Al Hamra Palace was built in the center of Jeddah, surveying the city’s Corniche. In 1971, King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud directed to dedicate Al Hamra Palace as a hospitality palace for the most prominent international public figures from around the world.
The palace pays eloquent tribute to traditional Arabic-Islamic architecture with richly adorned arched gateways, slanted roofs with aqua-green tiles, and a striking façade crafted from Riyadh stone.
The Red Palace is located in the heart of old Riyadh. It was the first building to be constructed of reinforced concrete. It got its name because of its unique reddish color.
In 1957, the Red Palace became the headquarters of the Council of Ministers for 30 years. After that, the the palace became the headquarters of the Board of Grievances until 2002.
The history of Tuwaiq Palace is interwoven with state receptions and festivals celebrating arts and culture, due to its strategic location in the Diplomatic Quarter (DQ) in Riyadh, on approximately 110,000 sqm of land area.
The palace was awarded the prestigious “Aga Khan Award” for its unique design that embraces the spirit of an oasis, blending in with its surrounding landscape.