Ever heard a saying of ‘city that never sleeps’? This is the place, the place that never sleeps. The Great Mosque – Masjid Al-Haram is undoubtedly the holiest and sacred place in the world for Muslims, as many Muslims around the world come here to perform pilgrimage such as, Hajj and Umrah, as an act of worship and obedience to Allah (God)
Masjid al Nabawi is the second holiest mosque in Islam, the second largest mosque in the world after the Masjid al-Haram in Makkah. It is resting place of the Prophet Muhammad. It was built by the Prophet himself, next to the house where he settled after his migration to Madinah in 622 AD.
The imposing tower structure of Qadmat Al-Saqtah (better known as Faisal’s Finger) rises up 200 metres from a Mars-like landscape. Discover the many different aspects of the rock on a four-wheel-drive around the base, followed by a desert picnic.
Lauded for their crystal-clear waters and pristine white sands, Umluj’s beaches are Saudi Arabia’s answer to the Maldives. The sites are characterized by a varied, beautiful tropical ambience, which has made it part of the Red Sea project. It’s mountainous and sandy islands, which number more than 104 are packed with coral reefs.
Umluj can be toured by boat, and during the ride, the colourful fish beneath can be spotted. The area is also a habitat to dolphins as they emerge at the beginning of the summer season.
Saudi Arabia’s first national park is a green wilderness spanning 1,600 square kilometres from the desert in the east to the Red Sea coast with a series of hiking trails weaving through striking juniper forests.
Its verdant valleys are home to charming villages, including the ‘hanging village’ of Al Habala, which sits precariously on a ledge 400 metres down a steep cliff and is accessible only by rope.
Saudi Arabia’s largest lava field, with more than 500 active – though currently dormant – volcanoes. It’s just a short drive from Medina. So close, in fact, that when a lava flow last erupted in 1256 it came within four kilometres of the city with its eastern neighbourhoods being built over the top.