From NEOM To Farasan Islands: Take A Deep Dive Into Saudi’s Must-Visit Spots

According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), international tourism has reached its peak since the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Middle East being the top-performing region.

UNWTO says the Middle East led the recovery of international tourism in 2023, being the only region that “overcame pre-pandemic levels with arrivals 22% above 2019.

In line with this, Saudi Arabia recorded a 156% increase in tourism, being in the top G20 countries of tourist arrivals in 2023. With such numbers being documented by the organization, the question remains: If Saudi Arabia is on your travel bucket list for 2024, where would you go? Here are our must-visit spots in Saudi Arabia.


This entertainment hub is probably the peak of KSA’s contemporary achievements. It features several futuristic projects like The Line, Siranna, and the latest Aquellum; NEOM City redefines hospitality and sustainable living.

Rijal Almaa Village

A gorgeous village in the Southern part of Saudi Arabia, near Abha city, is Rijal Almaa Village, which is more than 9 decades old. It features stunning architecture; some of it is renovated, and the other is kept just as old.

A tour of the buildings that make use of clay, wood, and stone is enough to leave tourists mesmerized.


Eve’s Tomb In Jeddah

The tomb of the grandmother of humanity and the first female who lived on planet Earth according to the three Abrahamic religions, Eve or Hawaa. Although it’s under many historical disputes, it remains one of the must-visit places in the Kingdom.

Mada’in Saleh

This one is located near Al Ula, a city of ancient tombs. Mada’in Saleh is also referred to as Hegra. It consists of more than 100 tombs dating back to the 1st century BC.


Farasan Islands

In the Southern part of the city of Jazan lies this group of dazzling coral islands. Visiting the Farasan Islands is probably one of the most exciting ways to enjoy the diverse ecology of the Red Sea.

Via Arab News

Which one are you most excited for?

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