Top Nine Ceilings of Riyadh


I once read that some of the world’s most glorious sights can only be experienced if you crane your neck. I am very fortunate to have developed that habit when I got to work overseas, here in Riyadh. I can now boastfully asseverate the statement. I could not blame my neck for Saudi Arabia, particularly in Riyadh, is adorned with spectacular ceilings that are surely meant to make one’s neck stretch out.

From what I can remember back in the day, the ceiling was nothing but an essential part of a building, used to hide pipework, ductwork, and/or cabling. Nobody wants to look at it.

It was a humbling era for ceilings then until I got to a place where interior architecture is like everything when it comes to buildings particularly business establishments (i.e., restaurants and malls)—an essential element of building services. It is high time to make them take center stage with their improved, modernized aesthetics while showcasing the obvious intricate work behind their enviable “first impression last vibe” here in Riyadh.

Take a look at these nine random masterpieces that are a case in point of different visual effects—from simple to complex or plain to elaborate.

1. The Cheesecake Factory

2. Nando’s Tahlia 

3. Hayat Mall

4. King Khalid International Airport

5. P.F. Chang’s

6. Tokyo Restaurant

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“The Ceiling Chronicles” Budget constraint best explains why I only get to visit this restaurant on a yearly basis since 2013. Howbeit, that doesn't stop me from regarding it as the best Asian restaurant and one of the best Japanese restaurants in town—to date. It was no surprise for me that, a few weeks ago, it finally transferred to its new, bigger building to ensure a continual, greater, and better business performance. Judging from what I saw earlier tonight, I could say that Tokyo's new face is certainly an investment that'll pay off. #shotoniphone #storiesofthewanderingfeetandmind #storiesofthewanderingfeet #riyadhart #iloveriyadh #riyadhlife #riyadhguide #riyadhphoto #riyadhfood #japaneserestaurant #asianrestaurant #newlook #tokyo #fuelformywritingmojo #theceilingchronicles #interiorarchitecture #interiordesign #ceilingdesign

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7. Saudi Railway Station

8. Granada Center

9. Riyadh Park

From what can be gleaned above, it is safe to say that ceilings have evolved over time. They now reflect not only architectural but economic and other influences of the day. As a collective unit, they could be considered to be one of modern aesthetics’ examples apart from the arts’.

So the next time you visit a building, see to it that you crane your neck not overlook the ceilings.

Cheers to a more vibrant year!

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. vinneve says:

    I like looking up too! Beautiful photos!

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  2. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for featuring the earth’s wonderful creations. I am an avid follower of your blogs and stories. Your writing skills are amazing, the photos are always vibrant and with a truly satisfying view of my sight. God bless. More photos to capture and more experiences to share. More power

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