Saudi Arabia has been blessed with a lot of beautiful, eye-catching and breath-taking places tucked into a land that is predominantly a desert. There are spectacular tourists’ attractions but most of Saudi Arabia tourism comes from its religious significance to Muslims around the world. You may also be able to catch cheap flights to Saudi Arabia if you look in the right season. Below are some highlights of the places to visit in Saudi Arabia that will make your trip memorable.
Masjid Al Haram
The biggest attraction for tourists especially Muslims all around the world is Masjid Al Haram (Kaaba) in Makkah and millions of people visit to perform Umrah and Hajj every year. It covers a large area and provides a truly peaceful worship place for Muslims. Near to Kaaba, the precious and sacred Zamzam water is available here and people never miss a chance to drink it.
Masjid al Nabawi
One of the biggest attractions especially for Muslims all over the world is Al Masjid al Nabawi in Madinah. It is a very precious mosque the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) built it himself. The glowing beauty of this extremely pure and cool interior makes a person experience the bliss of true internal peace and worship.
Mount Uhud is also a well-known location in Saudi Arabia. The Battle of Uhud, a major event of Muslim history, was fought here. People are attracted to the place to commemorate the historical fight and efforts of Muslims.
A very popular bridge in Mina is Jamarat Bridge, which is built for the purpose of stoning Satan during the annual Hajj season. Whoever visits Saudi Arabia tries to get to this tourist attraction for its ritualistic significance.
It is the burial region of those who were very close to Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) and another very sacred place for Muslims. People visit it when they come to Saudi Arabia as it is very fascinating to see the spot that has a popular spot in stories.
Coming to Jeddah, people are very attracted to the famous Kingdom tower: tall, huge and extraordinarily built. It is about 3280 feet making the world record for tallest building. There are breath taking, beautiful views from the building especially when one looks from the terrace towards the red sea.
This beautiful, historically significant location is near to Petra. Many tourists are interested to explore areas of this ancient city.
Masjid al-Qiblatain in Madinah also holds a lot of importance and people flock to it for its significance as a landmark of the Saudi culture. This is also a historically important place for Muslims because it was during a prayer congregation here that they received the command to change the direction they were prayer in. The direction changed from Jerusalem to Mecca.
Muslims love to visit this mosque in Saudi Arabia as it is the oldest mosque in the world. It attracts people to its vicinity and has a very pleasant atmosphere. Prophet Muhammad himself laid the foundations for this mosque. After extensive renovations, today, the mosque complex includes a residential complex, offices, shops, a library and a place to perform ablution.