The main campus is located in the western region of the governorate of Shaqra, just a few kilometers from the center of the city and two hours from the capital city of Riyadh. Shaqra’s downtown is full of shops, malls, restaurants, primary and secondary schools, sports clubs, and hospitals. The area is characterized by the beauty of the huge sand dunes and vast farms and parks that surround the city. The main campus is also near Al Akrashiya, a park that turns into a large lake in the middle of the desert during the rainy seasons, attracting hikers and tourists. SU is located near a heritage village characterized by its ancient heritage museums and mud houses, dating back to about 300 years ago.