Royal Saudi Air Force Museum (East Ring Branch Road, between exits 10 and 11, Riyadh 12451) – this spacious museum contains a mix of models and real aircraft, including a number of warplanes previously in use by the Royal Saudi Air Force (together with explanatory videos in Arabic & English). Along with the aircraft, there […]
National Museum of Saudi Arabia (King Faisal Road, King Abdul Aziz Historical Centre, Riyadh 12631) – this museum is one of the purest gems of Riyadh. Located in Al-Muraba at the King Abdul Aziz Historical Center is this excellent spot that will not only entertain its visitors but teach them a couple of interesting details […]
Masjid Quba (Quba Mosque, Al Hijrah Road, Al Khatim, Medina 42318) – this is the 3rd of Medina’s holy mosques. It claims a special place among Muslim worshippers due to its importance in Islamic history, having been built in the first year of the Islamic calendar. Like other mosques, this one went through periodic renovations […]
Masjid an-Nabawi (Prophet’s Mosque) (King Abdul Aziz Road, Al Haram, Medina) – this is another major pilgrimage site for Muslims. This mosque was originally built by the Prophet Mohamed himself and is now one of the largest ones in the world. The mosque was expanded many times over the years, in the reign of the […]
Masjid al-Haram (First Ring Road, Mecca 24231) — the Great Mosque of Mecca, also known as the Haram Mosque, is a mosque that surrounds the Kaaba in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This is one of the main destinations of Muslim pilgrims that are visiting Mecca.
Maqbaratul Baqi (King Abdul Aziz Road, Al Haram, Medina 42311)– located southeast of the Prophet’s Mosque, this cemetery is the resting place of many of the Prophet Mohamed’s relatives and early Islamic caliphs.
Makkah Clock Royal Tower (King Abdul Aziz Endowment, Ajyad Street, Mecca 24231) – built in 2012, this hotel can only be described in superlatives: the tallest hotel, the largest indoor space (1.6 million square meters for the total project), and one of the tallest buildings in the world. Soaring above the clock is a beautiful […]
Kingdom Center (King Fahd Road, Riyadh) — the tallest building in Saudi Arabia during the 2000s, the Kingdom center’s mixed-use tower exhibits a unique design chosen to symbolize the city of Riyadh: a simple elliptical tower topped with a curved opening where a 200-foot-long observatory bridge spans an inverted catenary arch (offering unlimited views of […]
King Abdul Aziz Historical Centre (King Faisal Road, Al Murabba, Riyadh 12631) – this site is anchored by Murabba Palace, a royal fortress dating to the mid-20th century. The complex is also home to the modern-designed National Museum (which features interactive exhibits tracing Arabian history and culture from prehistoric times).
Kaaba (Mecca) – the Kaaba, also referred to as al-Kaʿbah al-Musharrafah, is a building at the center of Islam’s most important mosque, Great Mosque of Mecca, in the Hejazi city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is a cloth-covered cubic structure that is Islam’s most sacred shrine.