Our most recommended things to do in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah Airport (JED): Premium Lounge Access

1. Jeddah Airport (JED): Premium Lounge Access

Enjoy your time at the airport in the Plaza Premium Lounge at Jeddah's King Abdul Aziz International Airport (JED). Treat yourself to delicious international cuisine including authentic Arabic and Asian dishes, and stay refreshed with coffee and tea. Take a load off in the spacious luxury lounge, located on the Departure Level (Within Airport Restricted Area). Ahead of your flight, the area offers comfortable seating, a tranquil atmosphere, and a delectable array of Arabic, Asian, and a live cooking station where chefs prepare their desired pasta upon request for an interactive airport dining experience. Sip on brewed tea and coffee, and soft drinks. Connect to the free WiFi and enjoy dedicated smoking rooms.

AlUla: Hegra, Dadan, and Ikmah Highlights Tour

2. AlUla: Hegra, Dadan, and Ikmah Highlights Tour

Start your tour by visiting the Hegra, also known as Madain Saleh, or Al-Ḥijr is an archaeological site located in the area of AlUla within the Al Madinah Region in the Hejaz, Saudi Arabia. A majority of the remains date from the Nabatean kingdom. The site constitutes the kingdom’s southernmost and largest settlement after Petra, it's capital. The Archaeological Site of Al-Hijr (Madain Saleh) is the first World Heritage property to be inscribed in Saudi Arabia. Formerly known as Hegra it is the largest conserved site of the civilization of the Nabataeans south of Petra in Jordan. Then enjoy Elephant Rock, This spectacular rock formation resembles an elephant with its trunk touching the ground, is one of AlUla’s geomorphological wonders and became one of AlUla's iconic landmarks. Then visit Jabal Ikmah, An open-air library across AlUla’s Valley, lie thousands of inscriptions in Aramaic, Dadanitic, Thamudic, Minaic and Nabataean, features one of the oldest inscriptions of the Islamic era dating back to 24AH (644 CE). Thousands of pre-Arabic inscriptions across numerous sites make AlUla an important location for studying the Arabic language. A mountain north of the AlUla Valley, AlAqra’a, features more than 450 early Arabic inscriptions. Naqsh Zuhayr, to the east, features one of the oldest inscriptions of the Islamic era — dating back to 24AH (644 CE). But no such site is more significant than Jabal Ikmah, home to the highest concentration of and most varied inscriptions in AlUla. In a beautiful desert landscape warmed by the sun, the largest “open library” in Saudi Arabia sits tucked away in a remote canyon valley. Dadan was a caravan way station for many peoples, and one of the clues that AlUla was truly a crossroads of civilisations is Jabal Ikmah, which was visited by those wishing to leave their inscriptions and offerings en route through AlUla. Records kept here — in the form of hundreds of inscriptions and carvings lining the cliff faces and rocks — ensured that Jabal Ikmah would be remembered throughout the ages. A visit to this magnificent site, with its inscriptions, thought to date as far back as the 1st millennium BCE, is a glimpse into the past. Note: sightseeing tours on Herga and Dadan & ikmah will be shared with a local tour guide and a small local group.

Madinah Holy Places / Ziyarat (Half Day Tour Private)

3. Madinah Holy Places / Ziyarat (Half Day Tour Private)

Madinah Munawwarah or Medina al-Munawwarah (المدينة المنورة ) is the second most holy city for Muslims because there is Masjid-e- Nabawi where Muhammad's tomb is located. Medina is 210 miles (340 km) north of Mecca and about 120 miles (190 km) from the Red Sea coast. After picking your from your location, our tour will start from Masjid-e-Quba, the first mosque built by Muslims, then Masjid-e-Qiblateen where Muhammad (PBUH) received the command to change the Qiblah. Masjid-e- Juma where Muhammad (PBUH) prayer first Juma. 7-Mosques is a complex of six small historic mosques, Shuhada Uhud and Hazarat Salman Farsi Garden (Dates) are also included in our visits. - Air-Conditioned Vehicles - Reliable and Affordable Private Visit - All our Drivers are expert Knowledge of Madinah Holy Places / Ziyarat - Ride flexibility

Mecca: Private Holy Places of Mecca Ziyarat Trip

4. Mecca: Private Holy Places of Mecca Ziyarat Trip

Spend time exploring the holy places in the Hejazi region of Saudi Arabia on a trip around Mecca with private roundtrip transportation. Discover significant sites in the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad. Visit the Kaaba, one of Islam's holiest sites. Mecca is regarded as the holiest city in Islam thanks to being home to Kaaba, one of the holiest places of Islam, and the direction of Muslim prayer. In this 3 hours tour we will cover all the Holy places of Makkah as Masji-e-Nimra , Mina , Muzdalfa , arfaat , Jamarat , Jabl-e-Rahmat, Masjid-e- Jinn, Masjid-e- Shajar, Masjid-e-Qamar, Jannat-al-Moulla, Jabl-e-Noor (ghar-e-hira), Jabl-e-Sour (ghar-e-sour) and Canal Sakeena. - Air-Conditioned Vehicles - Reliable and Affordable Private Visit - All our Drivers are expert Knowledge of Makkah Holy Places / Ziyarat - Ride flexibility

Al Madinah: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

5. Al Madinah: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Explore Al Madinah with this 24-hour hop-on hop-off tour ticket. Your tour will includes 2 routes with 12 stops in total, allowing tourists to discover the city’s biggest and best attractions. Hop-on to the Green Route at the Almasged Alnabwi where immediately and enjoy some of the city’s best architecture as you admire the stunning architecture of the Prophet's Mosque from the top of an iconic tour bus. Head to Al Baquee Cemetery which is a significant cemetery in Al Madinah as the Islamic Prophet Muhammed has many relatives and companions buried here. Another worthy attraction to visit along the route will be Quran Museum which displays many exhibits exploring Islamic history. Continue the adventure and hop-on at the Red Route, where tourists can explore more historic locations including the Uhod Battlefield and the Trench Battlefield – both well-known for hosting two of the Muslim Army’s largest wars. If you’d like to escape the history of Al Madinah for a while, then hop-off at the Al-Noor Mall and enjoy a spot of shopping before you hop back on and continue exploring. As you travel to the different sights in Al Madinah, enjoy recorded audio commentary available in 16 languages. Find below a list of the tour stops along the route:  Green Route: 1. Al Masjid an Nabawi 2. Al Baqi’ 3. Al Manakha Square 4. Al Salam Gate Red Route: 5. Uhud Battlefield 6. Al Noor Mall 7. Abu Bakr Al Saddiq Road 8. Al Qiblatain Mosque 9. The Trench Battlefield 10. Quba Mosque 11. Hejaz Railway Museum 12. Quba Square

From AlUla: Hegra Guided Tour

6. From AlUla: Hegra Guided Tour

Visit Hegra, Saudi Arabia’s first Unesco World Heritage Site, and the largest preserved site of the Nabataean civilization south of Petra. Home to more than 110 tombs carved from giant rock formations, this ancient site is open for visitors to explore and learn about the culture, traditions, and history of its people.

Riyadh: Edge of the World & Camel Trail

7. Riyadh: Edge of the World & Camel Trail

From the moment your tour starts, your tour leader will give you full attention. Once in the car, your tour leader will talk to you about all the things on the way as well as other aspects of your tour that will interest you. Before Driving to Edge of the world Riyadh, also known as Jabal Fihrayn is 120 Km from Riyadh. Standing atop the 1,000-foot high escarpment at Jabal Fihrayn, you find stretching before you an uninterrupted view of the horizon in all directions, leaving you with the impression that you are, indeed, standing at the very edge of the world. The effect on one’s body and mind and soul is exhilarating. These cliffs rise dramatically from the desert, stretching toward the sky like a great natural wall. When you stand atop them and look toward the horizon, you have a prime view of the sky as it seems to melt into the barren earth. (Optional) your tour leader can recommend for you lovely restaurant to have your Lunch. The Edge of the World Saudi Arabia (Jebel Fihrayn) is an unexpected and dramatic geological wonder in the rocky desert northwest of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The site earned its nickname because from atop the escarpment, you have an uninterrupted view of the horizon. It’s part of the much longer Tuwaiq Escarpment, and drops down 1,000 feet into an ancient ocean bed. While standing on the cliffs, you’ll spot dried rivers weaving across the land, and see camels moving far below. These camels and their herders are following a well-trodden path, as an ancient caravan route once passed within its shadow. In the end, You can enjoy walking on old camel tracks which are always very fascinating. Travel in comfort back to your hotel, Riyadh has so much to see, feel, eat and buy so if you have time and want to add more to your itinerary – just let us know what you are interested in and we will arrange it for you.

Riyadh: Full-Day Guided Bus Tour with Hotel Pickup and Lunch

8. Riyadh: Full-Day Guided Bus Tour with Hotel Pickup and Lunch

We start our tour of Riyadh by visiting the primary custodian of the Saudi national heritage and culture, the National Museum. Today it is a place of learning and discovery that hosts a unique collection of artifacts and covers the whole history of the Arabian Peninsula up to the modern era. After this, we continue to the nearby Murrabba Palace which used to be the royal residence where King Abdulaziz hosted his court. The palace was named after it's square 40 by 40 meters shape and is now one of the city’s major museums. Adjacent to the palace, a modern building hosts a collection of King Abdulaziz’s personal items that we will briefly tour. These places are at the heart of the birth of the Saudi nation. Lunch in the city. In the afternoon we delve further into old Riyadh by going to the downtown area, visiting the old “Souq” the Dirah Souq famous for buying antique carpets and other useful Saudi heritage antiques, while walking we will always smell sandalwood fragrance and the scents or orient. The Souq is known for men’s clothing and one of the entertainments is to watch the auction which takes place every Friday. Then we will visit the Masmak Fort which is just walking distance from the Old Souq and whose importance is linked to the creation of the 3rd Saudi Kingdom, the modern one we live in. The fortified palace was built during the reign of Abdullah bin Rashid in the year 1895 A.D. to serve as a military garrison for the Abdullah bin Rashid army. His Majesty King Abdulaziz, the father of today’s nation, captured the fort in 1902, marking the beginning of the reconquest of Arabia by the House of Saud. From there we will head to the famous Kingdom Tower and its Sky Bridge to see Riyadh from a panoramic viewpoint nearly 300 meters above the city.

Jeddah port: Historical Tour of Old Town by Car

9. Jeddah port: Historical Tour of Old Town by Car

Your Saudi Arabia Tours guide will be waiting inside the Jeddah Port for you. They will be holding a sign showing your name. You do not need to look for them – they will be waiting for you and will find you. From the moment your tour starts, your tour leader will give you full attention. Once in the car, your tour leader will talk to you about all the things on the way as well as other aspects of your tour that will interest you. Start your tour to visit Jeddah’s historical downtown area (Al-Balad) which is the historical area well known as the “Old Town”, where many of the oldest families used to live and work. It boasts of old buildings, a traditional souk and many restaurants, where visitors get to walk amid the old streets and experience the traditional landscape of the old town. When you are in historical Jeddah we will take you back to the old era of Saudi Arabia, all your senses will be in action. You will hear and learn amazing stories about Jeddah and ride and walk through secret doors, Enjoy a wonderful walking Al-Balad. This history tour of Old Town will take you along all the less known must-see local spots: Beit Nassif, Makkah gate for a photo stop, Historical Jeddah north gate stop for a photo, other historical houses provide a rare opportunity for you to experience the blend of traditional architecture with modernity Old Market hidden gems, Old Jeddah hidden galleries and Local Jeddah food shops only for locals no tourists know about it. Then you will visit Al Shafi Mosque, The oldest mosque in Jeddah. Then you will visit only from outside Al Tayebat International City Museum, It’s a maze of different rooms covering Saudi history, architecture, interior decoration, Islamic art from Saudi and other Islamic countries. The museum itself is a great place for photos. Its four-floor collection has displays ranging from pre-Islamic artifacts, exquisite Islamic manuscripts, old coins and weaponry to stunning furniture, pottery and traditional Saudi dress. Replicas of home interiors from every region are also featured. Exhibits are accompanied by excellent information panels, as well as dioramas of the Kingdom’s provinces. End the tour by enjoying a ride along The New Jeddah Corniche is the 30 km coastal resort area of the city of Jeddah. Located along the Red Sea, the corniche features the coastal road, recreation areas, pavilions and large-scale civic sculptures for all to enjoy and take pictures.

Riyadh: Historical City Full-Day Guided Tour with Transport

10. Riyadh: Historical City Full-Day Guided Tour with Transport

From the moment your tour starts, your tour leader will give you full attention. Once in the car, your tour leader will talk to you about all the things on the way as well as other aspects of your tour that will interest you. Start your tour visiting the National Museum of Saudi Arabia which has been established in 1419 as a significant part of the king Abdulaziz historical center in Riyadh. Very impressive and important museum about the entire Saudi history, Saudi royal family, the kingdom formation, and everything regarding the political context. you will be led to numerous antiques, manuscripts, and documents that are all chronologically organized. It includes eight main halls: Hall of Man and the Universe, Arab Kingdoms, Pre-Islamic Era, Prophet’s Mission, First Saudi State, Unification of the Kingdom Hall & Hall of Hajj and Two Holy Mosques. The museum includes interesting examples of Arabian and Islamic art as well as architecture. The masterpieces include Prehistoric Elephant Skeleton, huge meteor found in the Empty Quarter in Saudi Arabia desert, Rock Grafitti from Hejaz region backdate to pre Islamic era, Copy of rosetta stone, an example of Madaian Salah Rock-cut tombs. Then enjoy the National museum park walks through the outdoor gardens one of the best gardens you will visit in Saudi Arabia. King Abdulaziz’s historical park is an open area that you can enjoy with your family. Then proceed to the Hall of King Abdulaziz where there is a showroom of old cars that were used by the king. Then we will move to the next visit to Murraba palace is among the most important palace built by King Abdulaziz. This Palace was to accommodate his family. It was built on the local traditional Najid style by using local building material only. enjoy amazing photos here inside Murraba palace. Then you will visit the Dira Souq traditional Saudi market which is famous for its variety of old copper and brass objects including silver daggers, silver Beduin’s Jewelry and dresses. While entering from main access, one always smells sandalwood fragrance. Dira Souq is worth buying antique carpets and other useful Saudi heritage antiques. Then visit the Al Masmak, Enjoy and step back in time and explore Saudi Arabia’s roots. Fascinating exhibitions on display show maps and photographs of Saudi Arabia, alongside a range of historical artifacts, artworks and audiovisual attractions. A short documentary also re-enacts the capture of the fortress by King Abdul Aziz, whose spearhead you can still see embedded in its wooden gate. At the end photo stop at Al–Rajhi Mosque is one of the most famous and largest mosques in the city of Riyadh. Travel in comfort back to your hotel, Riyadh has so much to see, feel, eat and buy so if you have time and want to add more to your itinerary – just let us know what you are interested in and we will arrange it for you.

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I booked my tour online via GetYourGuide, the day before the trip. Shortly after, Rokaia from Saudi tours, WhatsApp me regarding the logistics and provided my guide’s contact information. Rokaia contacted me after the tour to check on the overall experience. My tour guide, Ahmed, was very prompt in his follow-up before the tour. He called a day before to confirm the details and was punctual for the pick up. During the tour, he was attentive, informative and helpful. Thank you Ahmed for making the tour an enjoyable and unforgettable experience! Overall, I will recommend Rokaia from Saudi Tour and definitely Ahmed as your tour guide! Well done!

Saudi Arabia Tours is a highly professional company! Our tour guide - Brother Ahmed was very professional and caring, he knew the Edge Of The World route very well and brought snacks and refreshments for us along the way. He picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel in a timely manner. All terms and conditions of the tour were rendered. Highly recommend this tour group, and will use them again! A+++++

I thoroughly enjoyed everything and Saad was an excellent tour guide: very friendly, knowledgeable and he ensured that the time available was put to the best use. It has given me some fantastic memories and I would thoroughly recommend Saudia Arabia Tours to anyone looking to explore this part of the world. A big thank you for your organisation of this trip!

Went with a friend and tour guide to Abha. It was a wonderful experience. The driver was waiting in the front hotel and gave us complete information about this magical place. Miss Fatima was our contact during the whole trip. Hopefully, we will have time to repeat our visit in the winter.

Great way to get to know the city. Easily accessible.