Wadi Namar

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Wadi Namer Waterfall, a natural water park in Wadu Hanifah, Riyadh, has been created over time to draw tourists. This desert oasis is a well-liked spot for picnics. To spend quality time with family and friends, visiting this lake is a must. The lake, the hills, and the palm trees make the landscape even more visually appealing. As part of the Arriyadh Development Authority's efforts to preserve and enhance the beauty while still providing visitors with something to enjoy, more than 520 palm palms were planted in regular patterns. A lake and a man-made waterfall that pours over a cliff from the nearby dam accentuate the area's landscape.

The waterfall next to the lake is charming when viewed from the Wadi Namer promenade at night and with all the lights on. Since this is one of the few natural lakes in Riyadh, locals like it; hence the area can get a little bustling and congested on weekends. It is advised to visit Wadi Namer in the evenings when the weather is cooler since the stunning night sky and street lights will make your trip there unforgettable.

Visiting the lake

The lake has no admission fee. Many visitors like to go when it is cooler after 5 o'clock in the afternoon in the summer. Since the lake is open throughout the year, some visitors even have overnight plans. However, it is recommended to visit during the day to see the sea because it will not be readily visible after sunset. It will be an excellent way for residents of Riyadh to get away from their regular lives.

How to explore Wadi Namer?

  • Plan picnics and arrange barbeques at a short distance from the lake as they are not allowed near the lake.
  • Take strolls on the sidewalks filled with greenery and palm trees.
  • Go trekking on the nearby hills surrounding the lake for some adventure.
  • Take blissful showers under the waterfalls.
  • Let the fascination of kids double with the sight of ducks and fish swimming around in the water. Feeding them can be a total pleasure.
  • There is enough area for families to play sports and ride bicycles.
  • Other facilities such as food stalls and restrooms are also available for fulfilling food cravings.
  • Grill your barbecue next to the lake and bask in the glory of nature around.
  • Let the kids make sand castles beside the sandy lake.
  • Don't miss out on prayer sessions because there are also designated spots for prayer, with available prayer mats and an ablution facility.

  • imageDuration Required
    2 hours

Address of Wadi Namar

Al Warad, Riyadh 11753 Saudi Arabia

Opening & Closing time of Wadi Namar

  • Monday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Tuesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Wednesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Thursday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Friday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Saturday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Sunday
    Open 24 Hours

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