Luxury Retreat at the Red Sea Saudi Arabia

  • 3 Days

Description

The St. Regis Red Sea Resort

Geography and Climate:

  • Location: Saudi Arabia is located in the Middle East, covering most of the Arabian Peninsula and bordered by Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Yemen.
  • Climate: The climate varies from desert to semi-arid, with hot summers and mild winters. Coastal areas experience higher humidity, while inland regions are characterized by extreme heat.

Culture and Society:

  • Religion: Islam is the official religion, and Saudi Arabia is home to the two holiest cities in Islam, Mecca and Medina. The country follows Sunni Islam, and religious practices heavily influence daily life.
  • Society: Saudi society is conservative, with strict adherence to Islamic laws and customs. Family values, hospitality, and respect for elders are deeply ingrained cultural traits.
  • Dress Code: The dress code is modest, with both men and women expected to dress modestly in public. Women traditionally wear abayas (long cloaks) and cover their heads with hijabs.

Economy and Resources:

  • Oil Economy: Saudi Arabia has one of the world’s largest oil reserves and is a leading exporter of petroleum. The oil industry plays a central role in the country’s economy.
  • Economic Diversification: In recent years, Saudi Arabia has focused on diversifying its economy beyond oil, investing in sectors such as tourism, technology, and renewable energy.
  • Vision 2030: The Vision 2030 initiative aims to transform Saudi Arabia’s economy and society, promoting tourism, cultural development, and entrepreneurship.

Cities and Landmarks:

  • Riyadh: The capital city is a modern metropolis with skyscrapers, shopping malls, and cultural attractions like the National Museum and Al-Masmak Fortress.
  • Jeddah: Located on the Red Sea coast, Jeddah is known for its historic district (Al-Balad), waterfront promenades, and diverse cuisine.
  • Mecca and Medina: These cities are pilgrimage sites for Muslims worldwide. Mecca hosts the annual Hajj pilgrimage, while Medina is home to the Prophet’s Mosque and significant Islamic heritage sites.
  • Historical Sites: Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Diriyah, the ancient city of Al-Hijr (Madain Salih), and the rock art of the Hail Region.

Tourism and Recreation:

  • Umrah and Hajj: Millions of Muslims visit Saudi Arabia annually for the Umrah pilgrimage (non-mandatory) and the Hajj pilgrimage (mandatory for able Muslims at least once in their lifetime).
  • Tourist Attractions: Saudi Arabia has opened up to international tourism, with attractions such as the futuristic NEOM project, Red Sea coastline resorts, and cultural festivals like the Riyadh Season.
  • Outdoor Activities: Enjoy desert safaris, camel rides, dune bashing, and camping in the Arabian Desert. Coastal areas offer snorkeling, diving, and water sports.

Legal and Cultural Considerations:

  • Islamic Laws: Saudi Arabia follows Sharia (Islamic law), which governs various aspects of life, including social behavior, dress codes, and business practices.
  • Gender Segregation: Public spaces often have separate areas for men and women. Women’s rights and social norms are evolving, with recent reforms allowing women to drive and participate in more public activities.
  • Respect for Customs: Visitors should respect local customs, dress modestly, refrain from public displays of affection, and adhere to Islamic laws and cultural sensitivities.

Saudi Arabia offers a unique blend of ancient traditions, modern development, natural beauty, and religious significance, making it a compelling destination for travelers interested in exploring the heart of the Arab world.

Duration

3 Days

Group Size

Per Person

Language

English

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Validity: upto 30th August 2024 Notes:

  • Prices are per person on twin sharing basis
  • Peak season surcharges may apply
  • GST & TCS Will be applicable
  • T8C Apply

Included

  • 2 Nights accommodation at The St. Regis Red Sea Resort
  • Breakfast
  • 2 Water Experiences (Kayak And Snorkeling)
  • Return airport transfers on E-car Lucid/Mercedes & Speed boat

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