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Saudi Arabia: Rising and shining jewel of the Middle East
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) geographically dominates the Arabian Peninsula and is edged by Jordan, Iraq, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE, Oman and Yemen. The 12th largest nation in the world, KSA, is synonymous with its two holy mosques- Mecca and Medina that have always reserved a special distinction for the followers of Islam.
There was a time when KSA was closed off for most travellers but then, the year 2019 changed everything with the initiation of e-visa for the tourists. Since then, it is making a big push to rebrand itself as one of the premier holiday destinations in the Middle East. With its steady development of massive leisure and hospitality projects as well as the improved visa policies, Saudi Arabia has geared up to become the new tourism force in the Middle East region. The diverse topography, majestic mountain views, cities soaked in history, culture and traditions, vibrant festivals and vast desert stretches are some of the remarkable attributes of the country.
Languages: Arabic, English (not widely spoken)
Currency: Saudi Riyal (SAR)
Driving Side: Left
Best Time to Travel: Between November to February
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If we go way beyond its golden deserts, Saudi Arabia has got massive touristic potential. With the cities like Riyadh and Jeddah that flaunt glitzy modernity, the country has gained recognition among the young and solo travellers.
On the other hand, Abha, which is the culturally rich capital of Asir, offers a wealth of delights to discover, ranging from heritage, cuisines, traditional markets and rugged mountains. Saudi Arabia is also home to unique natural offerings, such as Al-Ahsa oasis. AlUla which is truly one marvel to behold is another major tourism hotspot in Saudi as it is one of the oldest cities in the Arabian Peninsula and is also the home to Hegra, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Don’t get disheartened if you are an adventure junkie as Al Wahbah volcanic crater outside of Taif hosts plenty of outdoor activities including hiking and quad biking.
Since the country promises endless variety with each region offering a different experience, you can now discover anything and everything on your Saudi Arabia Tour’s bucket list. Book a personalised tour with us and create travel memories that are treasured forever!
1. Riyadh: A blend of modernity and sophisticated culture
Beguiling, historic and millennial-friendly Riyadh has a culturally rich essence and a facade that is ultra-modern. It is among few of the world’s cities that have transformed rapidly, growing from a small, fortified desert village into a modern metropolis. While the city’s age-old history has been attracting traditional fanatics, the high rise buildings, contemporary art and food scenes have made the city loved by young travellers for many reasons.
As the capital and a traveller-friendly destination, Riyadh has the largest number of flight connections from many places around the world, so people usually head to Riyadh in the first place when on a Saudi Arabia Tour. While the unique food dining, shopping and dune bashing remain a few of the top favourites, plenty of natural beauties just outside the city and architectural wonders are sure to satiate the wanderlust of every curious traveller.
On the wander-list: Masmak fort, Sky Bridge at Kingdom Center, National Museum of Saudi Arabia, Edge of the World, Deerah Souq, Al Faisaliah Tower, Diriyah, Najd Village (for having unique and authentic Saudi Arabian cuisine).
2. Jeddah: The buzzing cosmopolitan hub
Uniquely termed as ‘gloriously different’ or ‘Jeddah ghair’, Jeddah is the second-largest city in the country and by far the most progressive as well. It is home to around 4 million residents and is also the gateway to Mecca-bound pilgrims. It is here that the tourists can learn about the history dating back to medieval days while also indulge in new-age entertainment options and chill out at chic cafes.
Since the city of Jeddah is strategically located along the shores of the Red Sea, there are plenty of beaches with some luxury resorts and scuba diving opportunities.
On the wander-list: Al-Balad, Jeddah waterfront, Al-Shallal Theme Park, Al-Saif Beach, Souq Shatee, The King Fahd’s Fountain, Khalil Museum, Moon valley, Al Rahma Mosque.
3. Abha: Carved in culture and seclusion
The culturally rich capital city of Asir province, Abha is located in the southern part of Saudi Arabia. Whether taking a stroll in the Al Muftaha art village, Al Dhabab Walkway or learning about tribal customs in Al Habala, Abha is ideally immersed in the unique culture of the Asir region and is managing to preserve its unique architectural heritage.
While the striking local architecture stands as one of the key attributes of the city, the lush green mountainous region, on the other hand, provides a great base for those looking for isolation and quiet remote spaces. There is a reason why this impressive city is called the ‘Bride of Mountain’. An interesting tip to note before you visit Abha is that the region is quite famous for selling several types of honey which are claimed to be the best in Asia.
On the wander-list: Abu Kheyal Park, Aseer National Park, Shada Palace, Abha Dam Lake, Al Nasb, Jabal Thera, Al Muftaha Village, Al Habala Hanging Village, Art Street.
4. Makkah: The sanctified space
Makkah, being the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad, is considered to be the holiest city. For many Muslims around the world, getting to visit Makkah is a pure blessing. The city is only accessible to Muslim pilgrims that gather in millions every year to worship and perform their Hajj pilgrimage which is a religious duty that must be done by every Muslim at least once in their lifetime.
The vast majority of the visitors spend as much time as possible within the opulent complex of the Grand Mosque. But if you have time to spare once you’ve completed the required steps of the Umrah, the historic city has much to offer. Ranging from museums to landmarks that were traced back to some of the most pivotal moments of Islam’s earliest days.
On the wander-list: Jabal Al Noor, Makkah Mall, Mount Arafat , Deserts of Saleh.
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