Saudi Arabia Things to Do

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Saudi Arabia Things to Do

  • Old City

    Jiddah Things to Do

    Beit Khazoufeh is another of Jeddah's old merchants' houses. Although it is not the most famous of them, it has a beautiful façade that highlights why these old structures are true architectural treasures. It features both mashrabiyyat (the screens over windows) and rawash (the boxes that are enlarged screens covering larger open sections in the...

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  • Diplomatic Quarter

    Riyadh Things to Do

    Sahat al-Kindi (Kindi Plaza) would not, under normal circumstances, be a hotspot of anything other than the teenage boredom, angst and melancholy that is usually associated with suburban malls. This, however, is Saudi Arabia, and Sahat al-Kindi is located in the Diplomatic Quarter, where the religious police or Muttawa3 are far fewer in number than...

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  • Masjid - Al Haram

    Mecca Things to Do

    There are many gates to the Holy Mosque,I believe more than 100 gate. This is a picture of AL Umra gate,though you can start your Umra from any gate you shall enter. There is security at each gate to ensure the safety of the people.they check your bags. No food is allowed to the holy Mosque exept at the time of Ramadan you can bring your dates and...

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  • Durat Al Arous

    Jiddah Things to Do

    Last year my friend visited this resort and had the time of his life. His recommendition to me before I went there is to arrange for someone to guide me. The number he gave me was 0591544569. This person was very nice and had helped me with the best price on an apartment in which the family and I stayed for two weeks. He also help provide numbers...

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  • Musmak Castle

    Riyadh Things to Do

    Masmak Fort is a bit of an oddity. There is nothing wrong with its appearance, but it seems to be a particularly odd building to have preserved in a country that seems to have willfully abandoned its architectural heritage for much of its history. Masmak Fort is found in the centre of Riyadh and, while it technically does form part of the King...

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  • ZamZam

    Mecca Things to Do

    The mosque is huge and to accommodate all the pilgrims doing the tawaaf [circumbulation], there are two upper levels as well as the main inner courtyard. After doing the 7 circuits round the kaaba, pilgrims have to follow the ritual of running between the hills of Safa and Murwa, in imitation of Hager searching for and bringing water for her son...

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  • Corniche

    Jiddah Things to Do

    Enjoy an uninterrupted view of the sunset along the endless length of Corniche Road. Right before the sun set, many families set up chairs along the seaside, some having a barbecue party especially during the weekends. Children flying kites, the elders catching fish, just take a sit at one of the benches or the big boulders of rocks just beside the...

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  • National Museum

    Riyadh Things to Do

    Whatever, this tip isn't about the Museum per se, but it is about the area around the Museum (blame it on whoever created the categories). The Historical Complex spans a wide section of the centre of Riyadh, including part of the area around Deira Souq (Musmak Fort), but the nucleus is the National Museum of Saudi Arabia. In this area, you will...

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  • Mina - The Tent City

    Mecca Things to Do

    'Mina' Was Popularly Known As The 'Tent City' Or The 'Three Days Town' Because The Place Will Be Deserted After Hajj Season. This Is No Place For You To Indulge In Worldly Pleasure.There Is No Such Thing As Special Rooms With Attached Toilets And Ammenities.

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  • Museums

    Jiddah Things to Do

    Built in the early 1900s in the traditional Hijazi architectural style, Beit al-Balad served as the headquarters of the British legation in Jeddah from World War I until the 1930s. This turbulent period saw Jeddah and the Hijaz change hands from the Ottoman Empire (nominally ruled by the Hashemite Sharif), to the independent Kingdom of Hijaz ruled...

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  • Desert

    Riyadh Things to Do

    Located in the lowest area in Riyadh, about 25km from City Center you can find Dirab Desert . It doesnt have fine rusty color sands but the view and the mountains sorrounding it is really breath taking. The whole area was covered by mountains years back and not until the government decided to build the roads for the people to have an easy access...

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  • The Day of Arafa

    Mecca Things to Do

    A humble slave and servant to Almighty Creator. His prayer contains * Rabbana Atina Fiddunya Wabilakhiraty Hasanah' Wakinna Azabannaar * ( Oh Lord, award me a safe life in this world and avoid me your punishment in the HELL ).

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  • Mosques

    Jiddah Things to Do

    I'll be honest - there's probably no inately historical value to seeing or photographing this mosque. It is located in that part of the downtown core that is dominated by oil-boom era buildings, and it too bears marks of that era's architectural proclivities. Nevertheless, it is pretty mosque that has avoided the worst of the crimes of 1970s Gulf...

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  • Kingdom Tower

    4 out of 5 stars

    Riyadh Things to Do

    Mamluka Tower (or Kingdom Tower, or Kingdom Centre), is Riyadh’s tallest building and, together with the Faisaliya Tower, is part of the duo that characterizes the Saudi capital. It was completed in 2002 and belongs to Prince Waleed bin Talal, the owner of the Four Seasons group of hotels (of which there is one in the tower) and a partial owner of...

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  • City center

    Jiddah Things to Do

    Qabel Trail is a typical shopping arcade in the 1970s (i.e. oil boom) style. It doesn't offer the sort of glamorous shopping that you'll find in the suburban malls in north Jeddah, but it is a good insight into the daily routines of migrant workers and lower-income Saudis in the city.

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  • Edge of the World

    Riyadh Things to Do

    The Edge of the World is a spectacular escarpment or bluff in the middle of the desert about an hour or hour and a half to the west of Riyadh. It is best to go there with someone who has been there before (and who has a reliable GPS), as getting to the spot requires knowledge of a track that is off the paved highway. You should also have a...

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  • Monuments & Sculptures

    Jiddah Things to Do

    Along the Prince Faisal Bin Fahad Street, right at the back of Hilton and Sheraton Hotels is a display of several monuments called the Open-air monuments museum. In the middle of the road which is also a small park of sort, you'll find a collection of various monuments of interest like prayer beads, luggages, handy tools, giant faucet, aladdin's...

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  • Al Faisaliah

    Riyadh Things to Do

    Faisaliya Tower is one of the two iconic towers of the city of Riyadh. It contains a variety of attractions, including a viewing platform (far less spectacular than in Mamluka Tower), a small photography gallery and a café known as the Top. The tower itself is said to have been inspired by the nib of a ball point pen, and does indeed look like...

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  • Beautiful Creatures Zoo

    Jiddah Things to Do

    Morning visits on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays are limited to female students, other days are fore male students; and on some other days, the zoo welcomes the Qura'an schools students, the charitable associations and welfare houses. The zoo provides many accessible services to students and researchers in biology and sciences as it believes in the...

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  • Justice Square

    Riyadh Things to Do

    Justice Square - Maidan al-3adl in Arabic - is an innocous and unassuming place for anyone who stumbles across it. There is a small stone plaque close to the entrance to the market that announces its name, but apart from that there is no indication of the purpose of those centrally located open air. This is, indeed, the area in which public...

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  • Bab Makkah - Makkah Gate

    Jiddah Things to Do

    Bab Makkah is one of the only things that has been preserved carefully in Old Jeddah, probably because it is in a highly visible place and because of its connection with the Holy City. There is not much that is written about the Gate - in fact, it is difficult to really even find out the basic facts about it, such as when it was constructed and by...

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  • Camping

    Riyadh Things to Do

    A scene of Desert activities, Saudi people enjoying and spendingtime in the desert, i took this picture during our road trip in Easter province. You have seen a 4-wheel drive, quad bikes, having picnic, camping. Most of the time they should be done over the weekend during winter and spring season. These are the most interesting way how to spend...

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  • Diving and Snorkeling

    Jiddah Things to Do

    Here is a picture of my friend diving in the red sea.She rented a boat along with some friends and sailed to the open sea. and you thought ladies in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to do many things? ;-)

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  • Zoo

    3 out of 5 stars

    Riyadh Things to Do

    After 3 years of living here in Riyadh, i finally set foot into the famous family get away here in Riyadh.....The Riyadh ZOO. I was thinking of where to bring my daughter one weekend and i though of taking her to this Zoo considering she loves to see animals :-) The place is relatively big..with Elephants, Giraffes, Monkeys, Camles etc etc....

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  • Jiddah fountain

    Jiddah Things to Do

    I've seen this particular attraction called a few different things, including King Fahad's Fountain. In general, names are based on one of the country's Kings, so you needn't really worry too much about forgetting the actual title of a particular stop. This fountain is an obvious copy of a much more famous one in Lac Leman. It is, likely, a tribute...

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  • Dir Aiyah

    Riyadh Things to Do

    Wadi Hanifa is a north-south river complex that once provided seasonal fresh-water resources to the region of Riyadh and Dir’iyah, as well as nearby towns and villages. Today, to the north-west of the city you can find the dried riverbed of the Wadi, and in the south of Riyadh you will find a small lake or pond that contains the more permanent part...

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  • Squares & Roads

    Jiddah Things to Do

    Jeddah .. the Road of the Two Holy Mosques Jeddah has the great honor to be the cross road to the two Holy cities. It receives Pilgrims and Umrah performers through air land and sea. Jeddah is approximately 73 km away from Makkah and 420 km South of AL Madinah. The people of Makkah AL Mukarramah took Jeddah's port as a commercial port. Jeddah is...

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  • Janadriya

    Riyadh Things to Do

    Since 1985, every year, and during the first Quarter of the year, Riyadh city celebrates the hertage and culture joint by large number of cultural fiqures from all over The Arabic countries. Al Janadriya national Festival for hertiage culture is an annual event, which is the largest of its kind in Saudi Arabia, is held annually in Riyadh and...

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  • Shopping centers & Malls

    Jiddah Things to Do

    This should have been in the Shopping Tips, but I put it here anyways. Balad District is home to the most popular commercial center in Jeddah - The Corniche Comemrcial Centre. And I don't hink I need to elaborate further, everyone and anyone in Jeddah knows this. Who doesn't?

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  • Theme Parks

    Jiddah Things to Do

    The biggest roller coaster you can find in Jiddah city,it also has an ice rink,many virtual reality games and a magic show by Ahmed Al Bayad,who was featured on Future TV(Lebanese sattilite channel)kinda like a Saudi version of David copperflied ! The entrance fees is 20 Riyals per person,kids under 3 years old enter for free. Additional tickets...

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  • Faraj Yosr Spring

    Jiddah Things to Do

    this spring is mentioned in the book of "Mawso'at Tarikh Madienat Jeddah" Encyclopedia of the history of Jeddah City by Abdul-Quddos AL-Ansari. This spring was constructed in the year 910-915 H approximately 500 years ago. It was located in the middle of Jeddah between AL-Yamen and AL-Mathloum district. Water flowed into this spring from Kaws...

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  • King Abdul Aziz University

    Jiddah Things to Do

    In fact the number of graduates from regular programs of study reached tens of thousands of students. On the other hand, graduates of the post-graduate programs amounted to hundreds of male and female students.

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  • Bab Al Madina - Madina Gate

    Jiddah Things to Do

    There's not much that I can find with respect to Bab Madina - the Gate of Madina - apart from the fact that it was, historically, the gate that led out from Jeddah's city walls in the direction of the holy city of Madina. This particular monument was in slightly worse repair than the Makkah Gate, which is in the Balad Souq, but it is evident that...

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  • Recreation & Sports

    Jiddah Things to Do

    Held at Arabian Homes village year 2006. it`s my first time to attend this even,it`s rather nice. Both men and women are welcome to join in a 5.6km run. The winner gets a round trip ticket to London. The even is followed by BBQ. There is also an 800M run for kids under age 10. For more information contact Kado@vtmail

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  • Jiddah Water Tower

    Jiddah Things to Do

    Jeddah Water Tower is a masterpiece of gigantic concrete monument and an evidence of the city's rapid developing and transformance from a small town into big and modern city. The capacity of the tower is about 18.000 cubic meters of water at the height of approximately 45 meters above ground level. The tower is a part of a new system of water...

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  • Abhur Creek

    Jiddah Things to Do

    There, the visitor enjoys the year-round attractions such as competitions held at different periods of the year , jet ski and sailboat races, numerous beach games and dolphin shows. Jeddah Municipality has also established many public sitting areas that welcome Abhur beach visitors, taking the form of boats anchored at the beach and built with...

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  • The Anniversary of Unification

    Jiddah Things to Do

    The education sector of Jeddah city presented a wonderful ceremony and festival in the stadium of the ministry of education. About 2.750 students from 142 schools, supervised by more than 160 teachers and school superintendents participated in the ceremony, presenting various shows, a procession, an operetta and various acts.

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  • Abrog Al Raghama

    Jiddah Things to Do

    Specifications: Total land area of the project--------- 26.500 square meter Passage and car parking capacity----------120 cars Vegetation and small plantations-----------5000 square meter Water Fountains-------------------------------300 square meter The Glass Tower Building-------------------225 square meter The main...

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  • Festivals

    Jiddah Things to Do

    Twenty third Ramadan 1319 is the date on which this entity was established. This date marked the National day of Saudi Arabia (corresponding to 1902 A.D.) The year 1419 marked the centennial anniversary of this dear occasion when Saudi Arabia was founded by the founder King Abdul Aziz Al-Saud. On this day festivals and folklore dances are held by...

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  • Cemeteries

    Jiddah Things to Do

    Jiddah means Grandmother in the Arabic language,which is believed that Eve was burried here,this is the wall of Ommana Hawwa(or our mother Eve)cemetery. See the street next to it,this used to be my playgroeund...i used to cycle all the time and use my roller skates back in the early 80s. long ago I remember the non-Arab pilgrims used to come here...

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  • Nearby Towns & Suburbs

    Jiddah Things to Do

    since i have been to the desert recently and terribly missing london, stargazing has become a consolation and enjoyable activity to do in jeddah, romantic too;^) jeddah is blessed with its all-year clear sky and the vast desert and little suburbs that surround it. however, you still cannot see the stars from the city centre as it's very bright and...

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  • Art Galleries

    Jiddah Things to Do

    Jeddah City has a large number of talented and creative people, young and old, whose talents are taken care of and improved in various fields including arts and photography. Throughout the year various exhibition are being held under the umbrella of the Culture and Arts Society for amateurs and professionals, enriching creativity spirit of the...

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  • Khozam Palace

    Jiddah Things to Do

    Khozam Palace is a ten-minute walk from my college, located in the old Jeddah. It's been removed and only the gate left. It used to be King Saud's Palace decades ago. Now it's occupied by the International Swimming Pool. Jeddah municipal is trying to recover it again. It's worth a photo stop not a historical sightseeing.

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  • Desalination Plant

    Jiddah Things to Do

    In 1965 A.D. the work was resumed for executing a project for desalination of sea water along the Kingdom coastline including Jeddah coast. The amount of desalinated water from 1415-1419 H was over 712,400,000 cubic meters.

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  • Prince Mohammad Street

    Jiddah Things to Do

    The most special thing that I did was to go snorkling in the red sea. The hotel that I stayed at called the Mövenpick would have two rides a day to the Albilad Mövenpick beach resort. We were aloved to have our bikinis on since it was a private beach. I rented equipment from red sea divers. Didn´t cost much for a day. I went with a friend and it...

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