Al Ahsa: Activities for the Whole Family

Home to one of the biggest oases in the world, Al Ahsa is adequately named; in classical Arabic ‘Ahsa’ means “the sound of water flowing underground”. Boasting tall beautiful date palms and a great location near other cities in the Eastern Province, it’s a great place to visit especially in the cooler months!

Al Ahsa Oasis

A picturesque desert oasis, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors from around the world travel here to enjoy the lush greenery, lively markets and poignant historical sites.

Souq Al Qaisariya

Renowned for its elevated roof and corridors; it holds numerous towers, palaces, mosques and over 422 shops perfect for exploring with the family. And don’t forget to grab a souvenir!

King Abdullah Environmental Park

Amazing place to spend the day, it hosts many events year-round. The water fountain light shows as well as the playgrounds, football stadium, mazes and theater are sure to keep the family occupied all day.

Al Ahsa National Museum

The archaeology and heritage museum located in Hofuf holds a variety of artifacts ranging from the Stone Age to the Babylonian and Assyrian eras.

Al Qarah Mountain

One of the main natural sites in Al Ahsa, perfect for a hiking or camping trip. Join a tour to explore the magnificent caves in the mountain and get to know its history!

The Yellow Lake

Accessible by a four-wheel drive, it is a unique desert destination to enjoy off-roading, photograph the golden sand dunes or bird-watch.

Uqair Beach

A mesmerizing spot to experience a variety of sea activities such as jet skiing, surfing, sailing and fishing. On the shore, dune-cruising and car races are occasionally held, and you can also get a camel or horse ride.