Diera

Riyadh

Last weekend was the first time I toured Riyadh in so many months of staying here. The first place the Taxi took us to was a place called Deera.

Deera is the place where there is a huge gallery where they cut the heads of the people who have been found guilty which deserves capital punishment. Right next to this place is the high court. When the high court gives the final verdict, the guilty is executed in this gallery in full public view. The gallery is huge so that many people can see the event.

I am told by my friends that decisions are swift and perpetrators are eliminated swiftly. In my opinion, this is very essential part of Saudi Arabia as this keeps the essential componentĀ of fear in the citizen here so that they think many times before committing any crime. With so many posts I see from all my friends asking for capital punishment for the recent incidence in Delhi, I am even more convinced that such arrangement as I saw in Deera is very good.

My friend told me that one could see the events in Deera on Youtube. I will, of course, not see such video as then I will not be able to sleep for years.

By the way, Deera also has the Gold Market in Riyadh.

In Diera Area
In Deera Area

Diera
Deera. I was told that this is the original place which is no longer in use.

Outer View of the Gallery at Diera
Outer View of the Gallery at Deera

High Court Building
High Court Building

Clock Tower
Clock Tower

In Diera Area
In Deera Area

UFO Building
UFO Building

Hanging Bridge in Riyadh
Hanging Bridge in Riyadh

House in Wadih Khalifa.
House in Wadih Khalifa. We also saw the residence of King Fahd in this locality.

Near Kingdom Tower
Near Kingdom Tower
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