The summer season in Saudi Arabia is characterized by high temperatures, but the weather is more moderate in the cities of the northern region near the Red Sea coast.
King Abdullah Economic City is a newly developed Saudi city located along the coast of the Red Sea distinguished by its atmosphere and unforgettable experiences.
The northeastern city of Tabuk has long been a resting point for Jordanian and Egyptian pilgrims, with a rich Bedouin culture that can be felt in the bustling Souq Twaheen, which still supplies patterned rugs and goat-hair tent covers for modern nomads.
The coastal city of Wajh is famed for its unspoilt beaches to the north and south, and its Hijazi-style old town, which is like an uninhabited equivalent of Jeddah’s famous Al Balad.
The port of Yanbu, just a few hours’ drive west of Medina, is really two distinct cities: the new city to the south, with its oil refineries and plants, and the old town to the north, an ancient spice route staging post where T.E. Lawrence lived.
Jeddah’s unofficial motto is Jeddah ghair, or ‘Jeddah’s different’. No Saudi city has been more open to outside influences over the years than this ancient port.
Just reaching Taif is a thrill. From the hollow of Makkah, a beautiful serpentine road winds up through the mountains to the plateau where Taif sits, passing fruit markets, rose farms and deep valleys.
A journey to Al Baha is a journey to a different Saudi Arabia. In a Kingdom that’s often characterized by ochre desert, this high-altitude city is a place of ancient towers, lush forests and winding valleys.
At 3,000-meters, perched on the side of Saudi Arabia’s highest mountain, the juniper-covered village of Al Soudah blends historic charm with outdoor appeal.
The southern endpoint of the Red Sea coast, Abha is the culturally rich capital of the Asir region, and a great base for exploring this mountainous part of the Kingdom.
Make a night-time trip to enjoy the illuminated spectacle of the world’s tallest fountain.
Mesmerizing sealife is on show at this family-friendly attraction.
Crystalline waters await at these Red Sea dive spots.
From dune bashing to camping under a canopy of stars, experience the best of Jeddah’s desert.
Al Rahma mosque beckons gently from the northern tip of Jeddah’s waterfront.
Measuring 4km wide and 250-meters deep, the sprawling Al Wahba crater is one of Saudi Arabia’s most dramatic natural wonders.
Journey back to early Jeddah and trace the rise of Saudi’s most dynamic city.
With its long stretches of sandy beaches and cool walkways, Jeddah Corniche has always been one of the city’s attractions.
Saudi Arabia is an amazing country. The weather is fantastic, the people are amazing and everybody is so inviting. They made us feel like family.
It’s my first visit to Saudi Arabia and I’ll be taking a lot of positive things home with me. I hope to come back next year.
I travelled to Tabuk in the northwest to explore the beautiful landscapes and desert, and I also visited Riyadh. It’s really a beautiful city.
We visited Riyadh’s old town, Ad Diriyah. It’s a beautiful place and the city tour was fascinating. We also went downtown to get in touch with local Saudis.
You can see huge changes taking place here in Saudi Arabia. It’s a big step, not only for the kingdom, but for the world.
Saudi Arabia is a beautiful country. It has endless adventures to offer and the most spectacular deserts in the world.
Coming here to the Boulevard and enjoying all of the Riyadh Season has shown me just how much fun the city can be. My brother-in-law visits Saudi Arabia on a regular basis, as does my mother-in-law. They’ve had great experiences and good memories.
When I arrived, I was very curious and excited to experience the difference in our cultures. The difference between Chinese culture or Buddhism and Middle East or Muslim culture is an eye-opening experience.