Saudi Arabia Flights GuideKnown as the birthplace of Islam, Saudi Arabia is a desert country that enjoys coastlines on the Red Sea and Persian (Arabian) Gulf. The two most sacred mosques in the world, Masjid al-Haram and Masjid an-Nabawi, can be found here. The country's extremely rich historical relevance makes its buzzing, metropolitan capital, Riyadh, a striking complement. The city boasts the third-tallest skyscraper in the country, called the Kingdom Centre. A 99-story, 100+ meter high tower, this spectacular feat of human engineering offers sweeping, panoramic views of the country.
Saudi Arabia is a desert climate, experiencing extreme heat during the day followed by a significant drop in temperature at night. The best time to visit the country depends where you're going and what you want to do--for most of the country, March or November will yield a pleasant climate, but for the northern parts, April or October are better. For travelers specifically wanting a beach vacation along the Persian Gulf, November is when you want to touch down in King Fahd International. Travelers to Riyadh will want to arrive in King Khalid International.