Unknown gem of the Middle East

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Saudi Arabia: Unknown gem of the Middle East

Saudi Arabia, located in the heart of the Middle East region, is waiting for you. This country is the perfect mix for whoever is looking for both adventures and culture, city and nature, diving into the past or having a glare into the future.

Discover Saudi Arabia

You will find this part of the Arabian Peninsula offers an amazing selection of natural and historical treasures, such as the mountainous Taif resorts, the archaeological splendour of the ancient tombs of Nabatea, and the stunning coral reefs beneath the waters of the Red Sea. Though popular perceptions seem to suggest this is a country of endless sand deserts – and there are indeed some magnificent examples – you will also discover lush mountain vegetation, scenic parks, lakes, fountains and a host of historic buildings.

If you're planning a trip to Saudi Arabia, don't forget to check out this list of practical information that is useful to know before travelling to Saudi Arabia!

5 things to do in Saudi Arabia

1. Try the Kabsa

When visiting Saudi Arabia you can't miss trying out Kabsa, the country's national food. It's a spiced rice based dish with tender chicken. It's often served with Shattah, a very hot sauce.

2. Experience the desert

The Arabic desert offers a big variety of activities that could make everyone get along. From camel riding, to Arabian camping to dune bashing... the desert will really make you live the most authentic and truthful Arabic experience.

3. Visit mosques

Saudi Arabia is literally home to Islam, as its founder Muhammad was born in Makkah, the holiest city for Muslims. As some parts of Makkah and Medina are accessible only to Muslims, try visiting other less crowded but still breathtaking mosques. For example, try stopping at the Al Rahma mosque in Jeddah, known for being floating on water!

4. Drink an Arabic coffee

Arabic coffee ('qahwa') it's one of the most known and loved varieties of coffee all around the world. It's mostly known for its richness in taste, obviously given by spices. How can you miss out trying it while visiting Saudi Arabia?

5. Have a tour of the UNESCO sites

Saudi Arabia hosts 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites that are absolutely exceptional. Why not take a tour of this incredible country and stop to take a look at these fascinating spots?

  • Al Ahsa Oasis
  • Al-Hijr Archeological Site (Hegra)
  • Al-Turaif District in Diriyah
  • Historic Jeddah
  • Rock art in the Hail region

Are you looking for unforgettable experiences during your stay in Saudi Arabia?
Then check out some of the most Unique Experiences when visiting this incredible country.

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