A Guide to Exploring Saudi’s Red Sea Underwater

While the land of Saudi Arabia presents a myriad of diverse landscapes for exploration— black lava fields, white sand beaches, lush mountaintops, and bustling cities—the Red Sea is a destination in its own right....

Photographing the Arabian Mystique of Saudi

From rolling sand dunes to azure blue waters, lofty mountains and lush forest, Arabia is full of natural wonders that landscape photographers won’t see anywhere else. But there’s also stunning modern architecture, ancient sites...

Stargazing & Overnight Desert Stays in Saudi

Saudi is full of rich history and impressive landscapes, but the sites to see are not limited to the ground. Look above — the skies in Saudi are an experience in themselves. Astrotourism has...

Why Saudi is for Explorers: Authentic Adventure Awaits

Familiar stories of Arabia conjure up images of vast deserts that span the territory and host some of the world’s greatest archaeological and geographical wonders, recognized by UNESCO and others. Beyond these desert scapes,...

Discovering Ancient Arabian Civilizations in AlUla

AlUla, a governorate in the Medina region of northwest Saudi, has long existed at a very important crossroads in Arabia. Boasting an oasis, architectural sites galore, and several thousand years of human history, this...

Palaces, Parks, and Photo Spots in Taif

While anyone visiting from outside Saudi will think that Taif is a hidden gem, this resort town has a long history of attracting travelers from all over Arabia and beyond. At the summit of...

The Unexpected Saudi Arabia

I never intended to become an English teacher. But I always intended to go to Saudi Arabia. Twelve years ago I took a train to interview for a place to study Arabic at the University...

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