Tag: Saudi Arabia

Historical Ad Diriyah: The Jewel of Riyadh

Historical Ad Diriyah: The Jewel of Riyadh

Ad Diriyah is to Riyadh what Colosseum is to Rome or Acropolis to Athens. This historic site is undergoing a $17 billion renovation project that will comprise not only a renovated historic village, but also luxury hotels, restaurants, a 15,000-seat arena, and a Formula-E racetrack.…

WHAT TO BUY IN SAUDI ARABIA

WHAT TO BUY IN SAUDI ARABIA

If you are planning to visit Saudi Arabia, you are probably wandering about what souvenirs and gifts to buy and bring back home. In this wealthy, oil-rich country you can find anything from international luxury brands to traditional Arabian items. Here are some ideas of…

TASTE OF SAUDI ARABIA: TRADITIONAL SAUDI DISHES

TASTE OF SAUDI ARABIA: TRADITIONAL SAUDI DISHES

Saudi Arabian grocery stores are well stocked with international foods, fast food is ubiquitous and very popular, and ethnic restaurants abound. But what are the traditional Saudi dishes like? Saudi cuisine is strongly influenced by the kingdom’s nomadic past. The Bedouin tribes were goat and…

BOOKS TO READ BEFORE VISITING SAUDI ARABIA

BOOKS TO READ BEFORE VISITING SAUDI ARABIA

Preparing for a visit to a foreign country can be overwhelming. Travel blogs and guide books are always useful sources of information, but fiction and non-fiction is as helpful in understanding the destination’s history and culture, and will set a tone for the trip. If…

TIPS FOR TRAVELING TO SAUDI ARABIA IN 2020: AN INSIDER GUIDE

TIPS FOR TRAVELING TO SAUDI ARABIA IN 2020: AN INSIDER GUIDE

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is an unknown territory and visiting may be a bit intimidating to many. We hope that our insider guide to traveling to Saudi Arabia in 2020 will help you overcome some of the fears and clarify some questions you may…

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.…