Saudi Arabia

The birthplace and spiritual home of Islam, this mysterious desert kingdom is one of travel’s last frontiers.

A destination newcomer to the world of luxury travel, Saudi Arabia has drawcards aplenty.

And it has aspirations to match. Its rock-carved tombs and temples rival those of Jordan’s Petra and its sculpted desert landscapes evoke TE Lawrence along the Hejaz Railway. The capital, Riyadh, is one of the wealthiest in the world, and is a vibrant buzzing city where ancient ruins and historic palaces sit in dramatic contrast to soaring skyscrapers and dancing fountains. Along the coast, the azure waters of the Red Sea play host to the cosmopolitan port city of Jeddah where coral houses from the Ottoman era are worthy of their prestigious UNESCO heritage listing.

Abercrombie & Kent has been pioneering experiential luxury travel since 1962 and we take great pride in the standards we set for you, our valued guests. Our journeys to Saudi Arabia are carefully designed to immerse you in the country’s unique culture and history with an overlay of our signature comfort, safety, and style.

Destination highlights

Our journeys showcase the very best Saudi Arabia has to offer:

  • Admire the ‘Floating Mosque’ on Jeddah’s waterfront as it glistens in the sunlight
  • Explore the mysterious mountain and desert landscapes of Al Ula
  • Search for traditional handicrafts, spices, incense, antiques, rugs and tapestries in colourful souqs and markets
  • Hear from an expert guest lecturer about Saudi Arabia’s treasured antiquities and learn the intricacies of Thamudic script
  • Marvel at ancient rock carvings and petroglyphs at Jubbah
  • Meet the locals, get a taste for traditional Saudi hospitality and gain insight to life in the kingdom
REGION Middle East
LANGUAGE Arabic
CAPITAL Riyadh
POPULATION 34,858,507
AREA 2,150,000 km2
CURRENCY Saudi riyal

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When to go

With an arid desert climate and searing temperatures in summer (up to 50°C in some places), Saudi Arabia is best visited in the winter months between late October and early March when temperatures are milder (mid-high 20s during the day). However, the Asir Mountains in the southwest of the country experience heavy fog in the winter and should be visited before November or after February. 

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