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Buraydah (بريدة) is a city in the Nejd region of Saudi Arabia. It is the capital of Qassim (Gassim) province, and the names are often used interchangeably on timetables and signage.

Traders at the date market


Buraydah has the unenviable reputation of being the most conservative town in all Saudi Arabia. Women are advised to dress conservatively, this means wearing an abayah and covering the face.

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Qassim Regional Airport (ELQ) is the region's airport, which is about 30 km out of Buraydah and Unayza.

Riyadh, the kingdom's capital, is 320 km away. There is not much scenery between the two cities, but the road network is good for travel.

High-speed trains operated by Saudi Railways connect with Riyadh several times a week. Trains call at 1 Al Qassim Railway Station, which is almost 20 km northeast of the city.

Get around[edit]




For a different kind of commerce, you can go to this local shopping mall

The city is known for its high quality dates. The dates can be bought from the market near al-Khubaib.




There are several hotels. Other than that, furnished apartments are available but generally not advised, and they are usually reserved for families and do not accept single men.


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