Riyadh Chinese Medical Center


Riyadh-Chinese Medical Center (RCMC) was founded by Dr Abdulrahman Al-Znaidy, a prominent Saudi Health physician. Open since 2005, it offers a variety of massages, cupping and acupuncture.

The center is more popular with local Saudis than expats. I’ve been going here for over a year, and I’m very pleased with the service. I prefer this place to the massages at Luthan. One of the reasons is because the workers are required to practise tai-chi so they have good energy to deal with the negative energy from illnesses.

There are no fancy interiors to woo you in. If your serious about using massage to heal you, this is the place to go. A 60 minute massage costs 150 SAR. No bookings are made, with the centre operating on a first come, first served basis. The opening times are 10am to 1pm, and then 6pm to 10pm. During Ramadan, they open after maghrib prayer until 2am.

There are both male and female masseuses, so don’t worry, all you males aren’t left out! The masseuses work on a split shift system with a maximum of 5 massages given per shift. Since massages result in giving out energy, it’s important that the masseuse doesn’t give too many massages in a day without regaining their energy,

A Traditional Chinese Medical Doctor is on hand for consultations, and the masseuses are all from China. Furthermore, there is one Indian Nurse who offers selected Ayuverdic treatments.

Now for the location, it’s located just off Musa Ibn Nusair Street, in the Sulimaniyah area. I’ve included the following images to help show the location.

1) If you’re coming from Musa ibn nusair street, just keep going straight until you pass Al-Jazeera Shopping Mall and Al-Sadhan.

2) As you come to the end of the road, look out for a Herfy on the right hand side. Turn right into the little car park area in front of Herfy.

3) The entrance to the RCMC is located just after the Russian Corner restaurant. It has glass doors and steps leading up.

4) RCMC is on the first floor. The building also accommodates disabled people as there is a ramp and lift available.




23 responses to “Riyadh Chinese Medical Center

  1. It’s so refreshing to come across a blog like this in Saudi, I thought I would never find such people and such info 🙂 thank you for sharing all this information with us. I will be following your future posts 🙂

    • Hello again!

      Thank you so much for your lovely message and thank you for following my humble blog! 🙂 You have a very interesting blog too. Keep it up!

      I hope I can live up to the expectations with future posts. Thank you again!


    • HI Richie,

      Yes, they are traditional chinese medicines available. You have to have a consultation with the doctor first though.



  2. I have osteoarthritis and joint pain and little deformities on my foot fingers. Do they treat these in the centre by acquipunture or other chinese medicine?

    • Hello,

      I think you would be better off calling them or visiting to find out if they can help. Furthermore, if your problems are too complex, I would suggest acupuncture at the Sulaiman Habib Hospital.

      Best wishes,


      • Can you please tell me if there is any phone or special office at the Sulaiman Habib Hospital where I can get more info about Acupuncture?

  3. Thank you for this wonderful post. I was surprised to hear about a Chinese medicine centre in Riyadh and quickly looked into it.

    Their number is 2177836 for anyone who is interested, but it seemed to me they only speak a little Arabic and minimal English, but you might have better luck.

    I will try a massage in the near future. Thanks again!

  4. I just used my cell phone and dialed this number: 011 280 1799 and spoke to a woman who told me that their hours are 10am – 1pm and 5pm – 10pm daily, including Fridays. She also told me that there is no Ayurveda.

  5. Hi all i went there it was good , but there is a big problem which is the massage chair is not clean and the intrance place also is dirty and sorry for what am saying sarah but they have to be aware about the shape of the center , it was good to try the massage . But they are not professional.

    • Hi Hussein,

      No need to apologize. I completely agree with your points and I have asked the owner about the poor state of the areas you mentioned several times.

      Unfortunately/fortunately they feel that aesthetics do not bother their main target market. However, they will try and refurnish next year during Ramadan.


  6. Assalamualikum.
    Your blog is a breath of fresh air!!! MashaAllah! Getting to know about things in Riyadh which i could have never imagined even existed here!! I’m still researching about this but if you do know then please help me out…how exactly do massages and acupuncture help a person? Is it helpful even foe weight loss?
    jazakAllau Khair. 🙂
    If you don’t have the time to explain everything then you can even just give a link! I’ll check it out!! 😀

  7. Hello,

    Could you tell please where and if it is possible to find Chinese and other herbal medicine (pills, drops, etc.) in Riyadh? Thank you very much!


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