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Summary

This one-week itinerary in Saudi Arabia offers a comprehensive exploration of its rich cultural heritage, stunning natural landscapes, and modern attractions. From the breathtaking Edge of the World to the historical sites of Riyadh, Diriyah, and Al Ula, and the vibrant city life of Jeddah, travelers can experience a diverse range of activities. The guide also provides practical tips on transportation, accommodation, and dining, ensuring a well-rounded and memorable travel experience.

🌍 Day 1: Edge of the World Adventure

A thrilling day trip to the Edge of the World, showcasing breathtaking views and challenging drives.

📍 Edge of the World

The Edge of the World is a mesmerizing touristic site located just two hours away from Riyadh. It offers awe-inspiring panoramic views and a thrilling, albeit challenging, drive to reach the destination.

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Tips

Rent a 4x4 vehicle for the journey to navigate the rough terrain with ease. Exercise caution near the edges as the terrain can be perilous.

🕌 Day 2: Exploring Riyadh

A day dedicated to exploring the historical and modern attractions of Riyadh.

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🏰 Masmak Fort

Masmak Fort, a historic fortress with thick adobe walls, houses a museum that offers a glimpse into the rich history of Riyadh. Surrounded by a traditional souk, the fort provides a captivating insight into the city's cultural heritage.

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Tips

Visit Masmak Fort at night to immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the traditional souk, where local artisans and vendors showcase their crafts and wares.

Travel Information
📍   Address: Qasr al-Masmak, Al Imam Turki ibn Abdullah ibn Muhammad, Dirah, Riyadh 12652

🛍️ Boulevard Riyadh City

Boulevard Riyadh City, a sprawling open-air shopping mall, offers a delightful blend of retail therapy, delectable dining options, and picturesque walking paths. The vibrant ambiance and diverse array of stores make it a perfect destination for an evening stroll and a memorable dining experience.

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Tips

Indulge in a leisurely evening at Boulevard Riyadh City, exploring the charming boutiques, savoring local delicacies, and soaking in the enchanting atmosphere of this modern urban oasis.

Day 3: Diriyah and Al Bujairi Heritage

Visiting the historical site of Diriyah and exploring Al Bujairi Heritage Park.

Diriyah

The original home of the Saudi royal family with a big open air museum.

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Tips

Spend a full day to cover the area and enjoy meals at the restaurants.

🕌 Day 4: Al Ula Exploration

A day to explore the stunning landscapes and historical sites of Al Ula.

🏛️ Hegra

Hegra, also known as Mada'in Saleh, is an archaeological site featuring well-preserved Nabatean tombs and rock-cut inscriptions. The guided tours offer a fascinating insight into the ancient civilization and its burial practices.

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Tips

Book tickets in advance via the official website to secure your spot for the insightful tour. Don't miss the opportunity to witness the breathtaking sunset at Elephant Rock, a natural wonder that offers a mesmerizing view of the surrounding desert landscape.

🕌 Day 5: Medina and Jeddah Visit

A journey from Medina to Jeddah, exploring key attractions along the way.

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🕌 Al-Masjid an-Nabawī

Al-Masjid an-Nabawī, also known as the Prophet's Mosque, is one of Islam's holiest sites, located in Medina. The mosque holds great historical and religious significance, attracting pilgrims and visitors from around the world.

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Tips

Take some time to absorb the spiritual atmosphere and capture the beauty of the mosque through photography before continuing the journey to Jeddah.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +966 14 823 2400
🌐   Website: https://wmn.gov.sa/public/?page=Home
📍   Address: Al Haram, Madinah 42311, Saudi Arabia
🔗   Profiles: Instagram YouTube

🌊 Corniche

The Corniche in Jeddah is a picturesque waterfront promenade that offers stunning views of the Red Sea. Lined with palm trees and adorned with contemporary art installations, it provides an ideal setting for leisurely walks and sightseeing, showcasing the city's vibrant coastal charm.

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Tips

Stroll along the Corniche to soak in the refreshing sea breeze, admire the captivating art pieces, and gain insights into the cultural and maritime heritage of Jeddah.

🌄 Day 6: Riyadh's Outskirts Adventure

Exploring the natural beauty and hidden gems in the outskirts of Riyadh.

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🏞️ Lakes Park

Lakes Park in Riyadh offers a serene escape with its picturesque views and tranquil ambiance. The park is adorned with lush greenery and serene lakes, providing a perfect setting for a leisurely stroll or a peaceful picnic.

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Tips

Enjoy the free entry and take advantage of the park's serene atmosphere for a relaxing afternoon amidst nature's beauty.

🏜️ Hidden Canyon

The Hidden Canyon near Riyadh is a breathtaking rock formation adorned with flowing water, creating a mesmerizing sight for nature enthusiasts. The canyon's rugged beauty and natural allure make it an ideal spot for immersing oneself in the wonders of the outdoors.

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Tips

Visit the Hidden Canyon at sunset to witness the landscape transform into a captivating display of colors, offering an unforgettable and enchanting experience.

Travel Information
📍   Address: 16382, Saudi Arabia

🐪 Day 7: Desert Wonders

A final day spent watching camels and hiking the dunes in the Desert near Riyadh.

🏜️ Desert near Riyadh

Embrace the enchanting vastness and tranquility of the desert landscape, where the golden sands stretch as far as the eye can see, creating a mesmerizing and serene atmosphere.

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Tips

Spot camels gracefully traversing the dunes and immerse yourself in the thrill of hiking the towering orange sand formations, offering a unique and unforgettable experience.