Top 10 tourist attractions in Saudi Arabia
- Masjid al-Haram
- Masjed Quba
- Riyadh Zoo
- Thowr Mountain
- Fakieh aquarium
- Al Shallal Theme Park
- Dhul Hulaifah Miqat Mosque
- Masjid al Nabawi
- Abu Kheyal Park
- Al Nakheel Beach
1. Masjid Al-Haram
Masjid Al-Haram is located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It was opened in 638 AD by Hazrat Ibrahim. Masjid Al-Haram is known as the great mosque in Mecca and it is considered as the holy site for Muslims all across the world. Hazrat Ibrahim with the help of his son Ismail was ordered by Allah to build the Mosque and Kaaba. Haram is 89 meters tall built with Islamic Architectural style occupying 88.2 acres of land. You can able to see 15 minarets in Al-Haram and some most important places including the Black Stone, The Zamzam well, Maqam Ibrahim, and the hills of Safa and Marwa. Masjid-Al-Haram is one of the greatest pilgrimage sites for Muslims from all across the world with more than millions of worshipers.
There is no admission fee to enter Masjid Al-Haram. All you cost is for transport, Hotels to stay in and restaurants to eat food.
2. Masjed Quba
Masjed Quba is located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It was built in 622 CE by Prophet Muhammed. The Masjed Quba is the first mosque to be built in Saudi Arabia and it is believed to be where the first Friday prayer was held. The mosque has undergone many renovations since it was constructed and it is considered as one of the famous places in Saudi Arabia with millions of worshipers from other countries of the world.
There is no admission fee to enter the mosque. You will not be charged in any mosques in Saudi Arabia. You will be charged for transport, you can reach the spot by car or by your tourist guides.
3. Riyadh Zoo
Riyadh Zoo is located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It was opened in 1957 and one of the well-known zoos in Saudi Arabia occupying 55 acres of land. The zoo houses more than 1500 animals including over 196 different species of animals making it the largest and oldest zoo in Saudi Arabia. It houses Bengal Tiger, Kangaroos, Asian and African Elephants, harbor seals, and so on. Birds like sparrows, pigeons, crows, eagles, Griffon Vultures will be seen in the Riyadh zoo. It is one of the famous tourist attractions visited by tons of daily visitors.
There is an admission fee to enter the Riyadh zoo. Adults will be charged around SR 10.5 ( about $ 3 ) and children will be charged around SR 5.25 ( about $ 1.5). You will be permitted 2-3 hours in Riyadh Zoo.
4. Thowr Mountain
Thowr Mountain is located in the lower part of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It has an elevation of 1,405 meters and has a huge Islamic history. Thowr Mountain is a mountain containing a cave in which Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam and Hazrat Abu Bakr sought refuge for three days and nights from the Quraysh, this occurs when they secretly left Makkah to emigrate to Madinah. It is one of the famous tourist attractions in Saudi Arabia with tons of daily visitors.
There is no admission fee to enter the place. You will be charged for transport through car or jeep.
5. Fakieh aquarium
Fakieh Aquarium is located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It the only aquarium open for the public and it helps the people or students to learn more about the water life of marine animals. There are more than 200 species of marine animals which include Sharks, String Rays, Groupies, Napoleon Wrasse, Seahorse, and so on. You can also enjoy the Dolphin and seal shows every day with your family and friends. It is one of the major tourist attractions for visitors from other countries of the world.
There is an admission fee to enter the Fakieh aquarium. You will be charged SR 65 ( about $17) per person and free for children aged below two years. For the Dolphin show, you will be charged SR 70 ( about $19 ) per person and free for the children under 9 months. If you are interested to swim with Dolphins you will be charged SR 550 ( about $ 147) per person. for more details visit the official site- Fakieh Aquarium
6. Al shallal theme park
Al shallal theme park is located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It is a theme park occupying 60,000 squares meters of land. You can experience amazing roller coasters and water rides within the theme park. It is one of the greatest theme parks in Saudi Arabia with millions of annual visitors from other countries of the world. Enjoy and have fun with your family and friends.
There is an admission fee to enter the theme park. You will be charged SR 35( about $ 9) per person, SR 75 ( about $ 20 ) for a wristband which includes many attractions in the park except roller coaster and some rides are free for children below 5 years old. The list below is referenced by the official site.
|Wristband:||Sr 75||All rides except below.|
|Ice skating:||Sr 24.15|
|Sling shot :||Sr 17.25|
|Electronic Games:||Sr 6||From Sr 6|
|Flymania:||Sr 65||Starting from Sr 65|
7. Dhul Hulaifah Miqat Mosque
Dhul Hulaifah Miqat Mosque is located in Madina, Saudi Arabia. It has 5 minarets and 13 domes with a capacity of 5,000 people of capacity. Hulaifah is the second-largest Miqat mosque in Saudi Arabia. Most of the Muslims from other countries visit Dhul Hulaifah Miqat Mosque to explore and it is considered as one of the greatest destinations in Saudi Arabia.
8. Masjid al Nabawi
Masjid al Nabawi is located in Madina, Saudi Arabia. It is the second largest mosque in the world after Masjid-Al-Haram and was built by Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam in 622 CE. Masjid al Nabawi is the resting place Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam and his first Rashidun Caliph Abu Bakr are buried next to Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam and Umer ibn al-Khattab and Isa ibn Maryam. Masjid al Nabawi is one of the greatest pilgrimage for muslims from all over the world.
9. Abu Kheyal Park
Abu Kheyal Park is located in Abha, Saudi Arabia. It is famous for its beautiful views and mind-blowing greenery which will make you happy, Enjoy with your family and friends. You can able to feel fresh air to breathe, grounds to have fun between kids, enjoying the beauty of nature in Abu Kheyal Park. The park is one of the famous tourist attractions in Saudi Arabia with dozens of visitors from all across the world. There are hotels to stay near the park and restaurants to eat delicious food. You can reach the spot by bus or car depending upon the travel agencies.
10. Al Nakheel Beach
Al Nakheel Beach is located in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. It is a public beach which is free for visitors. Enjoy the beauty of the by experiencing the sunrise and sunset in morning and evening, sunbathing, swimming, having fun with family and friends. You can reach the place by bus or car. It is considered one of the most visited beaches in Saudi Arabia with hundreds of thousands of monthly visitors from other countries of the world.