Saudi Arabia’s rich heritage and traditions have been shaped by its position as a historic trade hub and the birthplace of Islam. In recent years, the Kingdom has undergone a significant cultural transformation, evolving century-old customs to fit the contemporary world we live in today. Now, as the country opens to tourism it is a great time to explore Saudi’s top destinations, ancient heritage and culture, breathtaking outdoor activities, and delicious local food. EU residents have instant e-visa to be able to easily experience this new destination in the Middle East.
Bride of the Red Sea
Jeddah, a port city on the Red Sea, is a modern commercial hub as well as home to UNESCO sites. Resort hotels and beachfront line the Corniche, a seafront promenade anchored by the iconic King Fahd’s Fountain. The city’s Al-Balad historic district dates to the 7th century and retains traditional homes built from coral. Many fulfilling adventures await in Jeddah!
Cultural Capital of Saudi Arabia
In the ever-growing capital city, Riyadh, you can discover the birthplace of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The city is a destination for tourists from all over the globe who wish to discover a world of shopping, entertainment and business. The sand dunes combined with the brightest stars in the sky present the most magical experience on the outskirts of the city. It is an environment full of a natural variety and unique characteristics that are intriguing for explorers. The local Riyadh restaurants will tempt you with their authentic flavors and blend of spices originating from Saudi culture.
This destination offers an amazing opportunity to go on a journey through time and trace a distant past, as it is one of the oldest sites in Saudi Arabia. On the mountains and rocks of Al-Hijr, you can see inscriptions in various languages known to humanity, such as Lihyaniya and Dadaniyah, as Al-Ula was the capital of the two kingdoms of Dadan and Lihyan, and other inscriptions in Latin, Nabataean and Greek. Al-Hijr also includes 110 Nabataean tombs, the most famous of which is Qasr al-Farid, which has a unique rock facade, the largest of its kind in Al-Ula. Cultural and musical events take place in this unique place throughout the season.
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