Deera Square, Riyadh

Deera Square, Riyadh

Located close to the Masmak Fort, Deera Square is a public area adjoining the headquarters of ‘mutawwa’, Saudi Arabia’s religious police. It is also known as the Justice Square or Chop-Chop Square, because this is where public executions by beheading and stoning take place. It is said that such events are actually rare, because often times the family of the victim pardons the criminal for financial recompense.
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Deera Square on Map

Sight Name: Deera Square
Sight Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (See walking tours in Riyadh)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Riyadh is the capital city of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Once a small walled city, today it is a vibrant metropolis and one of the fastest developing cities in the world. In the last 100 years the city population has grown from 18,000 to over 5 million people. Riyadh has developed culturally, but especially economically beginning with the 1950s when the petroleum industry boomed. This...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.1 Km or 3.8 Miles