With its vast ochre deserts, rugged green mountains and glorious coastline, Saudi Arabia is a country made for road tripping. Not only does it offer a kaleidoscope of landscapes and experiences, but opportunities abound to get out and experience them. Spend your days soaking up scenery, history and vibrant cosmopolitanism, as you weave in and out of cities, explore ancient villages or embark on outdoor adventures. Stop to bask on sandy beaches, browse traditional souqs, or feast your way through delicious local dishes as you set your own pace. There’s a route for everyone, whether family travelers, outdoor explorers, history buffs or cultural connoisseurs. Arabia has an allure that few destinations can match.
But before you throw your luggage in the trunk and hit the open road, you’ll want to be prepared. Here, we offer a practical guide to the tools and tips you need for an unforgettable road trip, no matter the route you pick.