Posted on January 27, 2018

Saudi Arabia will soon begin issuing tourist visas as the kingdom seeks a place on the global tourism map and strives to steer it’s economy away from oil dependence. 

The mystic kingdom boasts archaeological sites and heritage, mountains and picturesque nature. These photos will definitely convince you to add it to your must-see list of 2018.

1.“The Greatest Meeting of Land and Sea.”

Red Sea Coastal Road, Haql- RIYADHCONNECT


2.”Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”


Wahba Crater


3. “The poetry of earth is never dead.”

Madain Saleh Archeological Site by Wahhaj Ahmed- RIYADHCONNECT

– Madain Saleh- the first Saudi archaeological site to be inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage List


4. “The silence of nature is very real. It surrounds you . . . you can feel it.”

Meteorite Crater -Al Kharj by Arvie Tong. GLIMPSES OF SAUDI- RIYADHCONNECT

5. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”

Shuaib Luha in Riyadh by Azfar Rahman (azzydoon). GLIMPSES OF SAUDI- RIYADHCONNECT

Shuaib Luha


6. “Old places have soul.”

Ushaiger Heritage Village by Edgardo Paraguison. GLIMPSES OF SAUDI- RIYADHCONNECT

Ushaiger Heritage Village

7. “Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.”

Al Hada Road at night (Taif, KSA) by Eduardo Benavidez. GLIMPSES OF SAUDI- RIYADHCONNECT

– Al Hada Road

8. “Look Deep Into Nature, and You Will Understand Everything Better”

Wadi Laban, Riyadh by Hamza Nisar. GLIMPSES OF SAUDI- RIYADHCONNECT

– Wadi Laban, Riyadh

9. If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

Hidden Canyon-130 km outside Riyadh by Cornelio Jamerlan. GLIMPSES OF SAUDI- RIYADHCONNECT

-Hidden Canyon


10. “The mountains are calling and I must go.”

Edge of the World, Riyadh by Regino Ferino. GLIMPSES OF SAUDI- RIYADHCONNECT

– Edge of the World, Riyadh


11. “The earth has music for those who listen.”

Jacaranda Trees-Spring in Abha by Francis Jerel Almirante. GLIMPSES OF SAUDI- RIYADHCONNECT

– Jacaranda Trees, Spring in Abha


12. “It is not the honor that you take with you, but the heritage you leave behind.”

Al Ula Mud Houses by Eduardo Benavidez. GLIMPSES OF SAUDI- RIYADHCONNECT

-Al Ula Mud Houses


13. “Change is the hallmark of nature. Nothing remains the same.”

Georgios G Shipwreck near Haql, Tabuk – RIYADHCONNECT

-Georgios G Shipwreck

14. “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.”

Fifa Mountains, Jazan- RIYADHCONNECT

-Fifa Mountains

15. “A land without ruins is a land without memories — a land without memories is a land without history.”

Abandoned Catalina seaplane on the beach(near Ras Alsheikh Hamid, Saudi Arabia opposite of Sharm-el-Sheikh) – RIYADHCONNECT

-Catalina seaplane wreckage