Domestic tourism in Saudi Arabia
The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities supports many festivals that provide recreational, cultural, social, and heritage activities throughout the country; This is due to the role of domestic tourism in contributing to the total domestic income of the Kingdom, at the level of the Kingdom and its cities, including Riyadh, Najran, Buraydah, Jizan, Qurayyat, Al-Jawf, Taif, and Tabuk, in addition to organizing the famous Okaz market .
Features of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia occupies an important strategic location due to its location between two seas and two continents, with an area of 2.1 million square meters, and its natural landscapes, in addition to other historical, cultural and religious attractions, making it one of the most attractive countries for tourists. The domestic budget of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2017 amounted to 689 billion dollars, placing it in the list of high-income countries.
Tourist places in Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has many tourist places, including the following:
The Grand Mosque: The Grand Mosque is characterized by a very important historical and religious position; This is due to the presence of the Kaaba in it, which pilgrims visit from all parts of the world, in addition to the presence of the well of Zamzam, which is 20 meters from the Kaaba.
Al-Masjid an-Nabawi: It is an Islamic building and a destination for Muslims in the world. It is located in Medina, and is characterized by its green dome, beautiful canopies, and wonderful architecture.
The Royal Saudi Air Force Museum: It is a museum that was established in Riyadh in 1920 AD to attract many visitors and travelers and shed light on the Air Force, handicrafts, historical facts and figures, and includes an external garden, in addition to an internal museum where Saudi aircraft are displayed with a detailed explanation of the history of aviation. Saudi.
Kingdom Tower: The Kingdom Tower is one of the most important landmarks of the Saudi city of Jeddah, and is the tallest building that attracts many visitors from all over the world, with a length of about a kilometer, and it forms a skyscraper that includes hotels and office spaces, in addition to a beautiful circular balcony with a glass floor that shows the Red Sea through it easily.
Al-Tayebat International City: It is a museum located in Jeddah. It includes 300 rooms in 12 different buildings. It consists of blocks of limestone and coral-red stones. The museum contains many elements that shed light on the culture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Such as manuscripts, books, and miscellaneous equipment.
The King's Fountain: The King's Fountain is the tallest fountain in the world. It is located in the city of Jeddah on the Red Sea, and its height reaches 853 meters. The fountain uses salty sea water.
Mada'in Saleh: Mada'in Saleh is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is an area that includes rock carvings, and wells that contained fresh water in the past.
It is located 300 kilometers from the city of Jeddah.
Dumat al-Jandal: It is a fortress built of mud and bricks at an altitude of 610 meters. It has a majestic history that attracts archaeologists and tourists.