyadh, there are now a number of towers under construction, but the Kingdom Tower remains a landmark due to its strategic place in the center of the city.
“I have been residing here for nearly 12 years but never tried to see this wonderful place,” said a Filipino family visiting the top of the tower for the first time.
The family head told Arab News: “This is an amazing view; you can see the beauty of Riyadh. At its every corner you can see sparkling lights. I wish expatriates like me come here to take a grand view of the city.”
A newlywed Saudi from Qassim, who introduced himself as Ali, told Arab News that many Saudis go abroad during the Eid holiday because most of them never explore what we have here in our cities. “My visit here this time has made me realize how rich and attractive our tourist places are,” Ali said.
The tower, which rises over 300 m and has a gross built-up area of 185,000 sqm plus 115,000 sqm, won the prize for the world’s skyscrapers in 2003 by the World Skyscrapers Commission, out of 350 buildings worldwide.
Manned by the hospitality personnel with formal attire, guests and visitors are welcomed in a very cordial manner, with ‘ladies first’ in place. “If you are a fan of selfie, you should visit this place to enjoy the magnificent capital overview,” a staff member told Arab News.


Saudi Arabia announces 31 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 25 min 7 sec ago

Saudi Arabia announces 31 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 308,352
  • A total of 4,430 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 31 more deaths from the coronavirus and 576 new cases of the disease on Friday.
Of the new cases, 58 were recorded in Makkah, 52 in Jeddah, 37 in Dammam, 35 in Riyadh and 33 in Madinah.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 308,352 after 1,145 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 4,430 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.