The King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) in the north of the capital city of Riyadh, or what is now known as its new downtown, is a wonderful architectural showpiece that embodied futuristic imagination into a lived reality with no less than sixty skyscrapers boast state-of-the-art contemporary engineering and designs in every detail. The King Abdullah Financial District contains several financial buildings, the HQ of the Saudi Capital Market Authority, banks, financial institutions, financial consulting companies, technical and technology services. Not to mention mosques, markets, museums, parks, high-end restaurants, cafés, cinemas and children's playgrounds.
Here are DirectionsKSA’s selections:
The AMC cinema
Indeed, the conference hall at the King Abdullah Financial District invites admiration for its dazzling design, owing to its adoption of coloured glass triangles that allow daylight to stream inside with a diverse spectrum of colours. It features a structure that resembles sand dunes in its curves, designed by the American company SOM, well known for their international marvels in construction. The conference hall includes AMC cinemas with giant screens and comfortable seats that accommodate hundreds of viewers. Some state-of-the-art lighting and sound controls combine to create an enchanting atmosphere. Reservations can be made through the AMC app or through their website, and the lounge offers a delicious dinner menu upon request.
The King Abdullah Financial District train station
The King Abdullah Financial District train station situated on the King Fahd road is a truly unique architectural masterpiece designed by the late renowned engineer Zaha Hadid, which certainly keeps pace with the architectural masterpiece found in the global financial District. The station is expected to contribute to the backbone of transportation in the city of Riyadh while adding the allure of aesthetics to the city.
The 303 plaza
A beautiful plaza features some restaurants and cafes characterized by its panoramic views of skyscrapers and its charming outdoor seating. The 303 hosts a variety of cafés, including the Urth café, Dose café, Caf café, Jolt café and Pacino café. Among its other amenities are the Mini Square market, the Harris Pizza, the Cookies and Cream. The 303 plaza benefits from its proximity to the cinema and other nearby restaurants and cafés such as the Black Tap Burger, which offers a wonderful variety of coffee, hot and cold drinks, delicious dishes, and various desserts. The plaza advertises special offers during weekends and holidays.
Opening hours: 08:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Friday and Saturday: 03:00 PM to 12:00 AM