Saudi Arabia is transitioning from a place that once shunned outside visitors, to a country that is considerably more welcoming. Its sites are some of the largest and breathtaking of any in the Middle East.
The foremost location to visit in Saudi Arabia is Madain Saleh. Here, visitors can walk the same paths that ancient trade caravans once traversed. There are also intricately carved stone tombs, erected by the Nabataeans.
Travel to Jeddah for the most Westernized city in Saudi Arabia. Jeddah is the country’s commercial capital and boasts restaurants, shopping, and, of course, hotels. Visitors can take in the beautiful coral buildings and bustling Fish Market in Al-Balad.
While you might expect to find much in a region known as the “Empty Quarter,” you’re in for a surprise. In a land space that surpasses Texas, sand dunes the size of buildings rise in ridges for hundreds of miles.
The welcoming nature and hospitality of Saudi Arabia will pleasantly surprise any first time visitor.