Top Reasons to Visit Saudi Arabia

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One of the main reason why Muslims visit this country is its holy cities which are Mecca and Medina. Also, in this article, we will list some of the top 6 reasons that why you should visit Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia is the biggest Middle Eastern economy on the basis of oil reserves and exports. The vision 2030 of Saudi Arabia is the best initiative to diversify its economy and tourism. One of the main reason why Muslims visit this country is its holy cities which are Mecca and Medina.

Let’s think about if you are a Muslim and want to visit Saudi Arabia. But what as a non-Muslim? Obviously, you can easily visit by excluding Mecca in your tourist list or itinerary. So, in this article, we will list some of the top 6 reasons that why you should visit Saudi Arabia. Let’s dive in!

 

  1. A Spiritual Journey for Muslims

This is the first reason that why you should visit Saudi Arabia as a Muslim. Your purpose can be Hajj or Umrah. For both reasons, you will have to travel to Saudi Arabia. Both pilgrimages is performed in Mecca. You may have an enriching experience of Saudi after visiting there for the religious purpose.

Moreover, you should know about the rules and rituals of the minor pilgrimage to Mecca for getting the better experience. For additional information, read this blog: What is Umrah?

 

  1. A Land of diverse landscapes

No doubt that Saudi is a land of diverse landscapes. You can’t just imagine its deserts, now it will provide you a mesmerising experience by showing you its surprising variety of landscapes. From majestic mountains to modern buildings and traditional houses, it will offer you a lot. You can explore:

  • Al-Ula Valley
  • Asir National Park
  • The Farasan Islands
  • Edge of the World
  • Elephant Rock
  • Red Sea Mall
  • Jeddah Waterfront

 

  1. To Have a Culinary Adventure

You may have different reasons to visit Saudi Arabia but this one can be most one. If you are a seasonal traveller and love to explore the foods of different countries, don’t miss this chance to have a culinary adventure to Saudi Arabia. This country offers a lot of foods such as fragrant Saudi coffee, Mandi, Kabsa, Falafel, and national dishes.

 

  1. To experience a different culture

Saudi culture offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself. Its traditional and welcoming culture offers many cultural activities and opportunities to tourists. You can experience the Saudi culture by having traditional Ardah dance performance, exploring bustling souqs, amidst on different displays, Arabian hospitality where you will be offered dates and coffee as a gesture of welcome.

 

  1. Thriving modern cities

You can’t imagine Saudi Arabia just about the past where only desert and desert. This is now very fast growing and developed country. When you go there you will have different feelings and vibes. Its modern cities are Riyadh (the capital), Jeddah, Dammam, etc. Here you will find many breath-taking and majestic skyscrapers. In Riyadh, you may see:

  • Kingdom Centre Tower
  • National Museum
  • Restaurants, shops, and family fun
  • Thrilling activities at Edge of the World

While in Jeddah:

  • Fakieh Aquarium (underwater world)
  • Silver Sands Beach
  • King Fahd Fountain
  • Al-Balad, UNSECO World Heritage Site

In Dammam:

  • Dolphin Village
  • Heritage Valley
  • Dammam Corniche
  • Dhahran Techno Valley

 

  1. Festivals and Events

Saudi Arabia comes up with vibrant festivals throughout the year. You can experience many traditional and modern festivals in the Saudi kingdom including Janadriyah National festival, Souq Okaz, Sharqiah Season festival, Buraidah Date festival, Riyadh season, Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, etc. Besides these, you may also experience many other festivals and events in Saudi Arabia. For example, Riyadh Season is a remarkable festival in Saudi Arabia. This entertainment and sports-related festival typically lasts from October to March in Riyadh, the capital of KSA. You can explore this festival at its apex when you visit Saudi Arabia by booking November Umrah Packages.

 

Conclusion

In conclusion, Saudi Arabia offers many things and events to its tourists. There can be many reasons why you should visit there but listed are major ones. But as a Muslim, your main reason should be the pilgrimage purpose. As when you go for the pilgrimage (Hajj or Umrah), you may have enough time to explore the whole kingdom. But it’s all depends on your stay, nationality, and visa. Remember to follow rules, local culture, and customs.

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