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Tourism in Saudi Arabia: what you need to know

All info to organize his trip have been gathered in this article. We have targeted for you the best activities to do on site, selected hotels and accommodations of good standing, and gathered information to get there. Many maps are provided to help you find your way.

Where to stay in Saudi Arabia

You will find in Saudi Arabia a significant proportion of not perfect but rather correct hotels.

The 5-star hotels in Saudi Arabia

Looking for a good 5-star hotel in Saudi Arabia? By coming in Saudi Arabia you can find your happiness ... or not. In general, the 5-star hotel offering leaves something to be desired. We must be vigilant and carefully check customer comments. Follow the tips below to book in the best establishment.

In Saudi Arabia and in the immediate vicinity there are more than a hundred 5-star hotels. Not always easy to book at the best ones. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice.

4-star hotels in Saudi Arabia

If it is for you an imperative to have a good quality hotel during your stay in Saudi Arabia, some establishments might not be up to your expectations. To help you in your choice, here is some useful information.

You make good choice if you book at Dallah Taibah Hotel (one of the best option in Al Madinah ), at Braira Hotel-Olaya (a very good ans super nice establishment ) or at Executives Hotel / KAFD.

3-star hotels in Saudi Arabia

Good options are: Johnson Cornich Hotel - Dammam (one of the best choices in Damm), at Ewan Dar Alhejra Hotel (a rather not bad establishment) or Elegant Hotel.

Guesthouses in Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia and in the immediate surroundings there is a guesthouse, the guest house. It's a pretty okay hotel.

Questions and Answers

What is the best hotel in Saudi Arabia? The best place to stay in Saudi Arabia is at Hilton Suites Makkah in Makk.

What is the best 5 stars hotel in Saudi Arabia? The best 5 stars hotel in Saudi Arabia is the Red Sea Resort (Families Only) in Rayy.

What is the best 4 stars hotel in Saudi Arabia? The best 4 stars hotel in Saudi Arabia is the Dallah Taibah Hotel in Al Madinah .

What is the best 3 stars hotel in Saudi Arabia? The best 3 stars hotel in Saudi Arabia is the Johnson Cornich Hotel - Dammam in Damm.

What is the best 2 stars hotel in Saudi Arabia? The best 2 stars hotel in Saudi Arabia is the Snood Ajyad in Makk.

What is the best hotel with spa in Saudi Arabia? The best hotel with spa in Saudi Arabia is the Sunset Beach Resort Marina & Spa in Al Khobar.

What is the best resort hotel in Saudi Arabia? The best resort hotel in Saudi Arabia is the Radisson Blu Resort Jizan in Jaz.

How to get to Saudi Arabia

Going to Saudi Arabia by plane

King Abdulaziz International Airport : the airport has 4949 flights per week. It is served by 34 airlines that offer 96 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Cairo : flights operated by Saudia, Almasria Universal Airlines and Kayala Airline
  • Karachi : flights operated by Saudia and Pakistan International Airlines
  • Alexandria : flights operated by Saudia, Air Arabia Egypt and Kayala Airline
  • Jabodetabek : flights operated by Garuda Indonesia and Saudia
  • Chaklala, Rawalpindi : flights operated by Saudia and Pakistan International Airlines
  • Lahore : flights operated by Saudia and Pakistan International Airlines
  • Dhaka : flights operated by Saudia and Biman Bangladesh Airlines
  • Kochi : flights operated by Saudia and Air India
  • London : flights operated by British Airways and Saudia
  • Addis Ababa : flights operated by Ethiopian Airlines and Saudia
  • Other cities with medium and long haul direct flights to King Abdulaziz International Airport : Mumbai

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from King Abdulaziz International Airport :

  • Dubai : flights operated by Saudia, Emirates, Flydubai and Kayala Airline
  • Muscat : flights operated by Oman Air and Saudia
  • Amman : flights operated by Royal Jordanian, Saudia and Kayala Airline
  • Bahrain : flights operated by Gulf Air and Saudia
  • Kuwait : flights operated by Kuwait Airways, Saudia, Kayala Airline and Jazeera Airways
  • Istanbul : flights operated by Turkish Airlines, Saudia and Transmeridian Air Cargo
  • Abu Dhabi : flights operated by Etihad Airways and Saudia
  • Beirut : flights operated by Saudia and Middle East Airlines
  • Istanbul : flights operated by Kayala Airline and Turkish Airlines
  • Ankara : flights operated by Turkish Airlines and Saudia
  • Other regional destinations accessible by direct flight from King Abdulaziz International Airport : Antakya.

Domestic flights from King Abdulaziz International Airport :

There are 24 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Saudia, Kayala Airline and Royal Air Maroc.

  • Riyadh : flights operated by Saudia, Kayala Airline and Royal Air Maroc
  • Dammam : flights operated by Saudia and Kayala Airline
  • Medina : flights operated by Saudia, Royal Air Maroc and Kayala Airline
  • Abha : flights operated by Saudia and Kayala Airline
  • Jizan : flights operated by Saudia and Kayala Airline
  • Tabuk : flights operated by Saudia and Kayala Airline
  • Al-Qassim Region : flights operated by Saudia and Kayala Airline
  • Yanbu : flights operated by Saudia
  • Ha'Il : flights operated by Saudia
  • Qaisumah : flights operated by Saudia
  • Other domestic destinations accessible by direct flight from King Abdulaziz International Airport : Arar.

Low cost airlines to King Abdulaziz International Airport :

  • Dubai : flights operated by Saudia, Emirates, Flydubai and Kayala Airline
  • Alexandria : flights operated by Saudia, Air Arabia Egypt and Kayala Airline
  • Kuwait : flights operated by Kuwait Airways, Saudia, Kayala Airline and Jazeera Airways
  • Singapore : flights operated by Tiger Airways and Saudia
  • Kuala Lumpur : flights operated by Saudia, Malaysia Airlines and Airasia X

King Khalid International Airport : the airport has 4354 flights per week. It is served by 28 airlines that offer 76 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Cairo : flights operated by Saudia and Kayala Airline
  • Chaklala, Rawalpindi : flights operated by Saudia, Pakistan International Airlines and Pan Am
  • Peshawar : flights operated by Saudia, Shaheen Air, Pakistan International Airlines and Pan Am
  • Lahore : flights operated by Saudia, Pakistan International Airlines and Pan Am
  • Delhi : flights operated by Saudia and Air India
  • Mumbai : flights operated by Saudia and Air India
  • Dhaka : flights operated by Saudia and Biman Bangladesh Airlines
  • Karachi : flights operated by Saudia
  • Alexandria : flights operated by Saudia and Air Arabia Egypt
  • Khartoum : flights operated by Saudia and Kayala Airline
  • Other cities with medium and long haul direct flights to King Khalid International Airport : Metro Manila

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from King Khalid International Airport :

  • Dubai : flights operated by Saudia, Kayala Airline, Emirates and Flydubai
  • Amman : flights operated by Royal Jordanian, Saudia and Kayala Airline
  • Kuwait : flights operated by Kuwait Airways, Saudia, Jazeera Airways and Kayala Airline
  • Bahrain : flights operated by Gulf Air, Saudia and Lufthansa
  • Abu Dhabi : flights operated by Etihad Airways and Saudia
  • Muscat : flights operated by Oman Air and Saudia
  • Beirut : flights operated by Middle East Airlines, Saudia and Kayala Airline
  • Istanbul : flights operated by Turkish Airlines and Saudia
  • Istanbul : flights operated by Turkish Airlines and Kayala Airline
  • Antakya : flights operated by Kayala Airline

Domestic flights from King Khalid International Airport :

There are 23 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Saudia and Kayala Airline.

  • Jeddah : flights operated by Saudia and Kayala Airline
  • Medina : flights operated by Saudia and Kayala Airline
  • Abha : flights operated by Saudia and Kayala Airline
  • Dammam : flights operated by Saudia and Kayala Airline
  • Jizan : flights operated by Saudia and Kayala Airline
  • Ha'Il : flights operated by Saudia and Kayala Airline
  • Al-Qassim Region : flights operated by Saudia
  • Ta'If : flights operated by Saudia and Kayala Airline
  • Tabuk : flights operated by Saudia and Kayala Airline
  • Yanbu : flights operated by Saudia
  • Other domestic destinations accessible by direct flight from King Khalid International Airport : Al Bahah.

Low cost airlines to King Khalid International Airport :

  • Kuwait : flights operated by Kuwait Airways, Saudia, Jazeera Airways and Kayala Airline
  • Dubai : flights operated by Saudia, Kayala Airline, Emirates and Flydubai
  • Alexandria : flights operated by Saudia and Air Arabia Egypt

Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport : the airport has 980 flights per week. It is served by 9 airlines that offer 13 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Cairo : flights operated by Saudia
  • Jabodetabek : flights operated by Saudia
  • Kuala Lumpur : flights operated by Saudia
  • Delhi : flights operated by Saudia
  • Mumbai : flights operated by Saudia

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport :

  • Istanbul : flights operated by Turkish Airlines, Saudia and Transmeridian Air Cargo
  • Dubai : flights operated by Emirates, Flydubai and Saudia
  • Ankara : flights operated by Turkish Airlines and Saudia
  • Abu Dhabi : flights operated by Etihad Airways and Saudia
  • Istanbul : flights operated by Turkish Airlines

Domestic flights from Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport :

There are 2 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Saudia and Kayala Airline.

  • Riyadh : flights operated by Saudia and Kayala Airline
  • Jeddah : flights operated by Saudia and Kayala Airline

Low cost airlines to Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport :

  • Dubai : flights operated by Emirates, Flydubai and Saudia

What to do in Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia other tourist sites are recommended as Makkah Millennium Hotel, Al-`Ula, Waldorf Astoria Jeddah - Qasr Al Sharq, Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Dhahran, Tarout Island, Masmak Fort and Ajyad Fortress.

Museums in Saudi Arabia

Some museums may interest you during your stay in Saudi Arabia: Masmak Fort, Nasseef House and Hejaz Railway Museum.

Jeddah Regional Museum Of Archaeology And Ethnography, Shubra Palace, Al-Ebry Museum For Heritage And Classic Cars, Al-Jedeaah Museum, Humane Heritage Museum and King Abdul Aziz Historical Centre may also interest you.

Archeological sites in Saudi Arabia

Among the in Saudi Arabia archeological sites and around, we recommend you to visit Mada'In Saleh, Al-`Ula and Tarout Island.

In Saudi Arabia there are other interesting archeological sites: Tayma.

Natural parks in Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia you can visit natural parks such as Asir National Park.

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