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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia,

The Middle East

When you visit Saudi Arabia, you will feel that ancient times blend with modernisation, while vast sandy deserts roll into ultra-modern cities. Known as the birthplace of Islam and home to the sacred city of Mecca, you’ll find a country rich in heritage, ancient archaeological sites, juxtaposed with some of the world’s most modern architecture.

Book your travel package to Saudi Arabia with Qatar Airways Holidays and discover the cultural wealth of this fascinating country through its sandy plains, Red Sea coastline, and diverse cities.

Saudi Arabia Experiences

  • Saudi Arabia is one of the wealthiest nations in the world in terms of economy, culture, architecture and religion. Famously known as the birthplace of Islam, Saudi Arabia is a spiritual destination for millions of people from around the globe.
  • The capital Riyadh boasts unique glass and steel-clad skyscrapers that soar above the ancient Old Riyadh and the Masmak Fortress, and you can visit the surrounding area of the ruins of Al-Dir'iyyah, the ancestral home of the Saudi royal family. To find out more about the cultural heritage of the country, pay a visit to Riyadh’s National Museum, admire artwork at one of the modern galleries, or take a trip to the Skybridge on the 99th Floor of the Kingdom Tower at night, and soak up the glittering views.
  • Golf courses are plentiful in Riyadh, and footballs games are played at King Fahad Stadium. If you want to head out of the city, head to the Thumama dunes to drive 4x4s up steep sandy mounts. You can scuba dive in the Red Sea, take guided tours through the vast sandy desert, or visit archaeological sites at Mada'in Saleh.
  • Jeddah is a cosmopolitan metropolis boasting luxury hotels, shopping malls, busy souks selling crafts, spices, and clothing, and Saudi’s tallest building, the Jeddah Tower. Visit Old Jeddah’s preserved coral houses, or wander down the maze of narrow alleyways, or take a stroll along the waterfront Corniche.
  • Medina is the second holiest city in Saudi Arabia after Mecca, and it features beautiful architecture including the magnificent green-domed Al-Masjid an-Nabawi mosque. Mecca can only be visited by Muslims, and every year thousands flock to the city for the Hajj pilgrimage.