8 Best Adventure Activities You Just Can’t Miss Out In Saudi!
Home to the largest sand desert and majestic Red Sea, Saudi is full of adrenaline-packed experiences. The country offers a plethora of adventure options that need to be on your bucket list! Delve into some of the most riveting soul-satisfying activities. This one is for all adventure seekers out there. 

Here’s the ultimate list of 8 adventure activities to explore when in Breathtaking Saudi:

Dune Bashing

Buckle up for a 4x4 ride through the alluring sand dunes of Saudi. This popular off-road experience of Saudi combines mud and hill driving. Winter temperatures are best suited for dune bashing. Several locations around Riyadh and Jeddah provide plenty of opportunities for this awe-inspiring adventure. 

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

The pristine Red Sea offers some of the best diving sites along its coastline. With its ideal water temperatures, the Red Sea is home to schools of clownfish, rays, moray eels, hammerhead sharks and the largest fish in the ocean- the whale shark.

Some of the best diving sites in Saudi are Obhur Bay, Cable Wreck at Abu Tair, Wreck Dive at Abu Faramosh, and Jebel al Lith. 

Camping Or “Kashtah”

Winters in Saudi are popularly known as the “kashtah” or camping season. It’s a great time of the year to enjoy camping. Some of the must-visit camping destinations for adventure seekers in Saudi are -

1. Kharrarah National Park, Riyadh:
The Kharrah National Park is famed for providing a perfect camping site along the beautiful lakes, overlooking the red hued hills. Once you have settled in your tents here, you can explore the surroundings by taking on various activities like dune bashing and others. From big families to a couple outing, this location is perfect for setting the camp no matter the type of tourist.

2. Wadi al Disah, Tabuk:
Located in the middle of the mighty terrains of Wadi Al Disah, this campsite is perfect for the ones looking for a sojourn in the middle of nowhere. The raw and unfiltered nature further adds to the rustic charm of this destination.



Sit back and gaze at the beautiful vast skies of breathtaking Saudi. Watch the glittering stars and lose yourself in the dance of the starry night. Saudi’s AlUla is a popular destination for stargazing as the area has little to no light pollution.

The Falcon International Camp at Khubayb Al Reem offers an authentic Bedouin camping spot where you can enjoy stargazing with your loved ones.


The diverse terrains of Saudi offer some of the best hiking trails for the adventure junkie in you. Explore the varied trails while you hike through the rocky  mountains and the snowy peaks. Experience hiking at popular Saudi locations like Moon Valley, Jabal al Lawz, and Jabal Alsoudah. 

Wander the Al Wahbah Crater

A favorite spot of locals to wander and explore the majesty outdoors of Saudi is the Al Wahbah Crater. Located at a distance of about 250 kilometers from Taif, the crater lies on the western edge of the Harrat Kishb basalt plateau in the Hijazi region of Saudi.

Once thought to be created by an ancient meteor strike which also contains a white salt flat, exploring this giant crater is truly once in a lifetime experience for many.

Desert Safari

Saudi is home to the largest sand desert on the planet and you cannot miss a desert safari on a trip to Saudi! Experience some of the best desert safari at Red Sand Riyadh and Jeddah.


Red Sea Cruises

The Red Sea Cruises take you around the best tourist attractions of Saudi. In Saudi, you will get to board some of the grand cruise ships which will further let you spot the white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and the lush green landscape as you traverse the shining waters. 

Adventure activities in Saudi are gaining widespread popularity. This is a land of diverse terrains and consequently diversity in tourist activities is granted. Excited to experience some of these adventures? What are you waiting for, plan a trip to Breathtaking Saudi with Thrillophilia! Share this article with your friends planning to visit the country.

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