In a remarkable fusion of luxury and leisure, Saudi Arabia continues to emerge as one of the most captivating regional travel destinations. With its diverse landscapes and rich culture, the Kingdom boasts a range of enchanting experiences that cater to immersive weekend getaways, adventurous escapes, and relaxing retreats.
From the vibrant streets of Jeddah to the bustling ports of Yanbu, this curated selection of must-see and top destinations in Saudi Arabia promise to bring the best of the Kingdom’s nature, architecture, and gastronomy to the fore, with thoughtfully designed IHG Hotels & Resorts properties available for guests’ convenience across each of the signature spots.
Top Travel Destinations in Saudi Arabia
Travel to Saudi Arabia is especially accessible through the end of August, as SAUDIA – its flagship carrier – has announced 50 percent off economy and business class tickets for flights between the Kingdom and the airline’s international destinations.
Nestled on the Red Sea’s shoreline, Jeddah serves as a hub of history and heritage.
The timeless charm of the Al-Balad district and its souks meets the cutting-edge marvels of the King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture, creating a cultural journey that transcends time.
The city’s iconic Corniche, fringed by blue waters and promenades, inspires further wonder of the surrounding attractions. As a crossroad of culture, commerce, and creativity, Jeddah stands as a testament to Saudi Arabia’s future, while honouring its storied past.
Hotels in Jeddah
IHG Hotels & Resorts owns four properties in Jeddah, each with a distinct flair and line-up of amenities: InterContinental Hotels Jeddah, Crowne Plaza Jeddah, Holiday Inn Jeddah Gateway, and Crowne Plaza Jeddah Al Salam.
As the dynamic capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh blends tradition and modernity for a uniquely Arabian experience.
Featuring golden desert sands, buzzing city souks, and contemporary museums, Riyadh offers a cultural tapestry of attractions that immerses visitors in the city’s local rhythm. It is the beating heart of the Kingdom with lots to offer for both leisure and business travellers.
Hotels in Riyadh
IHG Hotels & Resorts has 12 properties throughout Riyadh, uniquely designed to cater for guest preferences around affordability, location, luxury, and amenities. InterContinental Riyadh, voco Riyadh, Crowne Plaza Riyadh Palace, and Holiday Inn Riyadh – The Business District are some of the city’s most popular stay options.
Located in the heights of the Sarawat Mountains, Taif is a hidden gem in the Kingdom’s touristic landscape. Known as the “City of Roses,” it’s characterised by its cool weather and fragrant gardens, offering visitors a tranquil setting in the rural fields of Saudi Arabia.
Taif’s farms produce citrus fruits such as grapes, berries, and figs, and the city centre features a host of historical monuments and local markets.
Hotels in Taif
The InterContinental Taif, located between the city centre and Taif Airport, blends luxury hospitality with the historic charm of the mountain destination for a uniquely immersive stay experience.
Saudi Arabia’s capital of diving, Yanbu, is one of the Kingdom’s most remarkable maritime cities on the West Coast. Divided into Yanbu Al Bahr, Yanbu Al Nakhal, and Yanbu Industrial, the underrated coastal oasis boasts a diverse range of treasures for travellers to discover.
The city blends its seafaring heritage with historical architecture, artisan shops, local cuisine, and watersport activities for an outdoor vacation underpinned by rich Arabian tradition.
Hotels in Yanbu
Holiday Inn Yanbu is located close to both the Red Sea and the Yanbu Prince Abdul Mohsen Airport, promising both convenience and proximity to the atmospheric port of Yanbu Old Town.