Saudi Arabia Welcomed A Record Breaking 14.6 Million Tourists In Just The First Half Of 2023!

Hera Shabbir

Tourism in Saudi Arabia has witnessed significant growth in recent years, as the country opens its doors to international visitors and showcases its rich cultural heritage and natural wonders. With its diverse landscapes, historical sites, and modern attractions, Saudi Arabia offers a unique and captivating experience for travelers.

The tourism industry saw a record-breaking 142 per cent increase since last year!


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One of the highlights of tourism in Saudi Arabia is the opportunity to explore its ancient cities, such as Riyadh, Jeddah, Makkah and Medina. These cities are home to stunning architectural marvels, including the iconic Kingdom Centre Tower and the historic Al-Masmak Fortress. Visitors can also immerse themselves in the vibrant local culture by visiting traditional markets, known as souks, where they can shop for traditional handicrafts and try some totally yummy cuisine! If you’re more a fan of nature, then you’ll definitely enjoy  the breathtaking landscapes Saudi Arabia has to offer. From the stunning Red Sea coastline with its vibrant coral reefs to the vast deserts of Rub’ al Khali, also known as the Empty Quarter, there are endless opportunities for adventure and exploration. Visitors can enjoy activities such as snorkeling, diving, camel trekking, and even sand boarding! No wonder everyone wants to come here!

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