Discover the untamed wilderness of the Rub' Al Khali, wander the bustling lanes of Jeddah’s oldest souks, and dive among the technicolour reefs of the Red Sea. Welcome to Saudi Arabia: one of the most beautiful and diverse destinations on Earth.
Measuring 4km wide and 250-meters deep, the sprawling Al Wahba crater is one of Saudi Arabia’s most dramatic natural wonders: a vast hollow with an opaque lake at its heart.
The Eastern Province extends from the rippling waters of the Arabian Gulf to the untamed depths of the Rub Al Khali desert.
With a wealth of world-class dive sites along its coastline, Saudi Arabia represents one of the most exciting diving destinations.
If you need a break from the hustle and bustle, Al Kharrarah National Park, located on the outskirts of Riyadh, should be top of your list.
Forget tedious textbook-based science lessons, the Science and Technology Centre (SCITECH) is home to interactive and immersive exhibits.
When it comes to sport in Saudi Arabia, football is the main event. Five World Cup appearances as well as three AFC Asian Cup titles in 1984, 1988 and 1996, have confirmed the kingdom as a leading regional light.
Riyadh is no stranger to big brands, but look past the city’s sprawling shopping malls and you’ll find an enticing undercurrent of concept stores to explore.
From outdoor museums to up-and-coming local artists, here's our shortlist of Jeddah's top outings for art aficionados.
Saudi Arabia’s cultural scene is evolving, and nowhere is this more apparent than in its capital where a thriving arts scene is beginning to take hold.
Don’t be dissuaded by the laid-back air of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. Here are some of the regions’ top cultural draws, for visitors of all ages.
Originally designed to speed Muslim pilgrims from Damascus to the holy cities of Makkah and Medina, the Hijaz Railway ended in ruins less than two decades after its start.
A 10-minute drive from the centre of Al Khobar, in an otherwise residential area, is Taybeen Museum, an extraordinary passion-project and wonderfully unexpected trip into a bygone age.
The Antiquities Museum is home to one of Saudi’s most important collections of ancient artifacts, a treasure trove of items unearthed from key archaeological sites across the kingdom and a direct link to the country’s past.
To wander Jeddah is to retrace the steps of traders and pilgrims who for centuries thronged the streets of this thriving city, infusing it with a vibrancy and immediacy that still endures today.
Al Ahsa in the east of Saudi Arabia is lush green landscape a world away from the sand dunes and arid desert plains. Nestled between Riyadh and Dammam, and stretching into the Empty Quarter, Al Ahsa is home to one of the world’s largest natural oases and a UNESCO-listed city to boot.
Located in the heart of Saudi Arabia, the capital city of Riyadh in the Najd region is a blend of the ancient and the modern, home to the historical roots of the kingdom and its rise to become a metropolis of the 21st century.
The Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia holds historical, economic and cultural heft and offers visitors the chance to experience this progressive and ever-adapting region through a variety of interventions.
There is no place like Jeddah. With its own charm, pace and customs – not to mention, the Corniche – this city by the sea has been welcoming people to its shores for centuries and today stands as a true representation of multiculturalism.