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As Sulimaniyah Area Guide

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As Sulimaniyah
Riyadh, UAE
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As Sulimaniyah is one of Riyadh's business districts lying to the North of the city.  The area also offers a reasonable commute to the centre of the city. Housing tends to be less spacious than some of the more luxurious and expensive areas such as Al Muhammadiyah and Al Nakheel.

As Sulimaniyah has one international school of note, Abdulaziz International School. AIS Al Sulaimaniah was the first campus to be opened in the Kingdom by SABIS, better known for its Choueifat group of schools.

As Sulimaniyah is also home to a number of embassies, including those for Nepal, Ghana, the Maldives, and Uzbekistan.

As a place where business gets done it should be no surprise the area contains some eateries frequented by those in the know. Making the Time Out directory are Wabi Sabi is a vegan hotspot popular with millennials; Oulu, an affordable Italian "that draws a crowd", Porterhouse, "a home-grown Saudi steakhouse with New York vibes" (that gets 4-stars), and very much the best for last, the 5-star Roka (pictured), a "more accessible little sister of Rainer Beck’s renowned Zuma".

As Sulimaniyah is also home to popular grocery Tamimi Markets - Dabab Street.

As Sulimaniyah Pros & Cons


Cheaper accommodation than other central areas
Some good eateries


Limited housing options

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