Saudi National Day 93 | 12 Projects Shaping The Future of Saudi

When it comes to our dreams for the development of the Kingdom the sky’s the limit. In light of the 93rd Saudi National Day, we are highlighting 12 projects which are the core of the National Day identity and fulfill The Saudi Vision 2030 for a prosperous Kingdom where innovation and progress shine bright.

1. The Al Ula Development Project

Al Ula

The Al Ula project will develop an archaeological, cultural and touristic complex referred to as a open-air “living museum” as vast as Belgium. The project aims to make Al Ula one of the Kingdom’s cultural capitals. It will be dedicated to offering authentic touristic experiences that highlight the traditions and hospitality of the Arab World.

Book your next adventure from Hala Yalla and discover the magical allure of Al Ula with these exciting experiences: 

Al Ula Adventure: Hiking, Stargazing, Sightseeing & More

Al Ula Trip

A Trip to One Of the Oldest Historical Cities in Al Ula

2. The Line Project 

Neom, The Line

There’s been a lot of global buzz surrounding this project and rightfully so! NEOM’s The Line is a revolutionary city that puts humans first, while redefining urban living and preserving its surrounding nature. Ultimately, The Line will tackle the challenges facing humanity and shed a light on alternative ways of living. 

Book your free visit from Hala Yala and discover what it will be like to live in the city of the future with the The Line Exhibition in Riyadh.

3. Diriyah Gate Project


The historic heart of Riyadh, Diriyah is a jewel of Saudi’s rich past. The Diriyah Gate project aims to shed light on the Kingdom’s rich culture and history by delivering unique and inspiring heritage experiences, educational and cultural opportunities and world-class residential living and lifestyle offerings, including shopping, entertainment and dining experiences.

Book your adventure with Hala Yalla and explore Diriyah and loads of other cool places in Riyadh with this tour.

4. The Mukaab (Cube) Project


Riyadh’s skyline is about to get a whole lot more breathtaking! A new architectural marvel is coming to the Kingdom in 2030. The Mukaab (Cube), is set to redefine the new face of Riyadh and attract tourists from all over the world with its state-of-the-art entertainment, dining and retail.

5. Kingdom’s Astronaut Program

Saudi Astronauts

When it comes to space travel, don’t count Saudi out! The Saudi Space Commision (SSC) has launched the Kingdom’s first astronaut program which is dedicated to training competent and aspiring Saudi astronauts. The program will enable Saudi astronauts to conduct scientific experiments and research for the betterment of humanity in areas such as health, sustainability and space technology.

6. Al Shuaiba Solar Power Plant Project

Shuaiba Solar Panels

Saudi Arabia is paving the way in developing sustainable solutions. ACWA Power (local utilities company) has signed an agreement with Badeel ( a water and electricity holding company)  to build the world’s largest single-site solar-power plant in Al Shuaibah in Mecca Province. This project is part of a broader governmental renewable energy program in which solar power plays a leading role.

7. The Kingdom’s Youth


There’s a lot being done to ensure the success of Saudi’s youth, like developing smart cities, fostering innovation hubs and enhancing digital infrastructure, all this creates an ecosystem where young Saudis can make use of technology to drive progress.

8. Sports Boulevard Project 

Sports Boulevard

With the Sports Boulevard Project, Riyadh is set to become a thriving green place filled with activities. The project extends more than 135 kilometers and will feature a grid of safe green pathways for pedestrians, cyclists, athletes and horse-riders. If you enjoy sports and the outdoors, this is the place to be!

9. King Salman Park Project

King Salman Park

This ambitious park will be a green haven for Riyadh inhabitants. The Park aims to provide a variety of sports, cultural and artistic recreation for residents and visitors of Riyadh. Built on more that 16 kilometers squared it is set to become the largest urban park in the world offering a wide range of activities.

10. Al Soudah Development Project 

Al Soudah

The Soudah Development Project was launched to preserve the distinctive natural terrain and celebrate its unique cultural heritage while highlighting it as a quintessential place for eco, cultural and adventure tourism. 

11. The Sindalah Project 

Sindalah Island

A true slice of paradise in NEOM, Sindalah is a luxury island in the heart of the Red Sea. When completed it will be a hub for high-end tourism, it promises the finest experiences life has to offer. It’s a place where visitors can experience exquisite luxury and where enhanced nature meets responsible design, advanced technology and inspirational architecture. 

Sindalah is one of the many innovative projects happening in NEOM which include:  The Line, Oxagon, and Trojena

12. Electric Cars (CEER) Project


This last project will enhance Saudi’s efforts to become a more sustainable city. Inspired by the Kingdom’s belief in innovation and progress, CEER is Saudi’s first electric car brand that will lead Saudi’s automotive manufacturing sector into the future. Ceer will be designing, manufacturing and selling a variety of electric cars for consumers in Saudi and the wider region. The cars are set to hit the market in 2025.

As we celebrate National Day 2023, we envision a Saudi Arabia that knows no bounds in its pursuit of progress and innovation. With a diverse and sustainable future on the horizon, driven by groundbreaking projects, the Kingdom’s transformation continues to inspire. Happy National Day!

Summer in Riyadh: Wildlife Adventures, Biking, Fine Dining, Safaris, Hang Gliding & Beyond

Get ready to embrace a summer of boundless thrills and memorable escapades in the captivating city of Riyadh. With a variety of exciting adventures and vibrant experiences waiting to be discovered, this is your invitation to embark on an extraordinary journey that will redefine your perception of summertime bliss.

  1. Nofa Wildlife Park: Full-Day Adventure Safari Tour

Embark on an unforgettable adventure as an animal lover’s paradise awaits at Nofa Wildlife Park, a mere 80 km from Riyadh’s diplomatic quarter. Witness majestic creatures like zebras, hippos, giraffes, cheetahs, and more roam freely during an exhilarating safari, followed by a scenic drive through desert landscapes to discover Nofa Golf Resort, Nofa Equestrian Resort, and the enchanting Nofa Walk. Prepare your camera and secure your spot for an extraordinary tour that promises lifelong memories in one of Riyadh’s most sought-after destinations.

Price starts from 1,000 SAR.

2. Biking Tour in Diriyah with Speeds Rental

Unleash the adventurer within as you embark on an extraordinary biking experience with Speeds Rental in Diriyah. From its rich cultural heritage to stunning views along the oasis of Wadi Hanifa, pedal your way through time and witness the captivating beauty of Diriyah that will leave you breathless and craving for more.

Price starts from 40 SAR.

3. Delight Your Taste Buds at Solia Restaurant

Indulge in a culinary journey like no other at Solia, Riyadh’s premier Mediterranean restaurant, where your taste buds will be treated to a delectable feast of mouth-watering dishes meticulously crafted with the freshest ingredients, offering a diverse array of grilled meats, seafood, vegetarian delights, and beyond, all served in a warm and inviting atmosphere adorned with elegant decor, creating the perfect backdrop for unforgettable moments shared with loved ones, while their attentive staff ensures a dining experience that is nothing short of extraordinary.

Price starts from 5 SAR (this is the price to book a table and does not include the meal itself).

4. Doos Karting

Unleash your need for speed and embrace the thrill of electric indoor go-karting at Doos Karting, Riyadh’s pioneering multi-level track, where you can race against fellow motorsport enthusiasts, reaching top speeds and create unforgettable family memories in this exciting and inclusive adventure suitable for participants of all ages and genders.

Price starts from 119 SAR.

5. Najdiah Camp: Sand Surfing, Hiking, Musical Performance, Dinner & Much More

Experience a thrilling and unforgettable adventure at Najdiah Camp, located 95 km from Riyadh, where Ghazi Tours offers an array of activities such as sand surfing, buggy car rides, off-road dune driving, and hiking, followed by relaxation, snacks, dinner, musical performances, and even the option for a memorable sleepover with complimentary breakfast.

Price starts from 300 SAR.

6. Al Sultan’s Stable: Professional Horse Riding Lessons

Saddle up and explore the thrill of horse riding in Riyadh at Sultan’s stable, where you’ll learn riding skills, care for Arabian and English horses, and embrace the outdoors while boosting self-confidence.

Price starts from 1,200 SAR.


Escape the city’s hustle and bustle and embark on a captivating countryside adventure in Riyadh, immersing yourself in the serene beauty of nature, exploring tree farms, green gardens, and scenic parks, while indulging in activities like horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking, allowing you to unwind amidst the peaceful countryside ambiance, capturing breathtaking photos, and enjoying a refreshing day in the great outdoors under the soothing shade of verdant trees.

Price starts from 920 SAR.

8. Hiking Altouqi 

Discover the awe-inspiring beauty and serenity of Riyadh’s nature through expert-guided hiking trips, where you’ll forge unforgettable memories amidst the breathtaking landscapes that’ll captivate your heart and soul. 

Price starts from 897 SAR.

9. Hang Gliding Adventure: See the Sights from the Heights

Elevate your senses with an adrenaline-fueled adventure that takes you soaring through the skies above Riyadh, offering breathtaking aerial views of its stunning natural landscapes, from verdant green farms to rolling sand dunes, in an unforgettable 10-12 minute experience that will leave you in awe.

Price starts from 345 SAR. 

As you step out of your comfort zone, immerse yourself in a world of exhilarating fun and unforgettable moments that will redefine the way you enjoy the season.

For other summer adventures, read our other articles:

Summer in Jeddah

Summer in Saudi