Overview

Now warmly welcoming travellers from around to globe to hear its story, Saudi offers an inspiring array of adventures and landscapes for all travellers – from the ancient tombs of AlUla and the soaring desert of Hail, to the cosmopolitan city of Jeddah and the modern metropolis of Riyadh. Whilst local behaviours and traditions must always be respected (as they should anywhere), Saudi’s centuries-old customs are beginning to evolve to fit the contemporary world we live in today. Women visitors do not have to wear an abaya, and unmarried couples can now share hotel rooms.

Highlights

Be amongst the first to discover the utterly unique and endlessly inspiring kingdom of Saudi Arabia, explore the stunning natural beauty or one of the many UNESCO world heritage sites

Heritage Treasures

The culture of Saudi Arabia is a rich one that has been shaped by its Islamic heritage, its historical role as an ancient trade centre, and its Bedouin traditions. Located at the heart of important ancient trade routes, the Arabian people were enriched by many different civilizations, and you can still see this fascinating heritage today. Marvel at AlUla’s striking ancient tombs and intricate rock art, stroll along the labyrinthine streets of ancient cities, or explore various UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the kingdom.

Alfresco Adventure

Home to simply spellbinding scenery – from sprawling deserts and the perfectly clear waters of the Red Sea, to dramatic volcanoes, lush green oases and skyscraper-filled cities – Saudi promises plenty to keep adventure-seekers satisfied. Desert activities include camel riding, horse riding, dune bashing and more, whilst diving, snorkelling, boating, ziplining and mountain biking can all be enjoyed across the kingdom.

When to visit

Following brisk springs and hot summers, Autumn brings gentler weather and cool breezes in both Saudi Arabia’s northern regions and the southwestern highlands. While daytime temperatures remain warm and can reach the 30s in early fall, evenings are milder and fit for outdoor strolling, especially along Jeddah’s waterfront. Take advantage of Saudi Arabia’s beautiful winter weather to explore the kingdom. The balmy days and cool nights are ideal for camping, rock climbing or exploring Saudi Arabia’s verdant highlands and bustling cities, from Riyadh to Jeddah.