From the ancient treasures of Al Ula to the skyscrapers of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is a destination that celebrates modernity and antiquity living in harmony. Undiscovered by many, it offers spectacular outdoor adventures. A vast country of the Middle East, one can find natural wonders like expansive desert, hidden wadis and the green terraces of the Fifa Mountains. Perfectly situated, luxury holidays to Saudi Arabia are wonderfully combinable with destinations like Israel, Oman and Jordan.
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POCKET GUIDE TO SAUDI ARABIA
The capital, and birthplace of modern Saudi Arabia, Riyadh (meaning garden) is a captivating blend of old-world, medieval charm and 21st–century vision. Its compelling, centuries-old history is embedded within its colourful, atmospheric souks and forts, palaces and museums. Whilst being steeped in history, it is also a modern metropolis with glittering high-rises and is home to grandiose skyscrapers like Center Point, the architectural feat that is the twisted Majdoul Tower as well as over 4,000 mosques.
Home to Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site – Hegra – the ancient city of Al Ula, which was once at the crossroads of The Silk Road and The Incense Route, is a land rich in historical, geographical and geological significance and has only recently been rediscovered by the world. By day, tour heritage sites including the staggering Elephant Rock, Jabal Ikmah, Jabal Al Banat and explore the ancient city of Dadan. By night, unwind and relax with stargazing.
The commercial capital of Saudi Arabia, and the traditional gateway to Mecca, Jeddah is the second largest city in the country and a buzzing cosmopolitan hub. Al Balad, the historical quarter and a UNESCO heritage site at the heart of the city, is still intact and has undergone a Renaissance in recent years. And of course, the Red Sea is still fundamental to it all – for trade, for fishing for its famous seafood and for diving among verdant reefs.
OROKO Top Tip
Your luxury holiday to Saudi Arabia wouldn’t be complete without a privately guided tour of Riyadh, Ushaiger Heritage Village and Ad Diriyah. Start your tour with a visit to the imposing clay and mud-brick Al Masmak Fortress, the renowned National Museum and the majestic Murabba Palace before continuing to the Grand Mosque and marvellous Souk Al Zal. Then head to Ushaiger Heritage Village, home to architectural gems of the Najd region. Conclude your tour with an exploration of Ad Diriyah.