The closest many people get to Saudi Arabia is via Walt Disney’s classic, Aladdin. But there's more to this country than hot Arabian nights and giant genies. Forget the magic carpet; hop a flight to Saudi Arabia and tour a land filled with history and lined with a bit of luxury.
Most people travel to Saudi Arabia for a visit to Mecca, the birthplace of the prophet Muhammed and Islam’s holiest city. In fact, all devout Muslims are supposed to make the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their life. While Mecca is highly off limits to non-Muslims, the capital city of Riyadh has much to offer tourists. Thanks to a boom in oil production and sales, cheap flights to Saudi Arabia land at one of the largest airports in the world in Riyadh. The millions of dollars in oil production paid for the city’s state-of-the-art buildings, five-star hotels and exceptional restaurant and nightlife options. While it’s not likely you’ll be whisked away on a magic carpet by an Arabian prince, it’s likely your trip to Saudi Arabia will be a memorable one.