20 Places To Visit In Saudi Arabia In 2020
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Planning your dream vacation? Saudi Arabia has all the elements to make your time away unforgettable. With the Kingdom’s rich heritage, natural hidden gems, and fun-packed adventures, a Saudi-cation is on top of everyone’s travel bucket list. As part of the Crown Prince’s Vision 2030, tourism is off the roof and so, we’ve compiled a Saudi travel guide of things to see and do. Stay tuned for more!
1. Al Kharrarah National Park
Do you ever just wake up and feel
2. Al Ula
One of Arabia's best-known destinations, Al Ula boasts fascinating rock formations and ancient kingdoms, which will easily be the highlights of your Saudi-cation. Once you’re done snapping pictures of UNESCO World Heritage Site
3. Al Ahsa
Al Ahsa will make reconsider not living your life in an oasis. Palm-cloaked hills await you in this paradise destination, which was the first region in the Gulf to
4. The End of the World
It’s not the end of the world, but the
5. Fifa Mountains
Rising 2,600 meters above sea level,
6. Sky Bridge
We had to add this one to the list! Experience Riyadh’s skyline from Sky Bridge on the 99th floor of the Kingdom Tower. So put your fear of heights aside, and revel at the magnificent urban views surrounding you. Complement your date night with one of these top-notch dining destinations in the capital.
Dubbed the Maldives of the Kingdom, Umluj is a small town in the Tabuk province with a reputation for all-things beautiful. Enjoy amazing beach sights, pink sunsets, and scrumptious fish. Still not convinced? Here are 8 Umluj shots that will lure you into booking a getaway to this Saudi gem.
Look no further than Uqair to explore a hidden town that’s not typically touristic! You’ll
9. Wadi Tayeb Al-Ism
Locals nickname this Tabuk natural wonder “The Valley Of Moses” and it’s one more reason to head there. Story goes that Moses landed in this valley when he crossed over the sea from Egypt. This incredible destination stands out with 600-meter-high granite massif whose edge fall into the Gulf of Aqaba. Need more travel
10. Al Balad
Add a nostalgic touch to your trip! Jeddah’s old district boasts charming narrow street, stunning architecture, and a delightful mix of old and new. If you’re a history geek, let a tour guide assist your walk around the historical houses of prominent Saudi families. Can’t get enough of the Bride Of The Red Sea? Complete your day with one of these unmissable activities.
11. The National Museum of Saudi Arabia
This all-encompassing cultural hotspot offers you the opportunity to learn about the Arabian prehistory, history, cultural, and art. Best part? This huge museum’s entertaining exhibits and activities will never bore you. Time-travel with their magically interactive tour of the ages and smell the roses in the flower-wreathed gardens… Be sure to check out our A to Z of this renowned museum for more information.
12. Jeddah Corniche
Overlooking the iconic King Fahd Fountain, Jeddah Waterfront offers plenty of dining options from all around the world. For unparalleled views of the geyser, opt for a sunset walk around the corniche followed by an early dinner. Need food
13. Al Masmak Fortress
Another Riyadh gem, this royal landmark enables you to get lost in the walls of this fortress, which has withstood the test of time. Situated in the
14. Al Murraba Palace
Want to walk in the shoes of a royal? This palace in Riyadh is the former home and court of King Abdul Aziz and a captivating monument towering the city’s heritage. Built in traditional
15. Ad Diriyah
Welcome to Ad Diriyah, the birthplace of the first Saudi state and a mesmerizing heritage site. Around the outskirts of Riyadh, Ad Diriyah’s mud-brick walls were once a desert city that was a powerhouse of culture and commerce. A visit to this citadel allows you to have first-hand account of what life was like before a unified Kingdom. And as Jerry Inzerillo, CEO of the Diriyah Gate Development Authority said: “There is only one Diriyah. Only this place can tell the story of the Saudi people and inspire new generations to commit to the dynamic vision of the future.”
In the southwest of Saudi Arabia in the Mecca province, Taif is not typically the city to be part of one’s travel bucket list. But don’t underestimate this Saudi gem because it boasts natural and cultural landmarks that will turn your stay into a memorable one. Home to the Camel Festival and the Rose festival, here are 9 awesome activities you can enjoy in Taif.
17. Farasan Islands
18. King AbdulAziz Center For World Culture
Better known as Ithra, this world-class cultural center in Dhahran blends art, performance, film, energy, and food into one interactive space. Take a guided 30 minute visit through all parts of the center and revel at the large-scale sculptures with the likes of Giuseppe Penone. It’s your second to none to dive into the KSA’s booming art scene since Ithra gives the floor to Saudi contemporary artists.
19. Haql Shipwreck Beach
For a prime relaxation time in Tabuk, this untouched treasure tucked away on the shores of Haql city will answer all your prayers. The mysterious half-sunken ship, the views of mount Sinai at a distance, and the immaculate waters make for the laziest of afternoons in Saudi Arabia. It’s a guaranteed wanderlust moment!
20. Rijal Alma
Rijal Alma stone village, lush greenery, and flower crowns are exciting features of Asir that will make your trip there worthwhile. Every year tourists from all around the globe flock to the gorgeous (and very much