Updated 02 September 2023
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6 must-visit beaches in Saudi Arabia

6 must-visit beaches in Saudi Arabia

Craving a trip to the beach? Here are some places to visit in Saudi Arabia with family and friends.

  • Umluj

    For a relaxed day, paddle around in the crystal-clear waters of what is known as the Maldives of Saudi Arabia, go scuba diving, or just chill out on Umluj’s sandy shores.

  • Al-Fanateer

    Jubail’s worst-kept secret is this lively beach with azure waters and powdery sand. It has jogging tracks, fountains, and restaurants, and boat rides are available at sunset.

  • Uqair

    Uqair beach is ideal for a family getaway in the winter months. Visitors can catch fish and then cook them on one of the barbeque counters. There is also a playground for kids.

  • Farasan

    Around 40 km from the city of Jazan lies an archipelago made up of more than 80 islands, the largest being Farasan. Known for its biodiversity, its waters are home to pristine coral reefs and many species of fish, making them a magnet for divers.

  • Half-moon

    Named after its crescent shape, this pristine, picturesque beach is not to be missed when in Dammam. It has an amusement park for kids along with running, jogging, and cycling tracks.

  • Yanbu Al-Bahr

    This beach in Yanbu offers a range of watersports including jet skiing, scuba diving, sailing, swimming, and snorkeling, and visitors can also experience a relaxing Red Sea boat ride.