Discount hotels in Saudi Arabia near Abha offer a retreat from the heat. Abha is popular as Saudi’s summer getaway resort town and offers many activities such as the Habala Hanging Bridge and the Turkish Fort that date back to earlier times. Anyone interested in the history of the area will want to stop by the town’s cultural center, one of the best in the country. The King Fahad Cultural Center is a haven of Saudi artwork and handicraft as well as artifacts and historical documents.
Visitors lodging at cheap hotels in Saudi Arabia near the Empty Quarter can also take advantage of the vast desert. The Empty Quarter is an open expanse of desert that has unparalleled vistas of the Arabian Peninsula. Nomads continue to pass through the Empty Quarter and tourists can make stops at one of the unique oasis towns. Furthermore, a visit to Tal Mireb, the largest sand dune in Saudi is a must. Finally, Saudi Arabia has its own stone city, a la Petra in Jordan. Madain Saleh sits 22 miles outside of Alwajh and is constructed completely of stone. Locals warn visitors to take care when visiting the stone city – a verse in the Qur’an leads many Muslims to believe the site is cursed.