Unveiling the Hidden Gems: A Comprehensive Guide to Things To Do in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, a land of captivating contrasts, beckons adventurers with its rich history, diverse landscapes, and vibrant culture. From the golden deserts to the bustling cities, the Kingdom offers a myriad of experiences for every type of traveler. In this blog, we will explore an array of activities and attractions that make Saudi Arabia a destination like no other.

Discover Riyadh’s Modern Marvels:

  • Begin your journey in the capital city, Riyadh, where modernity meets tradition. Explore the towering Kingdom Centre Tower, offering panoramic views of the city.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture at Al-Masmak Fortress, tracing the footsteps of Saudi Arabia’s unification.
  • Visit the iconic Riyadh National Museum, a treasure trove of artifacts that narrate the country’s rich history.

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Journey into the Past in Jeddah’s Historic District:

  • Lose yourself in the charm of Jeddah’s UNESCO-listed historic district, Al-Balad. Wander through narrow alleyways adorned with coral-built homes and vibrant street art.
  • Explore the King Abdulaziz Historical Center, a cultural hub that encapsulates the essence of Jeddah’s past.
  • Take a stroll along the Jeddah Corniche, a picturesque waterfront with stunning views of the Red Sea and the iconic King Fahd Fountain.

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Adventures in the Rub’ al Khali Desert (Empty Quarter):

  • For the thrill-seekers, a journey into the vast Rub’ al Khali Desert promises a unique adventure. Engage in dune bashing, camel trekking, or a mesmerizing desert camping experience under the star-lit sky.
  • Explore the ancient rock art at Jubbah, offering a glimpse into the rich history of the Arabian Peninsula.

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Red Sea Bliss in Al-Ula:

  • Visit Al-Ula, a historical and archaeological treasure trove, and explore the ancient city of Madain Saleh, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Witness the ethereal beauty of the Elephant Rock and marvel at the striking landscapes that blend history and nature seamlessly.
  • Attend the Winter at Tantora Festival in Al-Ula, a cultural extravaganza featuring music, art, and culinary delights against the backdrop of the stunning desert.

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Cultural Exploration in Dammam and Khobar:

  • Head to the Eastern Province and explore the vibrant cities of Dammam and Al Khobar. Stroll along the Corniche, indulge in the local cuisine, and discover the unique blend of modernity and tradition.
  • Visit Half Moon Bay, a pristine beach destination near Dammam, perfect for relaxation and water sports.

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A Coastal Retreat in Yanbu:

  • Escape to Yanbu, a serene coastal city with pristine beaches and a laid-back atmosphere. Snorkel in the Red Sea, explore the historic city center, and unwind in this hidden gem.
  • Don’t miss the Yanbu Flower Festival, an annual event showcasing the city’s breathtaking floral displays and gardens.

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Riyadh’s Diplomatic Quarter and Sky Bridge:

  • Visit the Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh, a modern oasis featuring lush greenery and impressive architecture. Take a stroll across the Sky Bridge for breathtaking views of the surroundings.
  • Explore the upscale shopping and dining options at Centria Mall in the heart of Riyadh.

Culinary Delights:

  • Embark on a culinary adventure and savor the flavors of Saudi Arabian cuisine. From traditional dishes like Kabsa to contemporary interpretations, the Kingdom offers a diverse gastronomic journey.
  • Visit local markets such as Souq Al Zal in Jeddah or Souq Al Zal in Riyadh to experience the authentic flavors and aromas of Arabian spices.

Shopping Extravaganza in Jeddah:

  • Indulge in retail therapy in Jeddah’s bustling shopping districts. Explore Souq Al Alawi for traditional goods, and stroll through the Red Sea Mall for a modern shopping experience.
  • Discover the unique blend of international and local brands at the Boulevard in Riyadh.

Cultural Festivals:

  • Time your visit to coincide with cultural festivals like the Janadriyah Festival, where you can witness traditional dances, crafts, and performances that showcase Saudi Arabia’s rich cultural heritage.
  • Attend the Saudi Film Festival, a celebration of the Kingdom’s emerging film industry, held annually in different cities.

Saudi Arabia’s diverse landscapes, historical wonders, and cultural richness make it a destination with something for everyone. Whether you seek adventure in the desert, historical exploration, or a taste of modern Arabian hospitality, the Kingdom invites you to unravel its many treasures and create memories that will last a lifetime. Embark on a journey to Saudi Arabia – where tradition and modernity harmoniously coexist, offering a truly unique travel experience.

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Here are some of our Saudi Arabia private tours, offering you the opportunity to embark on a captivating journey through the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Saudi Arabia as you explore ancient wonders in cities like Riyadh, Jeddah, and Mecca. Discover the archaeological marvels of Al-Ula, with its UNESCO-listed Madain Saleh, and stroll through the traditional streets of Al-Ula Old Town. Experience the highland haven of Abha, nestled in the Asir Province, where you can explore Asir National Park and the historic village of Habala. Take in the breathtaking views at Al-Soudah Park and witness the natural beauty that defines the diverse landscapes of this enchanting kingdom. Whether you’re drawn to the historical charm of Riyadh or the mountainous landscapes of Abha, our Saudi Arabia private tours promise “A Trip to Remember.”

4 Days Riyadh Heritage Tour Package 

Classic Saudi Arabia – 6 Days 

Saudi Arabia Explorer Riyadh, AlUla and Jeddah – 8 Days

Majestic Tour of Saudi Arabia – 10 Days

All of Saudi Arabia – 14 Days

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Frequently Asked Questions?

Is Saudi Arabia safe for tourists?

Tourists have been visiting Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabians have a well-earned reputation for warmth and kindness toward visitors. Saudi Arabia cities are generally very safe, especially in areas where tourists frequent.

How to get a Saudi tourist visa?

Applying for a tourist visa to Saudi Arabia is easy. If you are from one of the 49 eligible countries, you can apply through the eVisa website. Holders of US, UK, or Schengen visas can apply for the visa upon arrival. Saudi Arabia is opening its doors to the world through its new tourist visa. Visitors will have the chance to discover and experience the warm hospitality of the Saudi people, the rich heritage, the vibrant culture, and Saudi Arabia’s diverse and breathtaking landscapes. The visa will be a one-year, multiple-entry visa, allowing tourists to spend up to 90 days in the country.

Are non-Muslims allowed in Saudi?

Non-Muslims can travel to all cities in Saudi Arabia except Medinah and Mekkah, Not allowed to non-Muslims to enter Mecca and Medinah.

Can I wear jeans in Saudi Arabia?

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

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