185 Things to Do in KSA- The Ultimate Saudi Arabia Travel Guide

185 things to do in Saudi Arabia! All the best Saudi Arabia ‘Top Ten’ travel posts that have been published on Blue Abaya are now easily accessible at your fingertips all in one place. Find travel inspiration and things to do in Saudi Arabia from Riyadh and beyond.

In this compilation of guides and listicles you will find…

Things to do- lists from Riyadh, Jeddah, Abha and beyond. Outdoor activity guides, travel tips, hidden gems, sightseeing locations and desert hiking treks.

That’s a total of 185+ Things to do in Saudi Arabia!

Click on each post title to open the post and read the article!

You can also check the Explore Arabia page for a list of all the Saudi Arabia travel destination posts

185 Things to do in KSA

 

TEN AMAZING PLACES TO VISIT IN SAUDI-ARABIA

“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”

10 amazing places to visit in saudi arabia

15 THINGS TO DO IN RIYADH IN THE WINTER

15 outdoor activities that are perfect for the pleasant winter weather.

 

THINGS TO DO IN JEDDAH ON WEEKENDS

Fun things to do with the whole family in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea city Jeddah.

 

THINGS TO DO IN AL KHOBAR 

How to spend the perfect weekend in al Khobar?

TOP TEN THINGS TO DO DURING EID AL FITR HOLIDAYS IN RIYADH

“Most companies and businesses in Riyadh will be closed for the first three days of the Eid celebrations. What is there to do in Riyadh during Eid? Every year the Riyadh Municipality organizes various celebrations and festivals all around the city.”

TEN BEAUTIFUL PLACES TO DISCOVER IN THE DESERT 

“it’s not just a pile of sand and rocks.”

RIYADH’S TOP TEN EATS WITH KIDS

“The best restaurants and bakeries in Riyadh that families with small children will enjoy.”

restaurant reviews

TOP 13 THINGS TO DO IN RIYADH’S DIPLOMATIC QUARTER 

“One of my personal favorite areas in Riyadh is the Diplomatic Quarter, often referred to as “the DQ”.”

diplomaticriyadh

TEN POOLS IN RIYADH TO COOL OFF IN THIS SUMMER!

“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.”

top best swimming pools riyadh

TOP TEN RESTAURANTS IN THE EASTERN PROVINCE (DAMMAM, AL KHOBAR, JUBAIL)

“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.”

EP Foodies

TOP TEN THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND ABHA

“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.”

abha top ten

TOP TEN THINGS TO DO AT JANADRIYAH FESTIVAL

“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.”

experience janadriyah

THE TOP 14 MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS IN RIYADH

“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.”

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SAUDI-ROAD TRIP TOP TEN

“We took my mother along on a week long road trip adventure around Saudi-Arabia. Our journey was awesome, surprising and eventful.”

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 15 THINGS TO DO IN RIYADH IN THE SUMMER

“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!”

15things to do in riyadh

TEN THINGS TO DO IN AL-BALAD HISTORICAL DISTRICT, JEDDAH

“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!”

10 things to do balad jedda

10 THINGS TO DO IN RIYADH DURING SPRING

“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.”

riyadh spring activity

11 WAYS TO CURE THE DREADED SANDPIT BOREDOM

” 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.”

I LOVE RIYADH KINGDOM

TEN THINGS TO DO IN HISTORICAL DIRIYAH 

“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”

diriyah top ten things to do

TOP TEN RESTAURANTS IN RIYADH

“Here are my top ten restaurants in Riyadh. There are so many good restaurants it’s not easy to pick only ten!”

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Hello there, I’m Laura, the founder, author and manager of Blue Abaya, the first travel blog in Saudi Arabia established in 2010.  Travel has always been my passion- so far I’ve visited 69 countries and I’m always on the lookout for new adventures inside and outside of Saudi Arabia! Having visited all corners of the Kingdom with over a decade of experience, I have a vast knowledge base about travel and tourism in Saudi Arabia.

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  • Bernie PoundDecember 6, 2014 - 5:04 pm

    Very nice. Can you email this to me please?ReplyCancel

    • LaylaDecember 6, 2014 - 5:09 pm

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  • missyDecember 9, 2014 - 6:42 pm

    Thank you for sharing! This is a lot to add on my bucket list :PReplyCancel

    • LaylaDecember 9, 2014 - 8:15 pm

      You’re welcome! Well, we gotta start somewhere ;)ReplyCancel

  • MattDecember 15, 2014 - 7:32 pm

    Thanks! Shared it with all my KSA friends.ReplyCancel

  • AymenJanuary 16, 2015 - 5:05 pm

    That’s 135 for my to do list.ReplyCancel

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