Being the seventh wonder of the underwater world, the Red Sea is home to over a thousand species of tropical marine animals and a hotspot for soft and hard coral reefs. Yanbu is a beautiful strip of land lining the Red Sea. The port city of Yanbu is an important economic hub of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Popular for its sandy beaches and view of the Red Sea, Yanbu is a favourite with tourists for its remote and epic snorkelling and diving spots.
Quite close to the Red Sea is Barracuda Beach, an ideal place to go fishing. The deep-seated part of the beach is home to a horde of Barracuda, Tuna, Sharks and many other forms of large fish. Coral Gardens is also a place well known for its vibrant coral blooms.
Apart from being the Kingdom’s sought after tourist destination for its spectacular Red Sea sunset and diving activities, Yanbu also has a number of above-water attractions and must-visit places. To suit the recreational needs of the residents and tourists of Yanbu city, the government of Saudi Arabia has provided public parks, gardens, and recreational and leisure facilities. One of them is Al Fairouz Gardens, which is one of the most beautiful gardens in the city, spanning across 72,300 square metres of area. The most visually appealing feature of the Gardens is a 1,200 square metre area of landscape designed to represent the map of the Kingdom. For those looking to explore the historical part of the city, The Yanbu Old Town is a must see place. It is the historic and cultural core of the city, with well-preserved ancient stone-walled buildings and few villages.
Another prime tourist place in the city is Yanbu Corniche, which is a major family strolling area that boasts an impressive beach front, public parks, cafés & restaurants, children’s play area, museums and mosques. Dana Mall, the largest mall in the city of Yanbu, is located near the Corniche. The mall has a wide array of retail outlets, family entertainment zone, a food court and a hypermarket. Hyper Panda and Royal Plaza Shopping Mall are some of the other most-visited malls of the city.