Saudi Arabia witnessing a remarkable growth in tourism industry; Rashid Hassan; Arab News

Saudi Arabia – Al-Hijr Archaeological Site (Madâin Sâlih)

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has been a unique travel destination for centuries, offering a wide range of tourism options to visitors, from religious tourism to visiting the historical wonders and seeing the Kingdom’s natural beauty.

While the two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah, with their rich Islamic history epitomizing religious tourism, the natural and heritage wonders are best visited in picturesque Abha, Al-Baha, Al-Turaif distirct in historic Diriyah, Riyadh, historic Jeddah, the mountain resorts of Taif, heritage rock arts in Hail and the majesty of ancient Nabatean tombs in Madain Saleh whereas the multicolored coral reefs of the Red Sea remained a well-kept secret.

Unveiling an ambitious plan for tourism revolution to make Saudi Arabia a world-class travel destination, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in August announced the launch of “The Red Sea” tourism project.

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