Busting Myths About Traveling In Saudi - 2024 Updates!

Saudi is more commonly known for its traditional values  and culture with desert landscapes all over the country . But did you know that it also is one of the coolest destinations that offers some of the best adventure activities in the world?

Read along to learn some wonderful facts about the breathtaking Saudi! This article will help you explore the varied terrains of the country along with helping you indulge into activities that will satisfy the travel junkie within you. So, let’s bust some myths about traveling to Saudi.

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Myth: Women Can’t Travel Alone | FALSE

Like many other countries around the world, women are able to safely travel to and around Saudi, either solo or with friends. If you are a solo traveler looking to go Dune Bashing, Scuba Diving or indulge in some of the most luxurious experiences

check yourself in one of the boutique hotels of breathtaking Saudi and pamper yourself with the best leisure activities. There are many adventures waiting for you!


Myth: Unmarried Couples Can’t Book a Hotel Together | FALSE

Saudi welcomes tourists and is known for its unparalleled hospitality. If you are an unmarried couple traveling to Saudi, there is no need to fret about accommodation. Anyone can book a hotel, including tourist couples who haven’t tied the knot.

Unmarried tourist couples can easily rent a hotel room together and plan a trip to explore the mystique of breathtaking Saudi!


Myth: Saudi Is Not Tourist Friendly | FALSE

This country is as safe for tourists as most countries on the earth. The locals are friendly and warm towards foreigners. They are welcoming to foreign travelers, eager to introduce them to local treasures in terms of their stories and culture

However, it will help you to be mindful of their rules and customs. This applies to any new country you visit. As they say, do in Rome, what Romans do!


Myth: Saudi Only Offers Meat | FALSE

The local cuisine of Saudi includes extensive use of dried fruits, dates, nuts, wheat,barley, rice and meat. Some of the popular dishes that you must try while you stay here are Kabsa, Jareesh, Meat Stew, Mugalgal lamb, and Tamees. However, there are many vegetarian restaurants that accommodate your dietary needs.

Saudi offers the most ecstatic vegetarian and even vegan dishes. For example, you can visit the famous Saravanaa Bhawan in Riyadh to get your hands on some vegetarian delicacies. You can also try some amazing vegetarian Italian recipes at Piatto in Riyadh and this is just the icing of the cake

There are many vegetarian restaurants in Saudi! If you have a sweet tooth, then you should definitely get some Kleeja and Ma’amoul packed for your travels, as these are some of the best cookies you will ever try!


Myth: There’s Only Desert Safari In Saudi | FALSE

With its diverse terrain, Saudi offers numerous opportunities for adventure on its land. Try your hands at (not just) desert, (but also) water, and hiking adventures in Saudi! Other than exploring the already popular activities dune bashing (off-roading in a 4x4 through the sand dunes), camel riding (ride a camel at Thumamah National Park), and camping (camp in the sand dunes, beneath the starry sky), you can also go scuba diving in Dammam, cruising in Jeddah and even check out the hot air balloon rides in AlUla

Head to the Al Ahsa Oasis, one of the greenest areas in Saudi, or hike at Jabal Abyad (the white mountain). Since the Peninsula is surrounded by water- the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea, and the Arabian Gulf, it is a paradise for water adventure. Try scuba diving and snorkeling in the Red Sea that houses an extensive marine ecosystem!

Destinations To Explore In Saudi



Nestled in the northwestern region of Saudi, AlUla is popular for its golden rock formations, citrus farms, and remains of the ancient kingdom. Hegra is the most famous ruin that contains 2000-years old Nabatean tombs.

You must never miss out on the traditional heritage of a country when you visit, so make sure you travel back in time with the geographical wonders of Saudi!


Yanbu Island in Red Sea

Visit Yanbu Island and indulge in some of the best leisure activities like eating Red Sea-caught fish with the locals, discovering the glowing lanes of Souq Al Lail (night market), and sitting by the scenic lakes of Yanbu Island!



Visit the 99-story tall Kingdom Center tower in Riyadh that includes luxury shopping, offices, the Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh, and several famous restaurants . Make sure you also get clicked next to the King Abdullah park fountain, a dancing fountain that changes colors!


King Abdullah Economic City

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KAEC, is a modern metropolis city, located 100 kilometers north of Jeddah along the coast of the Red Sea. It’s a booming tourist destination with a lot to offer for anyone who visits. From seaside golfing, to exciting water sports at Yam beach, there is no dearth of activities to indulge for all age groups!


Land Of The Future

It is part of the region of Tabuk and has natural wonders in abundance. There are ambitious plans to develop this site into a major futuristic project called ‘NEOM’! This upcoming bustling city will be a hub for all travelers and we can’t wait for you to join the club!

The majestic land of Saudi is home to beautiful oases and spectacular mountaintops, endless sand dunes, flowing rivers, and adventures of the Red Sea, that make it a vibrant destination for tourism. Explore the rich culture and heritage of this land with its popular tourist attractions, without falling for the rumors of the yore! Share this article with your friends and spread the word about the awesomeness, that is Saudi!

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