Celebrate Eid Amidst Nature: 5 Must-Visit Nature Reserves & Resorts in Saudi

Celebrate Eid Amidst Nature: 5 Must-Visit Nature Reserves & Resorts in Saudi

While you are experiencing the spiritually enriching experience of Ramadan, Eid is just around the corner and now is the right time to start planning a perfect celebration with your family.
A destination like no other, Saudi offers a diverse range of breathtaking landscapes, pristine well-preserved environments, and a distinct wildlife. Saudi’s stunning natural landscape spans mountains, deserts, and sea with a 1,800km coastline.

Celebrate by weaving Saudi’s picture-perfect landscapes and phenomenal nature into your Eid festivities and create memories with your family that you will cherish forever.

Al Ahsa Oasis, Al Hasa

This Eid, surround yourself and your family with the lush greenery, natural springs and lively markets of Al Ahsa. Home to one of the biggest oases in the world and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Al Ahsa boasts tall, beautiful date palms. Take a break and fully immerse yourself in nature as you climb the limestone hills of Al Qarah, reaching the top to digest the spectacular view it offers before exploring the hive of caves and passageways cut into the rock.

Next, you can make your way to Al Ahsa National Park for a family picnic, or go to the King Abdullah Environment Park and enjoy the water fountain light shows as well as the playgrounds, football stadium, mazes and theater.

Don’t leave without experiencing Yellow Lake’s (also known as Asfar Lake) unforgettable captivating view from sitting on golden sand dunes, bonding with your family, and creating lasting memories. Before you leave, you and your family can take a stroll through Souq Al Qaisariya, one of the oldest markets in Saudi, to stock up on spices, traditional scents, and souvenirs to take back.

You can also book a tour here starting from SAR 700 for a group of 5 people if you’re looking for a guided adventure where you will visit Dar Altorath Museum, Al Qarah Mountain, take a tour of Prince’s School museum and indulge a delightful lunch at a local house for a truly authentic experience among other stops.

Jabal Shada, Al Baha

Located about an hour and a half from Al Baha by car, the Jabal Shada nature reserve is a lesser-explored biodiversity hot spot where unusual rock formations and flora and fauna common to the region are found. It is home to unique geological formations of caves that are engraved with Thamudic writings and drawings that date back 3,000 years.

To visit Jabal Shada, head out for a short road trip with your family so you can make the most of your time together. And to fully immerse yourself in this experience and live amidst the nature and beauty of the caves of some of the world’s oldest geological formations on the planet (dating back 763 million years!), you can book yourself and your family a cave resort.

You and your family can enjoy the comforts of modern living as the cave resorts include bedrooms, kitchens, and balconies with breathtaking views, and simultaneously explore Jabal Shada’s natural wonders.

Choose from a variety of activities to book and do together as a family including hiking, climbing and biking, where you might be able to spot the endangered Arabian Leopard on your next hike.

Sharaan Nature Reserve, AlUla

Covering 1,500 square kilometres, the beautiful Sharaan Nature Reserve is a treasure trove of natural wonders, and one that is the perfect spot for you and your family to explore this Eid.

Book a 4×4 adventure through Safari Sharaan so you and your family can sit back and relax as a professional guide drives you across this protected area of red-rock canyons, broad valleys, open desert areas and rocky outcrops. You will enjoy viewing natural sandstone structures and deciphering ancient symbols and rock carvings while also spotting some red-necked ostriches, Arabian ibex, and Idmi gazelles among many other animals.

With Banyan Tree AlUla’s offer Pay 2 Stay 3, you and your family can enjoy the serenity of a spacious private villa and enjoy family time like never before. Adding an entertainment layer to your nature experience, enjoy Feykom Tarab: The Miami Show, a full-on theatrical musical performance, hosted by the Maraya, celebrating the region’s top band and their phenomenal journey over the years on the 12th of April with your family.

Nofa Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Resort

Make the most of your Eid this year and indulge in an unforgettable experience with their Eid offer of a 20% discount at the Nofa Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Resort where you can relax in secluded luxury villas complete with private gardens and swimming pools, surrounded by green lawns, sand dunes and mountains.

Connect with nature on a whole new level at the Resort’s incredible Wildlife Park and spot Asian elephants, Grevy’s zebras, Arabian oryx and giraffes.

Unwind in style with your family at Nofa’s on-site 39-seat theater, and enjoy daily movie screenings at your leisure, or have a family competition at The Nofa Bowling Alley. Younger children can enjoy at the Kids’ Adventure Park, an exciting indoor park with action-packed games and a playground.

Aseel Resort, Diriyah, Riyadh

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind family experience that merges nature, heritage and luxury, Aseel Resort is the answer. Nestled in Diriyah, the City of Earth, Aseel Resort was created as an ode to Saudi’s history and Najd’s beautiful artistry, making it the perfect location for an intimate or extended family gathering for Eid, immersed in heritage and nature.

Based on the size of your gathering (anywhere from 6 people to 75), Aseel Resort offers you 6 varying farms to choose from, each one decorated with stunning Saudi artistry and ornate craftsmanship made by locals.

Whether you take a dip in the farm’s private pool, or enjoy game nights with your family at the indoor majlis, you are bound to create memories that will last you a lifetime.


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