11 Major Tourist Attractions in Saudi Arabia


Ras Mohammed is a national marine park located on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula. It is one of the most interesting places in Sinai with an area of 480 kilometers. After Saudi Arabia, Egypt holds the largest portion of its banks, with famous diving areas such as Ras Mohammed, whose seabed, classified as National Park starring some of the most spectacular dives.


Also known as Madain Salih (or Saleh) is an archaeological site declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2008. It is an ancient city located in the north of what is now known as Saudi Arabia and which was formerly inhabited mainly by Nabataeans. In the area it is possible to find more than 130 graves scattered in a radius of 13 kilometers.


These beautiful towers are located at the center of the city of Mecca. It is the tallest building built in Saudi Arabia and one of the largest in the world with 595 meters high. The towers contains a five-star hotel to help accommodate the more than two million pilgrims participating in the hajj every year.

King Fahd Fountain

Among the most beautiful man-made sources of the world undoubtedly is the Fountain of King Fahd in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It is the world’s largest fountain. It has three powerful water pumps so that the produced water stream achieves a height of over 300 meters, ie exceeds the height of the Eiffel Tower. Each pump throws 625 liters of water per second and water is ejected at the incredible speed of 375 kilometers per hour.


This building, the Kingdom Centre, is the largest skyscraper in the city of Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia, Islamic country of the Arabian Peninsula. Siutada Riad is located in the center of the Arabian peninsula on a large plateau, its name means “The Gardens” and is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s largest city.


It is the most important mosque in the city of Mecca. It is considered the world’s largest mosque and the first holy place of Islam. At its center is the Kaaba, in which there is embedded the black stone that Muslims try to touch in the course of convolutions during the pilgrimage (hajj) and already worshiped before Islam, and was at the origin of pilgrimages by animist populations of the region. According to Muslim tradition, their religion would go back to Abraham and Ishmael.


One of the must-see places during a visit to the city of Jeddah is floating mosque, a beautiful floating white mosque, which at night when all the lights are on, looks like something unreal. It has some great pillars where it is constructed so that gives the impression that it was floating. Entrance is free.


Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia as well as being the country’s largest city. It is located on a large plateau, surrounded by a large desert and oasis. Among the attractions of the city have the Al Anoud Tower, pictured, which has 145 meters high and property of Princess Al Anoud and is located on the main street of Rial called King Fahd.


Mada’in Saleh was the first Saudi to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, but, paradoxically, few qwue know their existence. A monumental city carved in rock and was the second most important settlement of the Nabatean culture after Petra. A place regarded as unique in the world, which slowly opens its doors to the world tourism


The Kaaba (Arabic The Cube o As), or the House of God is a large building covered with an embroidered black cloth with gold stone toward which all Muslims pray five times a day, is the sacred place and pilgrimage most important Pillar in Islam. This old building is located in the city of Mecca, in the center of a large courtyard inside a mosque built in the eighth century, called Masjid al-Haram.


The Masmak is a fort built with clay and adobe and has four guard towers and thick walls. This fort is located in the center of the city of Riyadh, exactly in the old town. Its construction dates back to 1865 during the reign of Mohammed ibn Abdullah ibn Rashid. Within this strong castle or find a mosque and a museum whose muyos ancient weapons, costumes and agricultural tools are appreciated.

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