Attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Al Ula

Old Al Ula

Old Al Ula is one of the most picturesque old towns on the Arabian Peninsula. The mud-brick town of about 800 structures stands on the reputed site of the biblical city of Dedan, mentioned in Isaiah (21:13) as home …
Top Choice Castle in Tabuk

Tabuk Castle

Dating to 1559, Tabuk Castle was refurbished in 1950 and underwent full restoration in 1992. It's now a museum, with thorough signage and a room reserved for video presentations. The castle features a ground-floor m…
Top Choice Souq in Jeddah

Souq Al Alawi

This souq runs off Al Dahab St and is the most extensive in the Kingdom. The market stalls cut into the heart of the old city and buzz with the activity of traders and pilgrims. Search long enough and you will find …
Top Choice Aquarium in Jeddah

Fakieh Aquarium

This aquarium offers a wide range of fish species, including sharks, as well as turtles and other marine life. Ladies'-only night is Wednesday. The complex also features an ice-skating rink and an arcade for the chi…
Top Choice Historic Site in Tabuk

Hejaz Railway Station

This outpost of the early-20th-century Hejaz Railway is in the heart of the city, with 13 recently refurbished Hejazi-inspired buildings stretching over 80,000 sq metres. The station includes a workshop, a handicraf…
Top Choice Mountain in Al Ula

Jebel Khuraibah

The fortress and three peaks of Jebel Khuraibah once formed part of the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Lihyan. Rock-cut tombs squat at the foot of the peaks, the most impressive being the ‘Lion Tomb’ – named for …
Top Choice Museum in Jeddah

Al Tayibat City Museum for International Civilisation

This privately owned four-floor collection ranges from pre-Islamic artefacts, exquisite Islamic manuscripts, old coins and weaponry to stunning furniture, pottery and traditional Saudi dress. Replicas of home interi…
Ruins in Madain Saleh

Madain Saleh

The extraordinary Madain Saleh is home to 131 tombs, 45 of which carry inscriptions in late Aramaic script above the entrance. These inscriptions detail the tomb’s builders – many constructed by wealthy women. The e…
Historic Site in Riyadh

Masmak Fortress

It’s a scene out of the movies: a big fortress representing an empire. Surrounded by sand, this squat fortification was built around 1865 and was the site of Ibn Saud’s daring 1902 raid, during which a spear was hur…
in Najran

Najran Fort (Qasr Al-imara)

The town’s most visible monument, the Najran Fort displays all the architectural features of Najran’s traditional architecture. Construction began in 1942 and the fort’s 60 rooms were designed to form a self-sustain…