The best places to visit during Ramadan


The days of Ramadan in Saudi Arabia are slow and calm, but the evenings post-iftar are a flurry of activity until suhoor.

Visit Ramadan-related activities, events, and bazaars across the Kingdom for joyful experiences and a chance to enter into the spirit of the season.

During the long evenings of the holy month, here are some of the best places and events where locals and visitors can enjoy the spiritual, lively atmosphere in the Kingdom.


In Qasr Al-Hukm, there are several traditional souqs, including Al-Maigliah, Al-Taamer, and Al-Zel, which offer a fun shopping experience during Ramadan.

The Diplomatic Quarter, or Al-Safarat, is a great place to enjoy food as it is full of fantastic cafes and restaurants, many offering special Ramadan deals.

During the holy month of Ramadan, many consider the Gulf Spring Cafe in Diriyah one of the best places to visit in Riyadh.

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A top destination in the city, Al-Balad offers a range of art, culture, food stalls, workshops, seminars, galleries, museums, and more.

The Bisat Al-Reeh exhibition and marketplace are located at the Jeddah International Exhibition and Convention Center.

This year, drones and fireworks will light up the Jeddah Waterfront. With stunning views over Lake Arbaeen, Tofareya Tent Restaurant serves traditional Saudi cuisine in a modern setting.


With its Ramadan decorations, the Old Town is ready to welcome visitors who can explore its historical alleys, shop, eat, and learn about the area’s incredible history, or simply stroll and enjoy the sights.


There are more than 30 restaurants at Villaggio Restaurant Village, offering a variety of cuisines, a dancing fountain, and green space, making it a great place to enjoy food in a modern urban setting with a hint of tradition.


Among other activities, visitors can enjoy the cool sea breeze while riding a boat, swimming, strolling, or dining at a restaurant on Coral Island.

Whether you are looking for a place to keep fit, shop, or simply meet up with friends and family, Dammam Waterfront offers a wide range of attractions and experiences.

There are five floors in the Heritage Village, each representing the traditions and culture of a particular region of the Kingdom.

While shopping for local goods at Dammam Traditional Market, visitors can learn about the city’s history.


There will be many Ramadan festivities, shows, workshops, exhibitions, labs, cafes, restaurants, and other events at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, also known as Ithra.

Taybeen Museum showcases objects and products used by previous generations of Saudis in their daily lives, taking visitors on a journey through the past.


In Flowers Park, one of Yanbu’s most beautiful public parks, there are five specialist zones: a garden, a playground, a butterfly garden, a Rio Team Birds Garden, and a food area. With dishes from every region, Al-Shafa Market offers a memorable Saudi food experience.

This historic area hosts cultural and traditional celebrations in the heart of the old city, featuring performances, food, games, and more.


As one of the most fascinating historical sites in the Kingdom, Shamsan Historical Castle is built on a mountain during the Ottoman Empire, defending the city. Visitors can explore the surrounding area, which includes many restaurants, after learning about the site’s history.

In addition to exploring traditional homes and other buildings, visitors can also go on toboggan rides, camp, and experience nature at Al-Habala, also known as the “Hanging Village”.

The height of adventure during Ramadan could be visiting Jabla Sawda, or Sawda Mountain, one of Saudi Arabia’s highest summits.


There are seven museums in Jazan – the Dr. Ali Mohammed Awaji Museum, the Ibrahim Montag Museum, the Al-Aliyah Museum, the Bi’ir Museum, the Zayla’I Maritime Museum, the Mount Texan Museum, and the Jazan Museum of Archaeology and Heritage.

Jazan Heritage Village offers a glimpse into how the people of the area lived in ancient times, including their clothing, accessories, and architecture.

In the Fifa Mountains, you can ride a cable car, go on a safari into the forest, or simply meditate in nature.


The Jidiyah Heritage Castle is a prominent historical site in the region. Visit Garden Talents, a nature reserve in Buraidah, to see hundreds of colorful birds.



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