Top 10 Things To Do In Saudi Arabia For A Memorable Trip

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World Travel Magazine has selected the ten most incredible experiences to be had in Saudi Arabia. From coral reefs and desert rock formations to historical sites like Mada’In Saleh and old Jeddah, the Middle East is a treasure trove of discoveries.

List of Top 10 Things To Do In Saudi Arabia In 2023

1. Eve’s Tomb, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Eve Tomb is located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s second-largest city. Since Ibn Jubayr mentioned it in his travelogs, the tomb has been the stuff of legends. It is even mentioned in the original translations of A Thousand Nights and A Night. 

2. Thee (Zee) Ain Ancient Village, Bidah Valley, Saudi Arabia

Thee (Zee) Ain Ancient Village, Bidah Valley, Saudi Arabia is one of the only UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this list.

The village was settled in the 8th century CE and is famous for its crops like bananas, Kadi, basil, lemon and palm. Thee (Zee) Ain Ancient Village, Bidah Valley, Saudi Arabia.

3. Dune Bashing in Qasim, Saudi Arabia

Dune Bashing Safari in Qasim, Saudi Arabia is one of the best Arabian desert adventures. Adventure entails combining 4×4 action with some camping to embrace Kashta tradition. Off-road adventure includes mud and hill driving as well as a course guide.

4. The Al Wahbah Salt Crater, Saudi Arabia

Did seeing Netflix’s ‘Silent Sea’ make you want to go to the moon? The Al Wahbah crater in Saudi Arabia is a volcanic salt crater 780m deep and 6.9km in diameter.

Because of its lunar resemblance, the crater is on the list of famous places in Saudi Arabia. Was ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ your go-to movie when you needed some solace?

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5. The World’s End – Jebel Fihrayn, Saudi Arabia

Consider the scene in ‘Pride and Prejudice’ where Lizzie Bennet stands on the ledge, pondering her life. The Saudi equivalent of your thoughts with a view of luscious golden desert sands is the ‘Edge of the World.’

6. Saudi Arabia, Mada’In Saleh – Al Hijr

Mada’In Saleh, a city of ancient tombs cut into Sandstone, is located near Al ula in the Medina Province.

Mada’In Saleh was traditionally known as a Hegra by the Nabataean People, who created these graves, which are a delight for archaeologists.

7. Red Sea Outdoor Activities in Saudi Arabia

Only in 2019 did the Saudi government entirely open its doors to foreign tourists. As a result, the Saudi shoreline along the Red Sea and Persian Gulf coast is largely unknown to the worldwide tourism community and, as such, provides a diverse range of activities and new marine parks to discover.

8. Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz Falconry Festival

Falconry is the use of trained birds of prey to hunt wild animals. It is a popular sport in many Middle Eastern countries, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi Falcons Club hosts an annual international festival called the King Abdulaziz Festival of Falconry. Among those attending the festival are falcon owners from the Kingdome.

9. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Al Balad

Al Balad is the heart of Jeddah’s historic district. Because of its presence from the 7th century, the entire area of the ancient town is a UNESCO world historic site.

Al Balad is a living monument to Jeddah’s past, with stunning mosques and traditional and historical buildings.

There are several districts in the city. The Al-Nassif House and the Al-Jamjoom House are two of the city’s most well-known and oldest structures.

10. Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia, Judah Thumb and Yellow Lake

The Devil’s Thumb, also known as the Judah Thumb, is a magnificent rock structure that stands alone in the Arabian Desert’s An Nafud region.

It is roughly 160 kilometers from Dhahran and close to Judah (the town). In the vast desert, the rock stands out like a sore thumb.

The trip is easily made with an SUV, and around the thumb are various escapements where you can be wowed by rock formations and caves.

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