Question No-4: What Are The Best Things To Do For Expats Children In Saudi Arabia?
Expats Life In KSA: Part 4: Saudi Arabia is a tourist country full of benefits that most people do not know. That’s why it’s the perfect place for foreigners who want to move into a new home. Except being the holy place for the MUSLIMS worldwide, many expats wish to visit KSA. Yearly hundred thousand visitors visit SAUDI ARABIA, which includes Pilgrims and expats.
From ancient villages to inherited theme parks, we see some of the best things to do with children in Saudi Arabia.
If you are going to Saudi Arabia with a young family and are anxious about entertaining your children, do not do so. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a lot to offer them. To impress you and your family, here is a selection of the best things to do with your little ones.
So, are you ready to see the best of Saudi Arabia with the whole family? Here we have provided a list of 8 beautiful places you must visit with your entire family. Don’t forget to share it with your friends and family.
- AL SHALLAL THEME PARK
- MASMAK FORTRESS:
- FAKEIH AQUARIUM:
- USHAIQER HERITAGE VILLAGE.
- QUAD BIKING AT RED SAND TALES:
- KINGDOM CENTER:
- ATALLAH HAPPYLAND IMAGINATION PARK:
- KING ABDULLAH PARK:
(1)- Al Shallal Theme Park:
With over one million visitors each year, Al Shallal Amusement Park is a favorite destination for adventurous families. The park covers 60,000 square meters on Jeddah’s famous Corniche, making it ideal for evening entertainment. From full-throttle roller coasters to soft tea rides, the park is a thrill for every taste. Many amusements, shops, and international food stores are present both inside and outside. In case if you want to cool down, there is also an ice rink. Wednesdays are for women and children only, so plan to avoid disappointment.
(2)- Masmak Fortress:
If you want to introduce your little ones to the history of their new home, look no further than MASMAK Castle. Located in the historical heart of Riyadh, this magnificent fort played an essential role in the history of the kingdom and dates back to 1865. The MASMAK Museum is free for visitors. However, the castle is only open to families at certain times of the week, so make sure you check before you visit.
(3)- Fakeih Aquarium:
Marine life is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Saudi Arabia, don’t confuse it with the whole desert. With about 1,800 km of the Red Sea coastline, the country has a rich and colorful underwater ecosystem. If your kids are too young for scuba diving, why not take them to the FAKEIH Aquarium along Jeddah’s Corniche. From seagulls to sharks, you can get up close and personal with all kinds of creatures under the waves. And your family will feel like deep blue ocean explorers with the ever-popular Dolphin Show.
(4)- Ushaiqer Heritage Village.
If your kids have a keen interest in history, then we think you should take them to USHAIQER HERITAGE VILLAGE. The historical village will provide you and your children to learn a glimpse of how people lived in Najd in the 17th and 18th centuries. Start with the Visitor Center before walking through the village’s aerial streets and alleys, mud houses, and mosques of the past. Here, you can either hire a guide at the Visitor Center or choose to experience USHAIQER with the help of friendly locals who are happy to talk about your home. It is a memorable thing for children in Saudi Arabia.
(5)- Quad Biking At Red Sand Tales:
If you need to avoid the hustle and bustle of the city, then why not explore the other side of Saudi Arabia by quad biking on Red Sand Tennis. A short distance from Riyadh, you will soon meet vendors along the highway renting quad bikes of all sizes and shapes. Once you have chosen your sand buggy, you can go to the dunes. Guides are usually available and offer small motorbikes for children on rent. Be aware, though, that prices and crowds on the dunes can vary significantly. Saturdays are generally quiet, and quad bike fares are usually cheaper when you drive out of town.
(6)- Kingdom Center:
Walking over Riyadh, the 99-story Kingdom Center is a great place for the whole family. There are many luxury hotels and apartments where you will find plenty of food and imported items. However, the real magic of the Kingdom Center can get found in the air, 300 meters above the exciting Sky Bridge. The 65-meter bridge between the two sides of the Tower offers spectacular views of the capital, especially at night. Be careful, though; the Sky Bridge is not for unconscious hearts or those who are dizzy!
(7)- Atallah Happyland Imagination Park:
An alluring popular attraction along Jeddah’s Corniche Waterfront is the ATALLAH Happyland Park. The park is one of the largest amusement parks in Saudi Arabia, with over 100 rides in and out. In addition to the usual amusement park, there is an ice rink, bowling alley, and even a climbing wall if you feel active. Inside this park, there are several dining options as well as gift shops. The park is open daily until 2 a.m. and is located near the Cell Island Resort.
(8)- King Abdullah Park:
In the centre of the Saudi capital is King Abdullah Park’s Green Oasis. Flawless lawns are surrounded by vast trees that are perfect for cycling and walking. There are also children’s play areas and coffee cafes where you can grab something to cool off. The park’s star is a fountain of catchy singing – yes, that’s right, when the sun goes down, the colorful fountains on the park’s central lake come alive in a spectacular show of music and light. Grab a picnic and stay for the show.