Tourism in Saudi Arabia is a pretty new concept in an Islamic State. The first Western touristy batch came in 2018. While the second one entered in the middle of January 2019. So there is still a great majority of touristy people who lack the basic info about the top Saudi places to visit, things to do and ways to go around Saudi Arabia.
Generally, a majority of touristy masses see Arabia as the Muslim only place of spiritual visitation. They think this vast Arab land as the Muslim holiest abode of Islamic pilgrimages like Hajj and Umrah respectively.
Although the specified Muslim-Only sites of Mecca Medinah are off-limit to Non-Muslims, the rest of the moderate Islamic land is there to embrace its Western folks with open arms. For sure, despite having specified Muslim only sites, this Islamic country is much bigger than any other European country. This wondrous Islamic kingdom is loaded with loads of awe-inspiring sites to wonder your eyes and soul.
Geographical Versatility of Saudi Arabia
Firstly, you must be mindful that the Saudi Kingdom is the super huge land with a massive touristy potential that goes way far beyond desert, camels, and Bedouins. It is the fantabulous country with large geographical contrasts, ranging from high Green mountains to dunes and coral reefs.
Things to Do in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is a Muslim country with Islamic culture. The huge majority of the Muslim population follows Wahabism. It is the specific Muslim Branch (school of thought) that carefully follows Islamic laws and rules in every walk of life. So first and foremost thing to do is
- Be respectful and tolerant of the stranger country culture.
- Don’t talk about your religion to your host Saudis
- Don’t keep alcohol or any other drug with you
- Follow the Modest Dress Code in this Arabian land. Because modesty is the key to the successful Saudi visit.
Top Touristy Cities of Saudi Arabia
So I am going to separate some really must visit Saudi Arabian cities among a plethora of catchy places to plan your next trip to Arabia. In the meantime, go and look for the inkling of available E-Visa for Saudi Arabia. It is strongly recommended to keep an eye on the Saudi spectacular cultural events to enjoy in your memorable Saudi visit.
This is an amazing and bustling Saudi Arabian city that never sleeps. This city has the largest number of flight connections from Europe, Asia and many places around the world, so that’s why it must be your first place to visit in Saudi Arabia. The appealing infrastructure of this Saudi capital would tend you forget Europe. It is appealingly rich in history and culture. It is the hub of natural beauties as well as ruined cities, just outside of the city.
Sight- Seeing Places of Riyadh
Following are the sightseeing places of Riyadh
- Masmak Fort
- Murabba Palace
- Sky Bridge
- Red Sand Dunes
- Edge of the world
- Qassim Route containing captivating mud villages in the way
That’s another definite visit place. It is the outstanding melting pot of many cultures and walks of life. It is also regarded as the gateway to Makkah-A Muslim Holiest worshipping place. For many years, millions of Muslims coming to perform their religious pilgrimage in Makkah end up stay in this bustling city.
Places to See in Jeddah
Jeddah is brimmed with a beautiful variety of catchy sites to enjoy with your fellas and family alike. It is an exuberant city of urban excellence. Go and get the chance to be there in the following spots
- King Fahad Fountain
- Jeddah Water Front
- Jeddah Sign
- Sami Anggawi House
- Darwish Salama House
- Abdulrauf Khalil Museum
- Private Beaches for touristy purposes.
It is a Saudi city located in the Southern part of the Aseer Region. This city has the sixth largest population in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This city enjoys milder climatic conditions than most of the other parts of the country. This Saudi city is an emblem of characteristic Arabian Architecture mainly because of the museums it possesses.
Eye-catching Visiting Sites of Abha
Some unmissable Abha Places are the following
- Aseer Regional Museum
- Al-Muftaha Museum
- Shamasan Fort
- Shada Palace
- Jebel Al-Akhdar-The Green Mountain
- Abha Dam
- Jabal e Sauda
While roaming into this Saudi city, you can get to Yemen, if you haven’t been to Yemen before. Unlike the other bustling Saudi city, this city appears to be located in a different universe. This city has its distinct geography with awe-inspiring Mountains and the inimitable Yemeni culture. This is a different Saudi city as compared to all the cities of Saudi Arabia. Here you would find many traditional Jezan dwellers working in a Yemini way. Here you would see the welcoming villagers wearing a Janbiya, the Yemini dagger and a hat made of flowers. It is the city which is rarely visited by visitors. So you would find Jezan as an exotic place.
After landing into this uniquely exotic Saudi city, don’t miss
- Fayfa Mountains
- Jabal e Aswad
- Wadi Lajab
- Farasan Island
- Jizan Cultural Heritage
It is the most jaw-dropping Earthen landscape of Saudi Arabia. It is among the most visited Saudi site by the Western world. That is also the first UNESCO Heritage site in Saudi Arabia. It is awe-inspiring home of the ancient Arabian Nabatean tribe and other oldest Arab civilizations. There are many eye-catching visiting sites of Al-Ula along with the majestic Madain Saleh. These are as follows
- Jabal Ikmah; it is also known as the open library
- Old Town of Al Ula
- Elephant Rock
- Daedan Kingdom; also known as the Lion Tomb
- Sheikh Khaled Al Harbi Guest House