5 Must-Visit Destinations for Family Fun Month in KSA
Across the world, August is celebrated as Family Fun Month, a time to spend quality time with loved ones and create unforgettable memories together. In Saudi Arabia, the idea of family fun has been perfected over the decades, with the nation offering many exciting places and enjoyable activities for the whole family to partake in! From go karts to learning about our solar system, here are five things you can do with loved ones this Family Fun Month.
Cool Down at King Fahd's Fountain
King Fahd's Fountain is one of Jeddah's most iconic landmarks. Inaugurated in 1985, it was a gift from King Fahd to the Red Sea city. This mesmerizing installation is open to everyone, with evenings being the best time to visit. There are also numerous restaurants and public spaces where you can also catch a glimpse of the fountain.
Visit a National Park
Saudi Arabia is known for its green spaces, such as its natural parks. For instance, Asir National Park is popular for its tall mountains, flora and fauna, with cooler climates allowing for lush green spaces for trekking and picnics. Lake Al-Kharrarah National Park, located outside Riyadh, is another beloved green space where visitors stop by for picnics, or to get a glimpse of the local wildlife.
Discover the Sea at Fakieh Aquarium
If you are looking to get close to marine life without getting your feet wet, then head over to Fakieh Aquarium. Situated in Jeddah, it provides edutainment through showcasing the marine life of the Red Sea. There are over 200 species in total including sea lions, seahorses, sharks, dolphins, and more.
Explore Earth and Space at SCITECH
SCITECH is a fun way to broaden your interest in science and technology. Situated on the North Corniche Road in Al Khobar, this facility offers numerous halls touching on various subjects in science. However, the Earth and Space hall is a great way to learn about our planet and solar system, especially through available physical applications.
Go Karting at Mahara Karting
If you love to go karting, then head over to Mahara Karting. Situated in Dammam, this venue gives you the opportunity to feel the fun of racing. In addition, it has many other fun, extreme activities including climbing, trampoline trainer, ninja course, and more.