|Hammam showing us around the shops.|
|Many of the stores have been redone, |
but the shopping area is a part of the old district in Riyadh.
|Me in a shop with some wonderful souvenir goods!|
The food at the restaurant was delicious and the first time that any of us had eaten outside of our hotel. Hammam ordered many different Arabic dishes and we happily ate them all. I tried a mint lemonade drink that was lovely, more delicious than even Saudi sangria or champagne. We celebrated the New Year with a quick cheer, but the holiday is not really celebrated in Saudi Arabia. By the time we left the restaurant it was 12:30pm and the streets had mostly cleared out. Hammam was nice enough to even pay for our meal!
|Our New Year's Eve picture with Hammam.|