Glowing white in the sunlight, Dhee Ayn is known as the Marble Village thanks to the rocky marble outcrop it’s built on top of. However, the houses themselves – and there are only fifty or so left today – are made of ordinary pale stone and slate, but still impress.
Carved red rock, mysterious origins, ancient tombs and gathering places make up the fascinating archaeological site of Hegra deep within the desert of AlUla.
This shallow body of water in the wetlands of the Eastern Province is surrounded by sand dunes and lush greenery and is a thriving, diverse habitat for wildlife.
Jeddah’s historic centre is famous for its intricately designed houses, built using coral from the depths of the Red Sea and boasting colorful rawasheen balconies – elaborately patterned and painted wooden structures which maximise natural light and air flow – known as mashrabiyyahs.
Measuring nearly two and a half miles (4km) wide, and stretching 250m deep, this volcanic crater rewards the time taken to get there with a lunar-like landscape that’s perhaps the most jaw-dropping in Saudi.