Tabuk is one of the most important touristic cities and the capital city of the Tabuk region, Saudi Arabia. The city hosts the impressive natural wonders of the country such as sandstone formations in Wadi Dam, unique coral reefs, miles of white sandy beaches, and touristic facilities. The history of the city dates back to 500 BC and you can see the traces of the long history everywhere you go. Tabuk has a desert climate so the average temperature in summer is 46 °C and between 5-18 °C in winter, so the best time to travel would be the cooler spring months.
Raes Lake, which is 20 minutes drive from Tabuk, is one of the most frequently visited places for romantic trips as the lake is hidden among huge mountains and surrounded by palm trees, resembling an oasis in the middle of the desert. Tayyib Al-Ism Valley is one of the most visited natural wonders of Saudi Arabia. The valley is located on the edge of the Gulf of Aqaba and has great views with 600 meters high granite masses, palm trees and reeds, it also is a popular diving area with crystal clear waters and coral reefs. For the nature-lovers, one of the must-see places is a beautiful mountainous valley, Wadi Al Disah, and Jabal al-Lawz which is surrounded by ancient archaeological sites. For desert safaris, Wadi Zeeta is a great place for adventure seekers with stunning rock formations, mountains, and dunes.
Tabuk Castle which was built in 1559, nowadays is a museum where priceless historical artifacts from the Ottoman Empire period are exhibited. Among other historical treasures, you can visit Mugha'ir Shu'ayb which is a must-see place for history enthusiasts with impressive monumental tombs carved into the rocks, and Old Hijaz Railway Station which is a historical symbol of the Ottoman period.
For those who want to get away from the crowds of the city, Prince Fahad bin Sultan Park is a great alternative that offers a magnificent view of the Red Sea, restaurants, jogging areas, and gardens with colorful flowers. For families with children, one of the best places to visit is Waterfall Park in Tabuk, where you can enjoy swimming pools, water slides, and spacious green areas.
While you travel to Tabuk, you can fly to Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Airport or you can take direct or connected busses from all over Saudi Arabia so that you can enjoy dishes from Arabian and international cuisine from several high-end restaurants and stay in comfortable hotels of Tabuk.
Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz - Tabuk Regional Airport
Tabuk Regional Airport or Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Airport (IATA: TUU) is located on King Abdulaziz Road, and formerly it was a military airport. This airport has one terminal which serves both domestic and international destinations. Although Tabuk Regional Airport is an international airport, it serves limited international destinations in general. Facilities like a mosque, coffee and gift shops, check-in and ticketing desks, and rental car counters are available inside and nearby Tabuk Regional Airport.
Taxis are the most popular method of transportation in Tabuk as there are no public buses or airport shuttle services from Tabuk Regional Airport to Tabuk city center. Tabuk Regional Airport is around 10 minutes from the city center, which makes it easily accessible, easy to find taxis and relatively affordable prices. Although the prices may vary, they generally start from 15 USD but in some cases, additional fees can be applied for baggage. Different pricing policies are applied in Tabuk, such as higher rates at night or on Sundays. Also, you can use Uber as well.
Rental Cars are another comfortable option for transportation from Tabuk Regional Airport to the city center. There are several counters at the airport where you can rent a car, and almost all of them are open 24/7. The prices depend on the type of car, how many days you are planning to rent, etc. Generally, non-luxury cars’ daily rental prices start from SAR 170 which is roughly 45 USD.
In terms of transportation, especially when you are traveling in larger groups, hotel shuttles are the easiest way to commute in Tabuk city center. When booking hotels, you can search and/or ask for shuttles to pick you up from Tabuk Regional Airport. The prices may vary, some services being free of charge while some hotels apply fees for extra services.Last Updated: 21 Mar 2023
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