Saudi Arabia Tourism

Saudi Arabia Tourism

Saudi Arabia is the most Islamic country in the world. Riyadh is the capital city of Saudi Arabia. The official language of the people there is Arabic. It is most famous for Hajj. Every year millions of people came to Saudi Arabia for Hajj and Umrah. It was calculated that 14.3 million people visited Saudi Arabia in the year 2012 (World Bank Record). And that year Saudi was listed as 19th most visited country across the world. And you will be amaze to know that Saudi Arabia has started issuing tourist visa in the year 2013 for the first time.

It is the biggest pilgrimage spot for Muslims in the world. Every year millions of people go to Saudi Arabia for Hajj (الحج) and Umrah (العمرة). More than 3 million people reach Mecca for Hajj and more than 2 million for Umrah during the month of Ramadan. And in the rest of the months more than 4 million people go there for Umrah. So there is a big responsibility arises for the Saudi Government to manage all these things. Providing full arrangement to these pilgrims is the responsibility of the Saudi government and they always fulfil it with complete satisfaction of all the pilgrims. And now you can find out big malls, top hotels, shopping complex, banking and housing facility in the Saudi Arabia. Mecca and Madina are the holy cities of the Saudi Arabia and world also. All the pilgrims destined there for their Hajj and Umrah and due to this both cities have world class facilities. You can find out the world’s top hotels and restaurants there. Roads are wide and clean, proper water and food supply. The best thing about Saudi is that there is no corruption at all. The rules are very strict there.

Saudi Arabia is called as the Oil well of the world. The land of Saudi Arabia is having amazing quality of producing oil in it. Around one-fifth of the world’s oil reserves are available in Saudi Arabia.

Apart from Mecca and Medina there are also some tourist spots, museums and national heritage destinations to attract tourists from all over the world. Most of the tourists visit Hijaz, Sarawat Mountains, Red Sea and ancient ruins. The capital city Jeddah is having its own beauty. Jeddah Wall and Historical Gates also attract the tourists. There are 7 gates namely Makkah Gate, Shareef Gate, Jadeed Gate, Al Bent Gate, Magharbah Gate and the Sebbah Gate. These the seven gates that encircles the city.

Museums in Saudi Arabia

  1. The National Heritage and History Museum in Riyadh
  2. Museum of Buraidah
  3. Dammam Historical Museum
  4. Dammam Public Library
  5. Dhahran Exhibition Centre
  6. Folk Village
  7. National Museum

Attraction points in Saudi Arabia

  • Madain Saleh
  • Masjid Nabawi
  • Masjid Quba
  • Masjid Qiblatain
  • Uhud Mountain
  • Masjid Al Haram
  • Jannatul Baqi
  • Kaaba
  • Jawatha Mosque
  • Jamarat Bridge
  • Jabal Al Lawz
  • Masmak Fort
  • Abraj Al Bait
  • Mecca Black Stone
  • Masjid e Taneem
  • Jabal Al-Nour
  • Mount Arafat
  • Naseef
  • National Museum of Saudi Arabia
  • King Fahd Causeway
  • Mount Arafat
  • King Fahd Causeway
  • Green Dome
  • Jabal Thawr
  • Rock Carving Site
  • Thour Mountain
  • Al Jaaranah Mosque
  • Al Nour Mountain
  • Al Kiswah Factory

List of Mosques (Masjid) in Saudi Arabia

  1. Masjid al-Haram – Mecca
  2. Quba Mosque – Medina
  3. Mosque of Atban Bin Malik – Medina
  4. Mosque of Mesbah – Medina.
  5. Mosque of Bani Haram – Medina
  6. Masla mosque – Medina
  7. Abu Bakr mosque – Medina
  8. Amr Bin Al-Khatab mosque – Medina
  9. Mosque of Ali Bin Abu-Talib – Medina
  10. Al-Sabak moqsue – Medina
  11. Al-Rayah mosque – Medina
  12. Mosque of Al-Beheer – Medina
  13. Fas’h mosque – Medina
  14. Al-Einein mosque – Medina
  15. Tobah Mosque – Medina
  16. Mosque of Bani Dhefr – Medina
  17. Mosque of Al-Fadeekh – Medina
  18. Mosque of Al-Meekat – Medina
  19. Thaniyat Al-Wada’e mosque – Medina
  20. Mosque of Meghisla – Medina
  21. Mosque of Al-Saqiya – Medina
  22. Manartain mosque – Medina
  23. Al-Mostarah mosque – Medina
  24. Mosque of Al-Bada’e – Medina
  25. Mosque of Al-Qiblatain – Medina
  26. Al-Ahzab mosque – Medina
  27. Al-Djumu’a mosque – Medina
  28. Suleyman Al-Farsi mosque – Medina
  29. Mosque of Al-Ghamama – Medina
  30. Mosque of Fatma Al-Zahra’ – Medina
  31. Mosque Muslim ibn al-Hamid – Medina
  32. Mosque and Wasil ibn Muheisen Radadi – Medina
  33. Mosque Jarbou – Medina
  34. Mosque Al-Ahmada – Medina
  35. Mosque of Muhammad Khalil Effendi – Medina
  36. Mosque of Juhani – Medina
  37. Mosque Ajlan – Medina
  38. Mosque of Mohammed Ben Bachir – Medina
  39. Mosque Albulihishi – Medina
  40. Al-Sharif mosque – Medina
  41. Bin Hafeez Mosque – Medina
  42. Bokhari Mosque – Medina
  43. Mosque of Markaz – Medina
  44. Tagouri mosque – Medina
  45. Green Mosque – Medina
  46. Al-Masjid al-Nabawi – Medina
  47. Green Dome – Medina
  48. Masjid al-Qiblatain – Medina
  49. King Saud Mosque
  50. Jawatha Mosque

List of World Heritage sites in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh Province

  • Ghat Heritage Village
  • National Museum
  • Caravan Road
  • Heni
  • Aflaj
  • Bermah Cave
  • Bjadiyah
  • Sefagah
  • Mount Baydhetain
  • Thumamah Site

Makkah Province

  • Historical Jeddah
  • Lesb Dam
  • Al-Shu’aibah Harbor
  • Me’den Village

Tabuk Province

  • Tabuk Castle
  • Howra’
  • Beda
  • Hamra Palace
  • Taima

Baha Province

  • Dhee Ayn

Aseer Province

  • Badiat Bani Amr

Eastern Province

  • Al-Dour Site

Najran Province

  • Okhdood

Al Jouf Province

  • Rajajeel
  • Al-Der’a District
  • Za’bal District (Al-Dhil’a District)
  • Domat Al-Jondal Old Market
  • Al-Aishan Palace and Its Surrounding Area
  • The Principality Old Palace in Al-Hudaithah
  • Al-Hawas Palace
  • Al-Hawas Village Spring
  • Al-Qadeer Castle
  • Kaf Palace
  • Kaf Village
  • Marid Castle
  • Muwaisen Castle
  • Nabatean Palace in Ethrah
  • The Principality Old Palace
  • Al-Waska Palace (Al-Raslaniah)
  • Al- Rahiben neighborhood
  • Al-Sa’eedi Castle
  • Domat Al-Jondal Wall
  • Sisra Well
  • Za’bal Castle