13 tourist places to visit in 13 regions of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is a vast country with many beautiful man-made and natural landscapes in its every part. If you come to Saudi Arabia, make sure you visit the following 13 best, most beautiful, famous and important tourist places in 13 different regions of Saudi Arabia.

  1. Ad-Dariyah in Riyadh

Ad-Dariyah is an ancient city in the capital of Saudi Arabia. It demonstrates a remarkable example of Saudi history where everything attracts tourist attraction.

If you want to visit ancient Arabia, Diriyah Village is the place you are looking for. It is also well resorted with UNESCO World Heritage tag and guided tours. Although the entire province is beautiful, Ad Diriyah is the best, most famous and important tourist place to visit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Recommended: 40+ Places to Visit in Riyadh

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  1. Farasan Islands in Jazan

Farasan Islands is the beauty of Saudi Arabia with plenty of virgin beaches where migratory birds often pay a visit and the visitor are freely transported to Jazan city so never skip to visit this Islands.

Farasan Islands are among the best diving spots in the world where the islands are surrounded by original turquoise waters. Although the entire province is beautiful, Farasan Island is the best, most famous and important tourist place to visit in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. Recommended: Places to Visit in Jazan

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  1. Jabal Sawda in Asir Region

The beauty of Jabal Sawda is literally beyond imagination. The mountains bounded with valleys, small villages and lush green landscapes, and many five-star hotels located beside the mountains attract the tourist itself.

It is located close to the famous hill station Abha and is the highest peak in the country. Although the entire province is beautiful, Jabal Sawda is the best, most famous and important tourist place to visit in the Asir region of Saudi Arabia. Recommended: Places to Visit in Asir Region

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  1. Al-Emara Palace in Najran

Al-Emara Palace constructed in 1961 after the oil discovery in the Kingdom 1938 is an epitome of Najrani architecture that was influenced by Yemen and the palace gives a glimpse of grandeur before the pre-oil era.

Although the entire province is beautiful, Al Emara palace is the best, most famous and important tourist place to visit in Najran, Saudi Arabia. Recommended: Places to Visit in Najran

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  1. Al-Bassam Heritage house in Qassim

Al-Bassam Palace will take you back to older times where you will witness the most well-preserved historic sights and old Arabian mud houses.  This ancient museum is located near the western gate of the old parts of Unaizah’s old city.

Although the entire province is full of beautiful spots, Al Bassam Heritage house is the best, most famous and important tourist place to visit in Qassim, Saudi Arabia. Recommended: Places to Visit in Qassim

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  1. Hejaz railway station in Tabuk

This station was constructed in early 20th century running from Damascus to Madina. It had an Ottoman architectural style and is the largest and most imposing one of all the railway lines.

Although the entire province is full of beautiful spots, Hejaz Railway station is the best, most famous and important tourist place to visit in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. Recommended: Places to Visit in Tabuk

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  1. Domat Al Jandal in Al-Jouf

Domat Al-Jandal is an old oasis city that looks similar to the Disney Aladdin and home to Marid castle that is on a 600-meter-high hill from where you can see the entire beauty of the city.

Although the entire province is full of beautiful spots, Domat al Jandal is the best, most famous and important tourist place to visit in Jouf, Saudi Arabia. Recommended: Places to Visit in Jouf

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  1. Jubbah rock art in Hail

If you wish to witness the sight what Saudi Arabia was like thousands of years ago then, Hail region is the best place to visit which is the house of many rock art sites and petroglyphs that depicted the region of Saudi Arabia.

Although the entire province is full of beautiful spots, Jubbah Rock is the best, most famous and important tourist place to visit in Hail, Saudi Arabia. Recommended: Do you think that giant Lions ever lived in Saudi Arabia?

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  1. Thee Ain Heritage Marble Village in Baha

It is a historic village located on the top of white rocky outcrop also known as Marble village with beautiful and dramatic landscapes. In the present, many water springs can also be found among the historic structure.

Although the entire province is full of beautiful spots, Thee Ain Heritage Marble Village is the best, most famous and important tourist place to visit in Al Baha, Saudi Arabia. Recommended: Places to Visit in Baha

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  1. Jabal Qara in Eastern province

Jabal Qara is probably known as the natural wonders of the World. As you move inside the caves, sunlight creeps through narrow crevices and at the end of the long narrow caves ones reach the dens of Ali Baba famously known Folktale Ali Baba and 40 thieves.

The surprising thing is that the caves remain cool and calm even during the hottest summer days. Although the entire province is full of beautiful spots, Jabal Qara is the best, most famous and important tourist place to visit in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia. Recommended: 10+ Places to Visit in Eastern Province

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  1. Turaif Northern Borders

Saudi Arabia is always known as a desert land where hearing the word like snow falling is often taken as a story tale, but in Turaif you will witness an abundance of snow and is beautifully known for one of the coldest areas in the Kingdom.

Even if the snow is not covering the landscape the visitors will enjoy wintry temperature during winter. Although the entire province is full of beautiful spots, Turaif is the best, most famous and important tourist place to visit in the Northern province of Saudi Arabia. Recommended: Places to Visit in Northern Saudi Arabia

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  1. Masjid al Nabawi in Madina

After Masjid-al-Haram, the Prophet’s Mosque in Madina is the second holiest site in Islam and on the land of Saudi Arabia. Besides this, it is the second-largest mosque in the world, after Masjid Al- Haram.

Without any doubt, it is the most visited, the most important and the most famous place to visit in Saudi Arabia for Muslim tourists after the Masjid al-Haram. Recommended: 15+ Places to Visit in Madina

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  1. Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah

This is the most known and considered as the holiest place in the world and among the Muslim community. Masjid al-Haraam is the holiest, largest and most visited mosque in the world where millions of Muslims make a visit every year. Recommended: 15+ Places to Visit in Makkah

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.