Hold onto your sunhats, you’re in for an Arabian adventure like no other with a holiday in Saudi Arabia! Up and coming on the holiday scene, this destination is dripping with all the goods, think coral seas, lush oases, ancient cities, and a healthy dash of desert adventure. Looking for the best part? – It’s got clear skies and year-round sunshine.
Naturally, as the largest country in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia is in the big league when it comes to well, just about EVERYTHING and holidays are no exception. Let’s start with the lay of the land. Not only can you discover three whole seasons worth of desert adventure like dune bashing and sand surfing, but there are mountainous landscapes teeming with old ruins and simply breath-taking views (checkout the hiking highland region of Asir and thank us later). Sun soakin’ is a serious game here with over 2,000 kilometre stretches of soft golden sands and tranquil blue waters. So, whether you’re looking to fly and flop or dip your toes in the water sport world, it’s pretty safe to say there is enough playground for the masses. Located directly opposite Egypt, you can be sure that holidays in Saudi Arabia mirror all your typical holiday highlights, only on a waaay bigger scale. Sharing the Red Sea on its west, the diving here is unreal. Much of the rich coastline is untouched and bursting with lush nature and marine habitats, making it a magnet for snorkellers and scuba divers looking for new turf to unveil. Over on the east is the Arabian Gulf and there’s simply no better way to conquer it than having a drink in one hand and camera in the other for luxury cruise or boat ride! Holidays in Saudi Arabia are all about balance. Yes, you’ll find glamour and modern extravagance beyond your imagination with swanky hotels and top-notch restaurants (serving up delicious delicacies and rich Arabian coffee AKA qahwa), but you don’t have to look very far to seek out the old-word treasures and traditions. Follow the scent of warm spices and you’ll find yourself in the centre of souks like Souq Al Qaisariya where you’ll find custom and culture within the goods on offer – well worth bargaining for! While magnificent holy sites stand tall in the calm cities of Makkah and Medina, cities Riyadh and Jeddah are alive with an electric energy of modern urban districts and a multi-cultural crowd, So, in a kingdom where gleaming skyscrapers glitter over clear waters, thriving cities, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and a melting pot of adventure, there’ll never be a dull moment on your shiny new middle eastern getaway to Saudi Arabia!