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Boasting a rich history, the desert country of Saudi Arabia is home to the holiest places of Islam: Mecca and Jeddah. Nevertheless, it is also bustling, modern and full of high-rise buildings and shopping malls. Choose Air Europa and book your Saudi Arabia flights on our official website to see what all the fuss is about!
Discover Some of the Best Sights in Saudi Arabia
Besides its beautiful appearance, this metropolis is the largest port on the Red Sea. Take a walk along the Corniche, a promenade full of sculptures and also where most outdoor municipal events take place. There are plenty of beaches in the area if you’re looking to kick back and relax.
Visit Biet Nassif, one of the oldest structures in Jeddah. The Red Sea Mall offers a huge array of shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities for hours of fun. The Jeddah Flagpole is the tallest unsupported flagpole in the world, at 171 metres. Take a trip to King Fahd's Fountain later in the day and marvel at its impressive display.
Saudi Arabian Cuisine
Expand your taste buds when you visit this unique country. Saudi Arabian natives are very traditional and as a result, much of their cuisine is unchanged from centuries ago. Varieties of bread including fatir (flat bread) and hawayij (spiced bread) are common, and staple dishes include kapsa (chicken and rice with vegetables) and tabbouleh (a salad made of parsley, bulgur, tomatoes, garlic, and lemon). Other important parts of a Saudi Arabian diet include dates, hummus and Hawayij (a spice blend). Tea and coffee are popular, as is a cooling yogurt drink known as Laban. If you are planning to eat out, be sure to read up on the dining etiquette before travelling!
The Weather in Saudi Arabia
The desert climate covers most of Saudi Arabia, except some areas of the southwest. The country sees only one season: summer. The hottest months are May to September, when the temperature is an average of 39 °C. It cools down a bit in December and January to a toasty 19 °C, so you don’t need to worry about getting cold. There’s also little to no rainfall, so leave the umbrella behind. Just make sure you pack sun cream and light layers.
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