Tag: Saudi Arabia

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.…

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…