Saudi Arabia Area Guides: Riyadh

Al Yasmin Area Guide

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Al Yasmin
Riyadh, UAE
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Al Yasmin is located in the north end of Riyadh, about 20 minutes from the airport and the downtown area.

The area is anchored by the CBSE based Al Yasmin School and (just to the north) American International School – Riyadh, a US curriculum school catering students from age 3+ to 18 (pre-KG to Grade 12). Established in 1963, the school offers the IB Diploma Programmes to students in Grades 11 and 12, who also qualify with a High School Diploma.

Probably the best known accommodation in the surrounding area is in Al-Bustan Village, a family-friendly community for expats, offering both "contemporary" villas and apartments.

Whilst Al Yasmin is outside the centre, it is far from uncivilised: For coffee lovers, we recommend the Madhatter Lounge on Abi Bakr Al Siddiq Road. For a fantastic breakfast, head to the fabulous Richoux, also on Abi Bakr Al Saddiq Rd.

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Al Bustan Village
American International School
Al Yasmin School


Very much outside the centre

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