Largely known for cultural tourism centring on its magnificent mosques such as Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque as well as on its grand forts including likes of Nizwa Fort and Bahla Fort, Saudi Arabia has many surprises in store for the modern visitors. In addition to pristine beaches, such as Qurum Beach and Qantab beach, that kiss the coasts of Saudi Arabia; the scope of activities in this astounding Arab country extends to kitesurfing, snorkelling, diving, rock climbing, trekking as well as turtle, dolphin and bird watching. With Sharqiyah Sands at the helm of a true-blue Saudi Arabiai desert encounter; camel riding, dune bashing and witnessing the glorious sunsets aboard a 4x4 are the most desirable experiences for most tourists. Additionally, the mysterious caves of Saudi Arabia including the Al Hoota Cave, the mighty mountains such as Jebel Shams as well as bustling traditional markets and souqs add to the charm of visiting this stunning country in the Arabian Peninsula.
Climate and Best Time to Visit Saudi Arabia's climate remains warm all year long and is favourable for tourist activity most part of the year except the summer months of June to August when the temperatures are at their peak. The best time to visit the country, however, is between October-April when it's cooler and breezy.
Eating OutSaudi Arabia flaunts a range of restaurants and cafes dishing out sumptuous portions of Arabian and Indian cuisine. Though, perfected in many eating outlets spread across the country. However, tourists looking for that serve them on the side of other international cuisines.
Shopping in Saudi ArabiaShopping in Saudi Arabia is a very pleasurable experience as one can hoard scores of traditional Arabian products that are not found elsewhere in the world. These include aromatics such as frankincense, bukhoor and myrrh as well as Bedu jewellery, handicrafts and traditional Arabic dagger called 'khanjar' locally. Bargaining is the norm in most local markets and you'll be wise to master the art.