Citizens of 49 countries of the world can visit most of the tourist facilities in Saudi Arabia. But women should wear modest clothes even if they can move around alone. Besides, people of other religions cannot go to Makkah and Madinah.
Al Wahaba Volcano’s crater is located 250 km from the city of Taif in Saudi Arabia. This place is very popular among tourists. The crater of Al Wahaba volcano is 820 feet deep. It takes 2 to 3 hours to go down and back again.
Medina Saleh is the city of the ancient inhabitants of Arabia. Old buildings and tombs can still be seen. In 2008, these structures were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The arch is located in Jeddah on the way to historic Jeddah and Mecca. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here are the trade routes used for the Indian Ocean. Besides, this gate was built for the pilgrims who came to Saudi by sea and want to go to Mecca.
Masmak Fort in Riyadh was built in 1835. In 1902, the exiled Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman bin Faisal Al Saud returned to Riyadh and seized it. By building a fort here, he started conquering different regions and established the Saudi monarchy.
King Fahad Fountain is considered to be the tallest fountain in the world. It is capable of throwing water at a height of 853 feet. More than 500 spotlights are organized here at night.
Umluj- Maldives, Saudi Arabia The sandy Umluj beach is called the Maldives of Saudi Arabia. High mountains and extinct volcanoes can be seen from here.
Neolithic artefacts where various writings and artefacts are seen on the stone. According to UNESCO, there was once a lake here. And so different animals and people used to gather in need of water.
Dumat-ul-Jandal is another ancient site in Saudi Arabia. It is located in Al Jawf province. The environment here is now very rough and lifeless. But its history suggests otherwise. At one time this entire area was inhabited. Fertile soil, fresh water were all here. But over time this environment changed. The abandoned palaces here show the impression of the civilization of that time. Here you will find a very old mosque called Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque. It was built between 600-800 AD. The mosque was situated along a major road. Businessmen and tourists from different countries used to travel through that road. Tourists from different countries could pray here due to being on the side of the road.
Grave of Hazrat Hawa (as): There are several ancient cemeteries in Al Balad area of Jeddah city. Among them is written next to a special grave in an ancient cemetery ‘Our Mother Hawa’. There is a grave inside it and it is believed to be the grave of our first mother Hazrat Hawa (as). Once this grave was 120 meters long, 3 meters wide and 6 meters high. From this, the evidence of the size of the physical shape of the people of that era is found. Neglected and careless, the grave is lost in the abyss of time.
Al Tayyabat International City is located in Jeddah, one of the most famous cities in Saudi Arabia. It is a large museum. Here you will find many traces of the ancient traditions of Saudi Arabia preserved. This place is also very attractive for foreign tourists. The Arabian style architecture here is truly a sight to behold. This city was once the residence of King Sheikh Abdul Rauf Khalil of Saudi Arabia. He was a very rich businessman. After his death, his palace was taken over by the government and turned into a museum. This huge residence had about 300 rooms and 12 separate palaces. There are many artefacts including paintings, old documents, furniture and more.
Kingdom Center is one of the tallest buildings in Saudi Arabia. There are taller buildings in Saudi Arabia, but still the importance of the Kingdom Center is more than the others. The main reason for this is its extraordinary architectural style. There is no other such beautiful building in Saudi Arabia. This amazing building with 99 floors and 992 feet height is becoming a symbol of commercial Saudi Arabia. Along with state-of-the-art shopping malls, it has the famous Four Seasons Hotel and modern apartment complexes and shopping malls. Both inside and outside, this tower is a wonderful example of aesthetics. Kingdom Center Shopping Mall is one of the largest, most modern and aesthetically pleasing shopping malls in the country.
One of the highlights of Saudi Arabia is its huge and magnificent shopping malls. The weather in Saudi Arabia is very harsh. Walking around outside is not that comfortable there either. So the government of that country has created all the shopping centers with very comfortable and developed environment thinking about their citizens and foreign tourists. These shopping malls are great for shopping, sightseeing or spending time. They are usually quite large in size and have all kinds of facilities inside.
Centria Mall is one of the largest and most popular malls in the capital Riyadh. Almost all famous brand showrooms can be found here. All products from food to clothes and toiletries are available here. The food court here is very popular. You will find all the famous western fast food chains in the two-storey court. When traveling to Riyadh, Centria Mall is usually on the travel list of tourists.
Red Sea Mall is the biggest in Jeddah city. This huge mall with an area of 2 lakh 42 thousand square meters is a three-storey complex and has underground parking. The main attractions of the mall are Danube Supermarket, Sparky Game City and Virgin Megastore. When the mall opened in 2008, its indoor fountain was the largest in Saudi Arabia. Here too you will find showrooms of all kinds of international brands. In the food court you will also see fairs of all the famous food chains. Among them, you will find Apple B, McDonalds, KFC, Burger King etc.
Apart from the new glitzy shopping malls, hotels, etc., there are also numerous old and historical attractions spread all over the heart of Saudi Arabia. Such as the abandoned city of Ala Ula, the Horeb mountain range, the marble stone village of Dhiyain Aqabat Al Bahar, the bifurcated stone of Meribah, etc. It goes without saying that Saudi Arabia will give you an opportunity to savor both new and old experiences. You can’t fully understand that life can be painted in new colors even in the middle of the harsh desert, if you don’t travel to Saudi Arabia.