Top locations for a fun family trip in Saudi

A big percentage of travelers is made up of families looking for opportunities to go on trips where activities would be fun not just for the adults, but also little kids. Saudi is a very family-oriented country, so anywhere you go there will be of fun for the whole family. A stunningly photogenic and active location is just what’s needed!



At Khobar’s Science and Technology Centre (SCITECH), the exhibits are sure to capture the attention of adults and children alike. Known as Saudi’s largest public science exhibition, it boasts 350 displays divided into 6 main halls each tackling a different topic from electricity and the solar system to robots and soundwaves. The centre also holds a large 190-seat Scientific Dome IMAX theatre, where you can ride through the African savannah, dive deep among the coral reefs, or float through space; all in 3D!



The zoo is a classic family trip destination and the Riyadh Zoo offers a truly amazing experience. Made up of 55 acres, it’s sectioned according to the geographic regions specific animals originate from and includes restaurants and play areas for the kids. It features more than 1500 animals of 40 different species, so take a stroll and meet animals such as elephants, giraffes, seals, kangaroos, cheetahs, Bengal tigers, flamingoes and more! The zoo is open all days of the week including Fridays, with exclusive days for women, men and families.



Grab a ticket and hop on Madinah’s double-decker open top City Sightseeing tour bus.  This ride takes you on an hour-long tour of 11 amazing locations in the city, each with their own tour bus stop so you can hop off anywhere to explore and take the next bus when you’re ready to keep going. It also features audio guides for each location that you can listen to onboard through the included free earbuds, as well as free Wi-Fi. Tickets are valid for 24 hours, so you can take the ride as often as you’d like for a whole day.



Murjan Island in Dammam or “Coral Island” located off Corniche Road, is a hotspot for family visitors. Soak in the vitamin D rich sunrays and enjoy the waves all around you while barbecuing with the family on a laid-back picnic trip at the island. It features vibrant greens; paths for walking and jogging, biking lanes, gym area, playgrounds, a floating café in the sea, restaurant area, as well as ferry boat rides. This destination is best for those looking to unwind and enjoy a relaxing day by the sea, so don’t hesitate and plan your visit to Murjan asap!



Known as the commercial capital of Saudi, Jeddah is also home to some of the most beautiful beaches and resorts. A weekend trip at a villa by the Red Sea is sure to refresh your spirits and boost your joy. Listen to the sounds of a breeze rustling the palm tree fronds, and sip on a cool drink by the beach while the kids build sandcastles; then take a ride on a sail boat or try kayaking together. Later, have a delicious meal of your favorite cuisine at one of the beach restaurants. Top resorts offering these services include: Silver Sands, Durrat Al Arus, OIA Beach, Makarem Annakheel and Mövenpick Al Nawras.


Let us handle the stress of planning the family trip so you can focus on unwinding. We guarantee a tailored experience to suit the whole family so no one’s left out of the fun! Contact Sana Tourism now to begin.

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