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Saudi’s Hottest Hotels for Summer 2024: Enjoy Eid in these Spectacular Summer Destinations Across Saudi

Saudi Arabia

This Eid, visit Saudi, an authentic destination with deep-rooted heritage, a vibrant culture, a true spirit of hospitality and a thriving summer program. A series of exciting new properties set in spectacular locations elevate this offering, catering to every budget and perfectly blending tradition, culture and modernity.

Book a family getaway this summer and visit the highlands of Saudi in the southern region that are characterized by unique climatic, natural, and cultural diversity, with temperatures averaging 24°C during summer in the Aseer region. Enjoy authentic and vibrant experiences in the villages extending from Taif and Al Baha to Aseer, along with thrilling events and activities happening throughout summer.

Red Sea Global is pioneering a brand-new luxury regenerative tourism destination—one of the world’s last true hidden treasures. The Red Sea is surrounded by the world’s fourth-largest barrier reef system and spans over 28,000 square kilometers, featuring pristine beaches, dormant volcanoes, sweeping desert dunes, mountain canyons, and historical cultural sites.

Historical Jeddah boasts the antique designs of balconies, stone walkways, and ancient sidewalks as Jeddah unearths secrets that have inspired artists, writers, pilgrims, and visitors alike for hundreds of years. Soak in magnificent sunsets shimmering off the divine Red Sea shores and enjoy magical diving experiences featuring untouched, colorful coral reefs.

From remote desert getaways to exclusive beach resorts, this Eid book a getaway to one of Saudi’s roster of unique yet stunning hotels that boast a wealth of enviable and exclusive locations.  

Bayat Hotel, Aseer

Located only 15 minutes away from the airport, Bayat Hotel is well-known for its hospitality, a value that is thoroughly reflected in their services. Enjoy the hotel’s luxurious contemporary style bedrooms and suites inspired by authentic Saudi hospitality and fully equipped with the latest technology. Try the hotel’s Sky Point restaurant boasting a majestic view of the Aseer city with a taste of international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or after a long day of external excursions, pamper yourself with Bayat’s different spa options; choose from their signature treatments or opt for an Ayurvedic treatment that promises to rejuvenate you for another day of activities in Aseer.

Soak up the culture from local folklore, street art, and markets, and meet the Flower Men, adorned with floral crowns and practicing age-old customs and enjoy nature and wildlife with its rich biodiversity.

Room rates starting at SAR 1500 per night.

Abha Palace Hotel, Aseer

Abha Palace Hotel offers an exquisite blend of luxury and cultural heritage in one of Saudi’s most picturesque cities. Located on the Red Sea coast within the Sarawat Mountains, Saudi’s longest mountain range, Aseer is a hidden gem boasting rich heritage, unique tourism locations, and a fruitful natural landscape. Known for its breezy temperature, averaging 24°C during summer, Abha provides a scenic backdrop for a memorable stay. The hotel features elegantly designed rooms and suites, each offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and lakes. Home to Saudi’s tallest peak, Al Soudah at 3,000 meters, its lush, green mountains are an adventure playground for hikers, paragliders, cyclists, kayakers, and more.

Room rates starting at SAR 571 per night.

 Intercontinental, Taif

Intercontinental Taif, located in the picturesque city of Taif, offers a luxurious retreat that seamlessly blends modern amenities with traditional charm. Known as the ‘City of Roses’ for its exquisite gardens and rosewater production, Taif’s cool climate and rich cultural heritage make it an ideal destination for a summer getaway. Indulge in a variety of dining options, savoring both international and local cuisines, and enjoy amenities such as a fitness center, swimming pool, and business facilities. Personalized touches abound, from chocolates in airport transfers to fragrant incense in rooms, creating a home away from home experience. Explore the city’s historical sites, including Shubra Palace and Al Rudaf Park, partake in cultural festivals like the Taif Rose Festival, and enjoy natural attractions such as Al Hada Mountain and Saiysad National Park.

Room rates at Intercontinental Taif start at SAR 1,080 per night.

 Cloud City Hotel, Al Baha

Cloud City Hotel in Al Baha offers a blend of modern comfort and natural beauty. Located 44 km from Al Baha Airport, it offers easy access to local attractions and activities. Surrounded by captivating nature, guests can encounter stunning beauty around the hotel, including the Raghadan Forest, adorned with flowers, and green mountain summits often embraced by fog. Al Baha experiences moderate summer weather and rainy winters, with remnants of its rich history still visible in the highlands. The province is filled with dense forests, mountains, waterfalls, and captivating valleys, showcasing ancient traditions through its traditional dishes, historical villages, heritage museums, and popular markets.

Room rates start at SAR 800 per night.

Nujuma, A Ritz Carlton Reserve The Red Sea 

The newly opened Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is situated on a pristine set of private islands, marking the brand’s debut in the Middle East. Nestled within the captivating Blue Hole cluster, this resort features thriving coral reefs beneath the surface and an endless tapestry of stars above. Nujuma, inspired by the Arabic word for ‘stars,’ seamlessly blends intuitive and heartfelt service with stunning natural beauty and indigenous design. The resort offers 63 one-to-four-bedroom water and beach villas, designed to harmonize with the unspoiled natural environment. Guests can indulge in a lavish spa, swimming pools, a range of restaurants, and a retail area. Explore this unique, diverse, and culturally rich region with a sunrise hike amidst mountains and canyons, followed by a delightful lunch on a secluded island. At night, unwind under magnificent dark skies and soak in the pristine natural beauty of the sea.

Room rates start at SAR 10,000 per night.

Beit Jokhdar, Beit Al Rayess and Beit Kedwan, Al Balad, Jeddah

Al Balad Historic District has launched three luxurious boutique hotels in an area of great historical and cultural significance, protected by UNESCO heritage status. Set in historic properties, each hotel has been carefully reinvigorated by a hand-picked team of historians, local artists, carpenters, and architects, using locally sourced materials. These three properties thoughtfully reflect their original layout and design while offering luxurious and effortlessly chic modernity. You can delight in authentic local fare served at the central restaurant and marvel at bespoke touches. Everything from the chocolates in their airport transfer to the scent of incense in their room is personalized, offering a home away from home.

Room rates start at SAR 2,000 per night.

Truly, it has never been easier to visit Saudi – visa initiatives have been continuously developed, with the eVisa program now including 66 countries and special administrative regions, and the GCC residents visa and free 96-hour Stopover Visa. UK, US, or Schengen visa holders, as well as residents of the UK, US, or European Union countries, are eligible for the instant eVisa. Find out what type of visa you need here.

Visit Saudi has partnered with Anghami, the largest music-sharing app in the MENA region, to curate four exclusive summer playlists as part of Saudi’s Summer Program. The Red Sea Beach Vibes, Mountain Disconnect, AlUla Wellness, and City Summer Weekends playlists capture the essence of Saudi’s summer destinations to enhance your weekend getaways and trips to disconnect in Saudi. Discover the perfect soundtrack for your summer by searching “Saudi Summer Sounds” on Anghami.

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