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…

JORDAN IN THREE DAYS: AMMAN, PETRA, JERASH, MADABA & THE DEAD SEA

JORDAN IN THREE DAYS: AMMAN, PETRA, JERASH, MADABA & THE DEAD SEA

Three days in Jordan is just enough to see its main landmarks and highlights such as Petra, Jerash, and the Dead Sea. PLAN TO SPEND A LONG WEEKEND  WITH A HOME BASE IN AMMAN If you arrive on a Friday evening and depart on Tuesday…

DAY TRIP FROM AMMAN: MOUNT NEBO, MADABA, BETHANY & THE DEAD SEA

DAY TRIP FROM AMMAN: MOUNT NEBO, MADABA, BETHANY & THE DEAD SEA

Some of Jordan’s highlights – Madaba, Mount Nebo, Bethany Beyond the Jordan, and the Dead Sea are close enough that you can explore everything in one day. Follow this sample itinerary that includes Jordan’s sacred sites, and even floating in the Dead Sea, to get…

DAY TRIP FROM AMMAN: JERASH

DAY TRIP FROM AMMAN: JERASH

The ancient city of Jerash is only 45 minutes from Amman and a perfect place for a half-day trip from Jordan’s capital. It is a beautiful drive through verdant rolling hills and valleys filled with olive groves and pine forests. Jerash is one of the…