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3rd May 2020 by The Wandering Quinn

The best way to see Madinah

There are many things to see in Madinah Saudi Arabia as well as the very famous Al Haram / Al Masjid An Nabawi and I found that the best way to see these Madinah attractions are by using the Madinah Hop On Hop Off Bus which goes to Ohud Mountain, Masjid Quba, Al Noor Mall and more BOOK YOUR HOP ON HOP OFF BUS IN MADINAH......

3rd May 2020 by The Wandering Quinn

Madinah first impressions as a non-Muslim

There is a lot of confusion as to whether non-muslims can visit Madinah aka Medina in Saudi Arabia, however after researching I found that Non-Muslims can visit, so I took the bus from Jeddah to Madinah on my own as a solo British female traveller to see what Madinah was like as I had always felt very drawn to this city. I spent my first evening in Madinah walking around Al-Haram / Al-Masjid An Nabawi and the nearby streets and shops. What I really loved about Madinah on first impressions...

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29th May 2020 by The Wandering Quinn

How to travel Saudi Arabia on a budget

With Saudi Arabia newly opened to tourists, it seems that it’s the intrepid backpackers like myself wanting to see what this closed-off Kingdom is like over the traveller with plenty of money. We associate ‘backpacking’ with ‘budget travel’, so can you backpack Saudi Arabia and can you travel Saudi Arabia on a budget?Well, I will tell you now that Saudi is NOT a budget destination, at least not right now whilst it gets used to tourism....

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20th January 2021 by The Wandering Quinn

How to visit the Riyadh diplomatic quarter: Things to do

Whether you’re a tourist in Riyadh looking for where to go in Riyadh, or a local in Riyadh visiting one of the many Embassies located in the Diplomatic Quarter Riyadh. Here is how to get to the Diplomatic Quarter, things to do in Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter and how to visit the Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh....

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20th January 2021 by The Wandering Quinn

Things to do in Riyadh as a tourist, but like a local

From my experience of being a visitor and tourist in Riyadh in 2020, there are 2 ways to see Riyadh when looking into things to do in Riyadh – as a tourist and as a local. Whilst there are a few tourist attractions in Riyadh that I do recommend you visit, I suggest, in order to really enjoy your time in Riyadh, you shouldn’t focus on these too much as part of your things to do in Riyadh and instead attend as many local events that are on, have a walk around a shopping mall and visit the...

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20th January 2021 by The Wandering Quinn

Riyadh travel guide For tourists to Saudi Arabia

I first visited Riyadh in January 2020 just a few months after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia opened up for tourists. I loved my 2.5 weeks in Saudi Arabia based in Riyadh so much that 2 weeks after leaving, I was back and I spent all of February based in Riyadh with my new friends from the capital city....

1st February 2020 by The Wandering Quinn

10 ways Saudi Arabia has surprised me

After spending 2.5 weeks in Saudi Arabia as an independent solo traveller I didn't think I could do a full Saudi Arabia travel tips video as there is so much more to the country than I experienced however here are 10 ways Saudi has surprised me in a positive and negative way! Positive: 1 - It's very different to what I thought. 2 - Things really are changing. 3 - I've felt totally safe. 4 - People here have been very friendly. 5 - I have more respect for Islam. Negative: 1 - It's...