Saudi Maldives Al Ula & Umluj 9 Days Tour package

Tour Highlights:

  • Diriyah & Edge of the World
  • Watch the sunset at the Edge of the World.
  • Riyadh, Fly to Al Ula
  • Hegra & Al Ula
  • Al Ula, arrive Yanbu (Red Sea)
  • Yanbu, arrive Jeddah
  • Jeddah, the bride of the red sea

Route Map

Day1: Arrival Riyadh

Your Tour leader/ Driver will be waiting for you. They will be holding a sign of SaudiArabiaTours, You do not need to look for them – they will be waiting for you and will find you.

You will be transferred by an A/C car to your hotel. Overnight in Riyadh.

Day2: Diriyah & Edge of the World

From the moment your tour starts, your tour leader will give you full attention. Once in the car, your tour leader will talk to you about all the things on the way as well as other aspects of your tour that will interest you.

Step back in time and discover the World Heritage Site of Diriyah where the story of modern Saudi Arabia began. Within Diriyah’s historic Al Turaif district you’ll see stunning examples of traditional Najdi mudbrick architecture and get a sense of the way of life in the first Saudi capital some two hundred years ago. some sites like the mud houses can be visited only from outside as there are some renovation works now. Some sites like the mud houses can be visited only from outside as there are some renovation works now.

Your journey continues this afternoon through an Acacia studded desert towards the Jebel Fihrayn also known as Edge of the world. Standing atop the 1,000-foot high escarpment at Jabal Fihrayn, you find stretching before you an uninterrupted view of the horizon in all directions, leaving you with the impression that you are, indeed, standing at the very edge of the world. The effect on one’s body and mind and soul is exhilarating.

These cliffs rise dramatically from the desert, stretching toward the sky like a great natural wall. When you stand atop them and look toward the horizon, you have a prime view of the sky as it seems to melt into the barren earth.

The Edge of the World Saudi Arabia (Jebel Fihrayn) is an unexpected and dramatic geological wonder in the rocky desert northwest of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The site earned its nickname because from atop the escarpment, you have an uninterrupted view of the horizon.

It’s part of the much longer Tuwaiq Escarpment, and drops down 1,000 feet into an ancient ocean bed. While standing on the cliffs, you’ll spot dried rivers weaving across the land, and see camels moving far below. These camels and their herders are following a well-trodden path, as an ancient caravan route once passed within its shadow. 

Travel in comfort back to your hotel, Riyadh has so much to see, feel, eat and buy so if you have time and want to add more to your itinerary – just let us know what you are interested in and we will arrange it for you.

(Optional ) Riyadh Food Tour, Start at 4:00 pm.

To enjoy the real taste of Saudi Arabia you have to try the original Saudi Arabian food Tour. Enjoy the best local food in Saudi Arabia which is one of life’s great pleasures, Discover off-the-beaten-path spots in the real Saudi Arabia that is not covered in any guidebook.

Meals: Breakfast only.

Day3: Riyadh, Fly to Al Ula

Enjoy a lovely breakfast at your hotel.  Start the day with a photo-stop outside the landmark Kingdom Centre tower, then visit Riyadh’s historic Masmak Fortress that was famously captured by King Abdulaziz Ibn Saud during the Battle of Riyadh in January 1902.  Next, proceed on foot to the Souq Al Zal, the city’s oldest market, for a glimpse of traditional Saudi culture and some shopping. After lunch visits the National Museum which has been established in 1419 as a significant part of the king Abdulaziz historical center in Riyadh. Very impressive and important museum about the entire Saudi history, the Saudi royal family, the kingdom formation, and everything regarding the political context. you will be led to numerous antiques, manuscripts, and documents that are all chronologically organized. It includes eight main halls: Hall of Man and the Universe, Arab Kingdoms, Pre-Islamic Era, Prophet’s Mission, First Saudi State, Unification of the Kingdom Hall & Hall of Hajj, and Two Holy Mosques.

The museum includes interesting examples of Arabian and Islamic art as well as architecture.  The masterpieces include Prehistoric Elephant Skeleton, huge meteor found in the Empty Quarter in Saudi Arabia desert, Rock Grafitti from Hejaz region backdate to pre Islamic era, Copy of rosetta stone, an example of Madaian Salah Rock-cut tombs.

Then enjoy the National museum park walks through the outdoor gardens one of the best gardens you will visit in Saudi Arabia. King Abdulaziz’s historical park is an open area that you can enjoy with your family. Then proceed to the Hall of King Abdulaziz where there is a showroom of old cars that were used by the king.

Transfer to the airport to take your flight to Al Ula where you will be met and transferred to your desert camp.

(Optional) Riyadh By Night Tour

Start your tour in Riyadh Winter Wonderland, you can see how Saudi locals men and women have fun. you would be surprised. Riyadh Winter Wonderland is held on an open space of 200,000 square meters and includes the largest skating rink in the Middle East. With celebrities attending from all over the world, the winter celebration offers several games, competitions, and performances, not mentioning the shopping opportunities and the exceptional gastronomic experience to be had at the many diners there. 

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

Day4: Hegra & Al Ula

Enjoy a lovely breakfast at your hotel.  An hour’s walk in the cool morning air along with Elephant Rock, also known as Jabal AlFil, one of AlUla’s many geological marvels. Enjoy Elephant Rock, This spectacular rock formation resembles an elephant with its trunk touching the ground, is one of Al Ula’s geomorphological wonders became one of AlUla iconic landmarks. Then, drive on to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Madain Saleh where you’ll visit the old Hijaz Railway station and explore the magnificent tombs of the ‘second Petra’. Madain Saleh tourist site was anciently known as Hegra or Al-Hijr, and was built by the Nabataean Arabs to protect their lucrative trade route with south Arabia. These fabulously situated tombs had been ‘lost’ to the world until their ‘rediscovery’ in 1876. After lunch on a date farm the day concludes with a thrilling 4WD safari through the fabulous Madakhil rocks.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day5: Al Ula, arrive Yanbu (Red Sea)

Enjoy a lovely breakfast at your hotel.  A morning at leisure at your desert camp.

(Optional) experience an electrifying dune buggy excursion through the magical rocky landscape of Al Ula or visit the archaeological sites of Dedan and Jabal Ikhmah.

Then, drive through the Sarawat mountains to Yanbu on the Red Sea coast.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day6: Visit Umluj (Saudi Maldives)

Enjoy a lovely breakfast at your hotel. Drive to Umluj (2.5 hrs) to explore the turquoise waters and technicolor coral reefs of the ‘Maldives of Saudi Arabia’. One of the most unexpected and spectacular sights in the Kingdom, the incredible waters that surround Umluj are reminiscent of a marine paradise. Umluj beach has smooth island sand, historic and archeological richness, and its natural islands and beaches. The beauty of Umluj Beach shall rightly be known as the Saudi Maldives.
During your four-hour excursion aboard the fishing boat, you’ll cruise past some of Umluj’s beautiful atolls, snorkel above colorful coral reefs, and bathe in the crystal clear lagoon-like waters known as the ‘Southern Swimming-pool’. Then, after a late lunch in Umluj return to Yanbu.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

Day7: Yanbu, arrive Jeddah

Enjoy a lovely breakfast at your hotel. The morning will be at leisure to relax and enjoy the facilities of the Movenpick Yanbu that include a ladies Spa and outdoor swimming pools (separate facilities for men and women). In the afternoon drive south to Jeddah and check-in at your hotel and enjoy the view at night of the King Fahd Fountain.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day8: Jeddah

Enjoy a lovely breakfast at your hotel. Jeddah is known as the ‘Bride of the Red Sea’ and for centuries has been the port for nearby Mecca. Late this morning, meet your guide and drive along Jeddah’s beautiful manicured modern seafront Corniche to the ‘floating Mosque’. After a late lunch with a view of the Red Sea, the new city is juxtaposed with the old as you walk through Mecca Gate and enter Jeddah’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed old quarter of Al Balad which is the historical area well known as the “Old Town”, where many of the oldest families used to live and work. It boasts of old buildings, a traditional souk, and many restaurants, where visitors get to walk amid the old streets and experience the traditional landscape of the old town.

Meals: Breakfast & lunch.

Day9: Farewell to Saudi Arabia

Enjoy a lovely breakfast at your hotel. Today a private transfer will bring to Jeddah International Airport where you will check in for your onward flight. Farewell to Saudi Arabia! 

Meals: Breakfast.


  • Accommodation as described.
  • All your tours and excursions are by an A/C vehicle.
  • English speaking tour leader/ driver.
  • Private boat charter in Umluj (4 hours).
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (8 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 2 Dinners).
  • Sightseeing and entrances as per the itinerary.
  • Domestic flight in Economy Class (Riyadh to Al Ula).
  • Our prices include all taxes and services.


  • International Airfare.
  • Saudi Arabia entry visa. (We can provide you with your visa upon arrival at your request).
  • Any meals other than described in the itinerary.
  • Beverages or any drinks not referred to above.
  • Tipping

Important Note :

We accept all methods of secure payment: Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, direct bank transfer.

Kindly note that the hotel rating in Saudi is not the same as in the USA or Europe, so Luxury or Ultimate Luxury hotel options are always recommended.

Accommodation Plan (A) 5 stars:

  1. Riyadh:   (Shaza Riyadh // Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana  //  Four Points By Sheraton Riyadh Khaldia)
  2. Jeddah:(Prime Hotel – Jeddah, Al Hamra  // Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah Al Salam // Sheraton Jeddah Hotel // Mövenpick Hotel Tahlia Jeddah )
3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars
Price per person in DBL or TRPL Room3240 $3510 $5670$
Solo traveler5185 $5615 $9075$

Accommodation Plan (B) Luxury (Sapphire Hotels):

  1. Riyadh: Rosh Rayhaan – Classic room.
  2. Al Ula: Shaden MGallery – Superior room.
  3. Yanbu: Movenpick Hotel & Resort – Deluxe sea view room.
  4. Jeddah: interContinental – Deluxe room.
  All year around
price per person in dbl room6900$
Solo traveler11040$

Accommodation Plan (c) Ultimate Luxury (Diamond Hotels):

  1. Riyadh: Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh – Superior room.
  2. Al Ula: Shaden MGallery – superior room.
  3. Yanbu: Movenpick Hotel & Resort – Junior Suite, lagoon view.
  4. Jeddah: Park Hyatt Jeddah – Marina, Club & Spa – Sea view room.
  All year around
price per person in dbl room9100$
Solo traveler14560$

Travel Insurance – from AIG 
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One week 50$ per person
More than one week 75 $ per person.

Saudi Sim Card
if you plan to get a Saudi sim card we would advise you to get it at the airport when you arrive. as it will be much easier to buy it from the airport other than anywhere else as they request more documents if you decide to buy it later from anywhere else.

Our Tour Leader/Driver
We don’t only choose qualified and professional Tour leaders/ Drivers but also choose those who are friendly, with a sense of humor who are committed to offering a superior level of service so you can enjoy your time with them.

How To dress
Both men and women are asked to dress modestly in public, avoiding tight-fitting clothing. Women should cover their shoulders and knees in public.

Your passport
You should keep your passport with you during any tour you will be making in Saudi Arabia. don’t leave it in your hotel room as sometimes they request to see your passport or visa.

Note on Umluj Cruise

We’ll provide snorkeling equipment and towels as well as a cool box with mocktails, tropical fruit, soft drinks, and mineral water. Ladies can wear one-piece or two-piece swim swimsuits. Please note that it is not permitted to land on the islands and sandbars of Umluj.