Getaway Spots in Saudi Arabia

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 30 June 2021 Last update: Sunday، 08 August 2021
Getaway Spots in Saudi Arabia
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Everyone needs a getaway every once in a while, to combat the effect of stress and come out recharged and fresh. If you live in Saudi Arabia or planning on visiting Saudi Arabia, this is the perfect list of getaways spots for you.

Umluj

The Maldives of Saudi Arabia - Saudi Gazette

It is located in Tabuk and if you love the beach then this is for you! It is often referred to as the Maldives of Saudi Arabia Umluj is a coastal region home to more than 100 islands. Whether you want to go on an adventure snorkeling to see the coral reef around the island of Jabal Hassan or relax at the picturesque palm-covered beaches of Ras Al Shaaban, Umluj has something for everyone.

Al Tayebat International City

Getaway Spots in Saudi Arabia

It is located in Makkah and if you love history then this is for you. Al Tayebat International City is regarded as a must-visit for anyone visiting the city of Jeddah. Often called a city because of its size, this sprawling museum houses 300 rooms in 12 different buildings which were built using traditional Hijazi architecture. 

The museum houses ancient Islamic Manuscripts, old coins, and a variety of items that are of great significance for Middle Eastern countries.

Farasan Island

Saudi Farasan Islands Close to Being Registered in UNESCO's MAB | Asharq  AL-awsat

It is located in Jizan and recommended for those who love to explore. Just off the coast of Jizan lies a hidden gem known as the Farasan Islands. An archipelago consisting of 83 coral reef islands. These islands are untouched, pristine, and home to beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, and plenty of wildlife.

Explore the untouched local coral reefs and even get up close and personal with a variety of marine life including dugongs, manta rays, and dolphins.

Asir National Park

Asir National Park | Oasis Travel

If you love nature then this is for you as it is one of the first national parks in Saudi Arabia, Asir National Park, is a huge and mostly untouched abode of wilderness. Stretching from the Red Sea coast to the eastern desert, this area is famous for its juniper trees, fog-covered mountains ranges, the endangered Arabian Leopard, and the Hamadryas Baboons.

If you are a nature lover who adores animals then Asir National Park is the perfect long weekend destination. 

Edge of the World

Edge of the world, Saudi Arabia

If you love hiking and being active then you need to head there as it is located in Riyadh. It is an awe-inspiring geological formation located in the rocky desert northwest of Riyadh. The stunning view of the horizon from on top of this natural structure is breathtaking.

There are several rocky hiking trails along the Edge of the World that attract tourists from around the world. Each trail provides you with an amazing view of the rocky outcrop. Truly making you feel like you’re at the edge of the world. 

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