Saudi Arabia is rich with art and history. The museums, galleries, souks and malls found all over the country are brimming with both culture and history, and anyone interested in either will hardly be disappointed when visiting Saudi Arabia. The rich beauty of art and heritage is apparent to tourists almost anywhere, but today we will introduce you to some of the most popular tourist attractions present in the country. In order to help you discover something new on your travels, we have put together a list of the top 6 tourist attractions in Saudi Arabia, and we hope you find it helpful and informative.

  1. Umm Al – Qamari Island

There is a reason why islands are among the most popular tourist attractions in Saudi Arabia. Here you can find an experience of luxury, leisure and beauty all the while you simply unwind.  Umm Al – Qamari Island, is considered to be one of the most spectacular attractions for nature lovers in Saudi Arabia. The island is home to a large number of migratory birds, while the wilderness on the island is quite dense. Additionally, the underwater eco-systems around the island are incredibly beautiful. Despite the arid climate, this island has a rich bio-diversity, which makes it truly unique. If you plan to make a trip here, however, we recommend you take some travel recommendations on accommodations.

Imm Al-Qamari Island is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Saudi Arabia.

people at the beach

  1. Al Nakheel Mall, Riyadh

Shopping is, undeniably, a very big part of any tourist adventure. The Al Nakheel Mall in Riyadh one of the most popular stopping points for tourists in Riyadh, because it offers pretty much anything one could want. From fashionable clothes to beautiful trinkets and accessories and even more, the mall is a magnet for tourists looking for something to bring home from their trip. However, Riyadh has much more to offer to tourists than just the Al Nakheel Mall. As a matter of fact, a person could spend decades in Riyadh without exploring everything it has to offer. Experts from even note that a lot of tourists decide to move to Riyadh for this exact reason. The city’s expansive culture combined with very good living conditions has convinced many to move here.

  1. Asir National Park

The very first national park in the country, the Asir National Park is widely considered to be one of the most scenic places in Saudi Arabia. Known for its serenity and beauty, the park is home to more than 300 different rare species of wildlife. This is also where the tallest mountain in all of Saudi Arabia can be found. Ever since it was opened back in 1980, Asir National Park has been one of the most important parts of Saudi Arabia for nature lovers, for good reason. It is, after all, one of the only places in Saudi Arabia which is lush and green, year-round. If you’re planning a trip here, first look into how travelers are gearing up post pandemic. And don’t worry about timing too much, the park has a comfortable climate all year, and is also always open to visitors.

Asir National Park is one of the most lush and beautiful places in Saudi Arabia.

People walking along mountain trail

  1. Al Nakheel Beach, Jubail

The Al Nakheel beach in Jubail is considered one of the top tourist attractions in Saudi Arabia because of a combination of clear blue waters, white sands on the beach and lush palm trees. It makes for a heavenly spot to unwind and relax, and is widely considered to be one of the best beaches in Saudi Arabia. Tourists from all over the world flock to Al Nakheel Beach every year to experience the surreal beauty this beach provides to visitors.  And to make it even better, there is no entry fee to the beach. Anyone is welcome, at any time. Still, tourists who like to travel with a lot of things should consider renting out a local storage unit to keep their belongings in during their stay. And when it comes to transporting your belongings to the unit, the locals can help with that.

  1. Dammam Corniche, Dammam

If you are someone who enjoys spending time by the sea, then the Dammam Corniche is one of the destinations you should visit in Saudi Arabia. The Corniche overlooks the sea, and houses everything you could need for a perfect seaside evening. Good food from one of the many caffes and fancy restaurants combined with the general atmosphere of the corniche is enough to entrance anyone who visits the place. If you’re feeling adventurous, there are boat rides and cruises organized in the corniche as well. However, you should consider how culinary travel adventures can alter your existence while visiting the Dammam Corniche.

If you love nights by the sea, the Dammam Corniche has everyhing you could ever need.

  1. Qasr Al-Farid, Hegra

Also called the Lonely Castle, Qasr Al-Farid is one of the oldest places in Saudi Arabia as a whole, and it attracts people interested in history from all over the world. The old, ruined castle is an impressive structure, it was built back in the 1st century CE. However, the castle’s façade was never finished, and while it is officially recognized as a castle, it is in fact a tomb of the ancient Nabatean site of Hegra. The art and architecture inside Qast Al-Farid is all part of the ancient Nabataean culture, and it was never fully finished. Despite this, however, the castle provides an interesting glimpse into the ancient culture.

Top 6 tourist attractions in Saudi Arabia – conclusion

There is quite a lot of culture, history and beauty which can be found in Saudi Arabia. Fortunately, a lot of it is readily available for tourists to experience, and almost year-round as well. With all of this in mind, planning a trip to Saudi Arabia is a very good idea if you want to relax and experience a different culture. We hope you found this list of the top 6 tourist attractions in Saudi Arabia helpful, and we wish you a good day.

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