By Nada Al Nahdi

A little about Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is known for its oil and petroleum as the world’s leading exporter of oil. But not known to many is that this charming country has a lot more to offer than oil. The world is yet to be amazed by its beauty as it is now becoming an emerging top tourist destination across the world since it recently opened its doors for international tourism.

This land is boasting scenic mountain and desert views, mesmerizing coastlines that stretch for kilometres, tall and vibrant date palm trees, picturesque oases, green valleys, and mouth-watering cuisines.

It does not fall short of activities for every kind of traveler. Whether it’s shopping at local or international brands at the major and fast-growing cities such as Riyadh and Dammam or chilling at Jeddah’s hip cafes and experiencing Saudi’s cafe culture first hand. 

Saudi Arabia has continued to preserve its rich culture and heritage across the country even with the modernization of its big cities. Some of its old towns and villages like Rijal Almaa, the famous Gingerbread Village, in Asir Region is completely untouched and filled with so much history taking you back in time. There is the Old Town where you’ll find mudbrick houses made of stones and mud which were built over 2,000 years ago in Al Ula - one of the country’s archaeological gems. 

Explore Saudi Arabia and see its never-before-seen beauty unfold right in front of your eyes. 

Discover the country’s untouched pristine beaches and soak your toes in its fine white powdery sand and swim in its turquoise waters. Get your adrenaline pumping while dune-bashing or sandboarding mountain-high red sand dunes. 

Drive through the winding roads of high-altitude towns and feel the winter breeze all year long. Hike its lush forests and vibrant oases and acquire tranquillity. Stargaze the night away in off-the beaten camping spots far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. And delight your senses with Saudi Arabia’s delicious and unique cuisines.

Saudi Arabia is more than a desert. Explore the awe-inspiring beauty of Saudi Arabia not many have seen yet and be welcomed by the signature Saudi Arabian hospitality of warm and smiling locals.