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The culture of Saudi Arabia is a rich one that has been shaped by its Islamic heritage, its historical role as an ancient trade center, and its Bedouin traditions.

Saudi society has experienced tremendous development over the past several decades. The Saudi people have taken their values and traditions – their customs, hospitality and even their style of dress – and adapted them to the modern world.

The Crossroads of the World

Located at the center of important ancient trade routes, the Arabian people were enriched by many different civilizations. As early as 3,000 BC, Arabian merchants were part of a far-reaching trade network that extended to south Asia, the Mediterranean and Egypt. They served as a vital link between India and the Far East on one side, and Byzantium and the Mediterranean lands on the other.

The introduction of Islam in the 7th century AD further defined the region’s culture. Within a century of its birth in the Arabian Peninsula, Islam had spread west to the Atlantic Ocean and east to India and China. It fostered a dynamic period of great learning in culture, science, philosophy and the arts known as the Islamic “Golden Age.”

And every year for the past 14 centuries, Muslim pilgrims from around the world travel to holy sites in Makkah and Madinah, further enriching the region’s culture. The pilgrims brought ivory from Africa and carpets from the East, and took local goods back to their homelands.

When the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was formed in 1932, King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman dedicated himself to preserving Arab traditions and culture, and his sons and successors have done the same.


A unique experience awaits adventurers in the beautiful, mountainous region of Sabt Al Alayah. Hiking straight into the heart of unspoiled nature, travelers will trek along trails leading up to the highest peaks the area has to offer, exploring and navigating alongside a group of professional hikers. With 4 different departure times: early risers can head out at dawn, while afternoon slots are available for later explorers, the day is sure to be well-spent in the cool, natural wilderness. After selecting a suitable start time, enjoy a 3-hour climb into sweet-smelling forests with paths that lead up to a stunning view of the beautiful surroundings. – Package prices are per person.

What’s included

  • First aid
  • Snacks
  • Guide
  • What’s not included
  • Transportation

  • Meals

Itinerary Details

  • Day 1
    • 6:00 AMThe launch of the first excursion to the Shaibana Dam on Saturday
    • 9:00 AMThe launch of the second excursion to the Shaibana Dam on Saturday
    • 12:00 PMThe launch of the third excursion to the Shaibana Dam on Saturday
    • 3:00 PMThe launch of the fourth excursion to the Shaibanah Dam on Saturdays