Deera Square

Also known as Justice Square or Chop Chop Square, Deera Square is a modern public square where executions (usually by beheading) still take place as capital punishment.

Unfortunately, Saudi Arabia is the only country that still practices public executions in the form of beheading.

After Friday prayers, police and other officials clear the square to make way for their executions to take place. After the condemned are beheaded, the head is stitched to the body and they are wrapped up for the final rites and taken away.

While the might not be the best place to be at during execution, it is a nice square to visit where you’ll see kids running and playing with the water fountains.

Ad Dirah, Riyadh 12634, Saudi Arabia

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