With coronavirus lockdowns having been eased in Saudi Arabia, there’s no better time to swap your bedroom views for something more exciting. Last week, the Saudi government announced the reopening of domestic tourism after months of confinement—and the nation is not short of unexplored destinations for you to check out.
From Al Ula and NEOM city to Al Abha, Saudi Arabia is home to some of the world’s most stunning, and virtually unexplored destinations. And considering the country’s venture into tourism the past year, a series of luxury hotels make their debut–and they do not disappoint.
Wondering where to go? We’ve rounded up the Kingdom’s best luxury hotels for you to staycation in.
Abha Palace Hotel – Abha
You might be used to the Kingdom’s desert landscape, but the city of Abha – also known as the highlands of Saudi Arabia—is a rare, verdant sight to see. Book a stay at the Abha Palace Hotel and spend your weekend between lounging in your PJs and exploring the stunning Al-Sawda Park nearby.
Shaden Desert Resort – Al Ula
Nothing compares to the ancient city of Al Ula (even its neighbouring wonder that is Jordan’s Petra). At Shaden Desert Hotel, you’ll find yourself in the heart of the Al Ula desert, and just 11 miles from the Madain Saleh Tombs.
The Oberoi – Medina
Whether you’re planning an Umrah or just want to spend some time in the holy city of Medina, few hotels compare to The Oberoi. Located in the heart of the city, the luxury hotel is just steps away from the Prophet’s Mosque, with rooms that offer the most stunning views of it. Be sure to treat yourself to a spa treatment while you’re there too.
Dana Beach Resort – Al Khobar
Looking for the ultimate beach getaway? Get the best of the Arabian Gulf at Al Khobar’s Dana Beach Resort. Spend your days lounging on the golden sands of Half Moon Bay, complete with sparkling azure sea right in front of you.
Rosewood – Jeddah
Get the best of Jeddah with a stay at its Rosewood hotel, situated right along the Red Sea. And if you’re just lounge around your hotel room and spa, Rosewood is the ideal staycation hotel. Be sure to book a massage at their tranquil spa and make some time to watch the sunset on its rooftop restaurant.