The Tabuk Region boasts a long, continuous stretch of land by the Red Sea, a large part of which is taken up by picture-perfect beaches frequented by holiday-makers. Some of the more popular locations include the Sultaniyah beach, Shareeh beach, Ba’r Almashi beach in Hegl and the Qiyal beaches. Some known beaches north of Duba include the Sherma, Khiraibah, and Muwalij. Ras Al Sheik Humaid beaches are found to the south of Bid'a, and the area of Umluj is home to the highly popular destination of Al Hisis.
The Red Sea harbors some of the world's richest marine life, and with Tabuk Region having so much coastal area in its possession, opportunities for underwater exploration are endless (one prominent destination is Al Hisis, to the south of Umluj). There are a few dive shops that offer certified diving courses and excursions in Tabuk. Tabuk Divers
Tabuk is a region of varied landscapes, and its mountainous areas provide endless opportunities for exploration. Jabal Al-Lawz is, perhaps, the most prominent peak (at 2580m above sea level). Campers frequent the eastern mountainside during warm seasons; the mountain stands snow-covered in winter.
There are several green parks located throughout the province of Tabuk, the most prominent one inland being the Prince Fahd Bin Sultan Park in Tabuk City - a family-friendly recreation area in town. Some coastal parks include Lotus Park and Mountain Orchard in Dhiba, Nakheel Park in Hegl and the Degm Park in Umluj.
Located about a 2 hours' drive away from the coast and only an hour away from the Saudi-Jordan border, Tabuk City is a developing town with a distinctly laid-back, rural feel. Main attractions include (among others) Tabuk Fortress, Hijaz Railway Station, the Museum of Antiquities and Traditional Heritage, the Prophet’s Mosque, and ancient natural springs dating back to the pre-Islamic era.
Located opposite the Hala Hotel, the Al Qriah Al Tarithia restaurant serves primarily Saudi Arabian dishes with an emphasis on chicken, lamb and camel meats. The restaurant's decor aims to recreate the insides of a historic Saudi home, which adds to the authenticity of the dining experience.
Traditional markets, or "souks", can be found all across the province of Tabuk - even in smaller towns outside Tabuk City (Umlij, Tyma, Minakha, Wejh and others). In Tabuk itself, the Thursday Souk and the "Windmill Souk" (Twaheen) in the Old Quarter are some of the more popular.
The shopping street of Prince Fahd bin Sultan is closed off to traffic, and is somewhat of an open-air shopping center packed with stores and boutiques selling all manner of items. From discount clothing to high-quality gold jewelry, it can all be found (and haggled for!) here.
When strolling and exploring the city please make sure you wear the appropriate attire. Women should be covered from neck to ankle and in certain areas scarves are used to cover the face and head. Shorts and tank tops should not be worn outside of your accommodation by women. For men, loose clothing is recommended and shorts are prohibited. When visiting, please make sure you respect and abide by the laws and culture of the country.