Tag: Saudi Arabia

TIPS FOR TRAVELING TO SAUDI ARABIA

TIPS FOR TRAVELING TO SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabia opened its doors to the world and launched the e-tourist visa on September 28, 2019. Citizens of 49 counties can obtain the tourist visa online or on arrival at the four major airports in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Madina. According to the Saudi…

RIYADH: THREE-DAY ITINERARY + TIPS

RIYADH: THREE-DAY ITINERARY + TIPS

Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia is a city of contrasts—ancient fortresses and gleaming glass skyscrapers; traditional society shaped by Bedouin culture and firm Islamic beliefs mixed with a modern, youthful vibe and Western influences from ubiquitous fast food joints to luxurious shopping malls.…

TOP THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA

TOP THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital city, is an intriguing mix of tradition and modernity. After all, it is a city that has only recently outgrown from a small tribal settlement to one of the wealthiest cities in the Middle East. If you have never been to…

DELECTABLE FRIDAY BRUNCH AT THE RITZ-CARLTON RIYADH

DELECTABLE FRIDAY BRUNCH AT THE RITZ-CARLTON RIYADH

Delectable, lavish and sumptuous are the best words to describe the Friday brunch at the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh. The famously elaborate buffet spread is served at Al Orjouan, one of the hotel’s three restaurants and their crown jewel. The luxury experience and the sense of…

HOTEL INSIDER: NARCISSUS HOTEL AND SPA RIYADH

HOTEL INSIDER: NARCISSUS HOTEL AND SPA RIYADH

Narcissus Hotel and Spa, located in the heart of Riyadh, looks like a giant yellow wedding cake and stands out with its distinct exterior among Riyadh’s more modern high rises. It is opulent and kitschy like something from Las Vegas and especially gaudy when it…

SOUK AL-ZAL: THINGS TO BUY IN RIYADH’S OLDEST MARKET

SOUK AL-ZAL: THINGS TO BUY IN RIYADH’S OLDEST MARKET

Riyadh’s Souk Al-Zal is the oldest and the most visited souk in town. A huge contrast to the glitz and neon of the modern skyscrapers and megamalls, this market offers a glimpse of traditional Saudi culture. The history of the market dates back to 1901…