The kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a land of ancient charm, and beauty. For any tourist, this land is one of the unexplored places in the world. It is not often thought of a tourist destination but for those who are fond of traveling and visiting new places; this home of the Prophet has everything to offer you. Whether it is culture and civilization, shopping or the diversity in nature that you are looking for, you need to visit this gorgeous and colourful kingdom and feast your senses to enjoy the hospitality and generosity of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
A land of spectacular man-made structures and spectacular natural scenery let us look at the top places that every tourist needs to visit.
SKY CENTRE TOWER IN RIYADH
The most important point of attraction is Saudi Arabia is the luxurious Kingdom Centre. It is the second tallest skyscraper in the kingdom and is home to offices, apartments, and a shopping mall. This stunning piece of architecture is 65 stories high.
Ideally located on the top floor is the 65m long Sky Bridge. It is 918m above sea level and due to its strategic position provides a stunning view of the city.
MAKKAH GATE IN JEDDAH
The second biggest city in Saudi Arabia, this Bride of the Sea has a lot to offer tourists. Jeddah tourism is incomplete if you miss the city’s most iconic site, the Makkah Gate. It is a huge gate across the road to Makkah and is topped with a giant model of the Holy Quran. It is a prominent landmark for both the cities of Makkah and Jeddah and it is definitely a mesmerizing place. All Muslims going to Makkah for Hajj pass through this spectacular man-made marvel.
It is, however, illegal to stop and admire the gateway on the road as it over a motorway. Make sure that you make the most of your drive through, though.
THE EMPTY QUARTER
Also known as the Rub’ al-Khali desert, which translates to “Quarter of Emptiness”, the Empty Quarter is the largest sand sea on earth. It stretches over four countries and covers most of the Arabian Peninsula. It is one of the untouched places on our planet, its beauty, and the sheer vastness of the beauty of just sand, sand and more sand will mesmerize those who visit it. Daytime temperatures rise to 60degrees whilst night temperatures drop below zero.
Tourists who visit this world of extremes say that it feels like they are on another planet.
KING FAHAD’S FOUNTAIN – JEDDAH
Jeddah tourism boasts of the tallest fountain of its type in the world. Also known as Jeddah Fountain, it dominates the city’s skyline. Built in the 1980s, this fountain holds a place of pride in the Guinness Book of World Records for the tallest fountain. The water reached to over 1000ft high at a speed of 233miles per hour. It is visible throughout the entire city.
500 spotlights illuminate it at night, making it an impressive sight to see off the Jeddah coast. With the sky glowing orange in the evening, it makes a stunning picture in the skyline.
THE BEST SHOPPING MALL IN SAUDI ARABIA - RED SEA MALL
The Red Sea Mall is the biggest and Best Shopping Mall of Saudi Arabia. It is a shopping mall located in the northern suburb of Jeddah. Located on the west side of King Abdul-Aziz Road, it overlooks the Red Sea. Covering an area of 242, 000 square metres, it houses numerous branded shops over three floors, eateries, the five star El-Alaf Hotel, and high-end offices. Over 13 million visitors visit it every year.
When it first opened, apart from being the largest glass covered area, it had the biggest indoor water fountain in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia has a history to rouse your imagination, scenic views that will calm your soul, deserts that will give you a feeling of tranquility and serenity and delicious food that will make your holiday filled with fun and pleasure, the taste tingling on your tongue long after the holiday is over. Start your journey to Saudi Arabia to today to witness these marvels.