18 Dec 2023
GUIDE TO SAUDI ARABIA : PLANNING A ONE WEEK TRIP
Posted by: Atlas Tours and Travels Pvt Ltd

GUIDE TO SAUDI ARABIA: PLANNING  A ONE WEEK TRIP 

A once-insulated country, Saudi Arabia is going through a renaissance of sorts. As the country gradually opens up to leisure tourism, we keep getting more and more requests for planning a trip to Saudi Arabia. We visited the country a couple of months ago and thought this would be the perfect time to share our experience here. We hope this guide will help you plan a perfect trip to Saudi Arabia

Visas Unlike a few years ago, tourist visas are now being issued for people who want to visit Saudi Arabia for tourism purposes. You can find all the details here: Saudi Arabia Visa and can also peruse Atlas Tours and travels website for visa assistance, hotel bookings, and flights for Saudi Arabia. 

Getting Around in Saudi Arabia .We love travelling independently. However, in this particular instance we would recommend booking a cab with a driver/guide for your time in Saudi Arabia. This is for many reasons – but primarily because locals know the best viewpoints, self-driving in the desert is not always the best option, and also many menus and hotel listings in the countryside villages are not in English. For these reasons, it is best to have a local accompanying you when you explore Saudi Arabia. 

Packing for Saudi Arabia. You will need regular summer clothes – linen trousers, cotton shirts, maxi dresses etc. – along with light woolens for this itinerary as it includes mountain villages as well. It is not mandatory for women visitors to wear abayas or cover their hair, except when they are visiting mosques. However do make sure your shoulders and knees are always covered to respect local customs. You can pack a range of free flowing kaftans, maxi dresses, trousers, and flow full-sleeved shirts for your trip to Saudi Arabia.