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Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk has both white sand beaches to orange groves.

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Tabuk is one of the most important destinations in the Kingdom, home to major heritage sites.

 The city has seen a surge of tourists currently as many Saudis have opted to go to new areas and cities throughout the Kingdom because of foreign travel regulations. Families and groups can explore Tabuk’s attractions both personally or as a part of a tour group through the Saudi Winter season website, which is registered with the Saudi Tour Guides Association. Tabuk is one of the most beautiful tourist locations in the Kingdom, home to major heritage sites. Visitors riding to the city are engulfed by mesmerizing mountains with glimpses of the Red Sea to the west till they finally enter the city limits. Manar Al-Harthi, a private-sector worker in Jeddah, travelled together along with her husband and family currently and was in awe of the city’s numerous landscapes and beauty. “The city’s facilities have been amazing. You had quite a few eating places if you’d need to eat out, plenty of fresh local produce for picnics, high-quality seashores to relax and experience an outdoor excursion, and a lot extra,” she informed. “This is our first time to the place. The people are so welcoming, and we’ll be back for a 2nd visit soon.” What attracted her isn’t only the diversity of the city’s geographical features and how unspoilt it is.

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It is stated that Tabuk is the “gateway to the north,” and the relics it homes reflect the successive civilizations that inhabited it. Likewise, it is called “Tabuk Al-Ward” (Tabuk of roses) because its vast rose farms export their produce to the world. “Not only did we go to the rose farms, but we also went to the orange groves and found that we have kumquats. They have been honestly delicious, and I’ve never seen them grown right here in Saudi Arabia before. You can see how fertile the soil is as we passed by the numerous farms to get here,” she said. Tabuk has tons to discover, including the historic Tabuk Castle, one of the many archaeological sites, the old buildings of Hijaz Railway Station and Ain Sukkar, one of the city’s oldest water springs. Tour operators regularly include the most beautiful tourist oases at the Tabuk Mountains in their packages. One of these is Tayyib Asim, which is some hours from the city, 314 meters above sea level, and overlooks the Gulf of Aqaba. Its many palm trees, reeds, and clean water springs making it more like a stunning nature reserve. Tucked between towering purple sandstone escarpments and canyon peaks, Wadi Al-Disa’s valley is known for its abundance of the crystal-clear stream and palm trees. Lying about 2 hours away from the city and secluded from any pollution, the place is good for trekking and tenting out in the canyon and affords many excellent views of the heavens, a dream for stargazers.

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