185 things to do in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia! All the awesome Saudi Arabia ‘Top Ten’ posts that have been published on Blue Abaya are now easily accessible at your fingertips all in one place.
In this compilation of guides you will find…
The best restaurants in Riyadh and Khobar, including top bakeries and cafe’s.
Things to do- lists from Riyadh and beyond. Outdoor activity guides, travel tips, hidden gems, sightseeing locations, the most interesting events in Riyadh, and more..
That’s a total of 135+ Things to do in Riyadh alone folks, so get reading! An additional 50 things to do are from all around Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
As a bonus, 40 amazing beautiful things from Finland that will surprise you and make you smile (and hopefully want to visit my equally beautiful home country).
Click on each post title to open the the post!
“1. Madain Saleh, 2. Najran, 3. Farasan Islands, 4. Empty Quarter, 5. Al Soudah, 6. Wahba Crater, 7. Al Lith, 8. Edge of the World, 9. Taif, 10. Qassim”
“Here are my top ten restaurants in Riyadh. There are so many good restaurants it’s not easy to pick only ten!”
“Most companies and businesses in Riyadh will be closed for the first three days of the Eid celebrations. A few malls and restaurants remain open, but many a times Riyadhians find themselves puzzled during this time, what is there to do in Riyadh during Eid?Every year the Riyadh Municipality organizes various celebrations and festivals all around the city.”
“it’s not just a pile of sand and rocks.”
“The best restaurants and bakeries in Riyadh that families with small children will enjoy.”
“One of my personal favorite areas in Riyadh is the Diplomatic Quarter, often referred to as “the DQ”.”
“There’s no doubt that summer is here to stay. It’s getting hotter by the day with recorded temperatures reaching almost 50C! Lots of women are looking for swimming pools in Riyadh that could be used by females only.”
“All types of restaurants were included in the survey and each person was allowed to vote for their top three favorite restaurants. The criteria for picking the top restaurants were: Quality and taste of food, service, ambiance, and price-quality ratio.”
“At an elevation of 2200m above the Red Sea level, the mountainous Abha region enjoys pleasant weather year round. Asir region has plenty of attractions to do and it might be a challenge to decide between all of the fun and interesting activities.”
“The annually held Cultural Heritage festival Janadriyah, is undeniably one of the most important cultural events of the year and a must visit for all expats in the Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia.”
“Riyadh and Romance don’t exactly go hand in hand do they? Despite its boring reputation, Riyadh has some surprisingly romantic restaurants where lovers can find a nice quiet spot.”
“We took my mother along on a week long road trip adventure around Saudi-Arabia. Our journey was awesome, surprising and eventful.”
“Many expats and locals find themselves “stuck” in Saudi for the summer with nothing to do, fearing death caused by boredom. Not everyone is lucky enough to escape the Saudi heat. Here are 15 things you can do in Riyadh to beat the heat!”
“Are you a new expatriate arrival in the Saudi Kingdom? Already been in Saudi Arabia for years, but never thought you should learn Arabic? Read these 12 points why you should learn the local language and get motivated to start today!”
“I will never become bored of wandering in the narrow alleyways, discovering brightly colored Mashrabiat and rawashaan, the specs of color, the friendly people, the smells and sounds of Balad. Al Balad will literally tickle all your senses. Here are ten reasons why you should not miss a visit to this unique heritage site!”
“Have you ever tried golfing in the desert? Ever been to the beautiful desert to see the stunning Red Sand dunes, which are now in full bloom after the winter rains? How about a leisurely walk or a sweat inducing run in the desert with fellow expats? Spring is the best time to head out for some hiking and camping trips just outside Riyadh.”
” Life in Saudi Arabia is of course different to what most are used to back home, but it’s only going to be boring if you choose to make it so! Staying active and connecting with the local culture will always help with dealing with culture shock and getting settled in the land of the sand better.”
” tips on how to make your life in Saudi more environmentally friendly. Here are 10 easy and simple ways everyone living in KSA can recycle and save the nature. Saudi-Arabia has some beautiful and unique nature and by even the smallest changes we can make a difference in preserving the environment!”
“Riyadh’s Historic district and UNESCO World heritage site has finished the first phase of the huge restoration project. It will become the world’s largest open air museum when finalized”
“Lapland is truly a wonderful and magical place. I wanted to share with you 10 amazing things from our Lapland trip.”
“Here are 10 amazing innovations, inventions and inspiration that you may not know come from Finland, Europe’s 6th largest country with a population of just 5.4 million.”
“I make sure to go to Finland every summer because I just love how the nature is so wonderful and the weather is at its best.”
“Whether people have travelled to experience Aurora Borealis or have seen them in photos or videos, Northern lights – as they’re also referred to as – are spellbinding for almost everyone. Here are ten interesting things you might not know about the amazing auroras, written by Thomas Kast, Aurora Borealis photographer and enthusiast living in Finland.”