Al Ula - Banyan Tree incredible pool
Jeddah old town
Al Ula - The ultra luxury Banyan Tree Resort
The Corniche in Jeddah
The lost city of Hegra
The holly city of Mecca ( Makkah ) during the pilgrimage
Al Ula - The Banyan Tree Resort
The Shangri-la . Best five star hotel in Jeddah
Jeddah Shangri-la hotel
Hegra. The Elephant Rock
Country: Saudi Arabia
Highlights: Gastronomy ★★, Art / Museums ★★, Historical sites ★★★★, Natural Beauty ★★★, Shopping ★★; Sports/Adventure ★, Geographic extremes ★, Glamour 0,
When to go: The Winter is the best time.
Where to go: Jeddah ; The holly city of Mecca and Hegra.
Downside: The religion restrictions for non-muslims.
Our Experiences: We made our hub at Jeddah, the most western life style city in the country, standing at the Red Sea shore. It looks like an U.S city with high glass buildings and american car brands and shops. Some one hour away from Jeddah there is the Holly city of Mecca. It is the Islam capital, that we always wanted to visit, as we are history lovers. We drove to the city without knowing theit is actually forbiden for Chistians. But our greatest experience was to stay in Hegra, the Nabatean lost city in the middle of the desert, in a fantastic 5-star tented hotel, One of the world´s bet hotels. Check our pictures.
Hotels we love and recommend: The Shangri-la (Jeddah) and The Banyan Tree ( Al Ula / Hegra )