Tuwaiq Escarpment, Riyadh
From being a closed kingdom, Saudi Arabia has now widened its tourism attractiveness when it started allowing international travellers to visit its nation.
As a traveller, what are to be discovered when visiting Saudi Arabia? Be prepared to conquer mountains, deserts and beaches, and make sure to include trekking, deserts trips and beach hopping in your trip there.
Breaking Travel News features an interview with the President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism & Antiquities (SCTA), his Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, as he shared that tourism has been one of the fastest-growing economic sector in the kingdom as it creates more jobs, in addition to its collateral importance in the global economy ("Breaking Travel News Spotlight: Saudi Arabia").
Tuck in your itinerary a cultural visit to the amazing Mada’in Saleh, a pre-Islamic archaeological site that rivals Petra, Jordan. The Empty Quarter, the largest sea of sand on earth and home to giant sand dunes, is also a must-visit site. Traditional Bedouin tribes can be found in the Empty Quarter. Experiencing their hospitality is one big highlight of any trip to Saudi Arabia. From here, you can also catch a glimpse of the beautiful Arabian Oryx.
Jeddah, on one hand, has colourful souqs for unique shopping finds, and is known for its beautiful coral houses. Off the Jeddah shores are the turquoise waters of Red Sea. Its reefs, ideal for diving yours, rank among the least spoilt and most spectacular in the world.
Here’s a quick excerpt from the article:
Religion is the oldest form of tourism, and in Islam the great pilgrimage to Makkah is considered by Muslims to stretch back thousands of years to the time of Abraham.
Finally, it’s time to conquer the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.