Date: 17 Jan 2019

Believe it or not, Saudi Arabia is a haven for thrill seekers. From base jumping and dune bashing, to deep sea scuba diving – if you love to live close to the edge, you’ve come to the right place.

Here are our suggestions for the best activities for adrenaline junkies in Saudi:

Base jumping

For the uninitiated, base jumping is the practice of diving off high buildings and structures with a parachute on your back.

The sport is starting to really take off in Saudi, due to the abundance of awe-inspiring locations such as Twaig mountain and Rag's Head Point, just outside Riyadh.

Guides are available to train you in climbing technique and provide all the ropes and gear necessary to tackle heights with a little more security.

Dune bashing

Arguably the most popular extreme sport in the kingdom, no thrillseeker can visit Saudi without doing a spot of dune-bashing.

Groups of any size can rent a fleet of vehicles and camping equipment and make a whole day of it. And if braving the desert on four wheels doesn’t sound appealing, horses and camels can also be rented to help capture that authentic T.E Lawrence vibe.

Guides are available to offer help about tricky terrain, driving tips and advice on the best way to extricate a stalled quad from the sands!

Deep-sea diving

Diving is the ultimate adrenaline sport, and Saudi Arabia just happens to be home to some of the top dive sites in the world.

Areas such as Jeddah and Yanbu are world-famous for the quality of their waters, interesting areas to dive and professionalism of training treas. Inexperienced travellers can be given training, and experienced divers can explore some of the clearest waters in the world along Saudi’s 1600km of coastline.

However, it is worth remembering that Saudi has yet to introduce official protection to their reefs and every precaution should be taken to make sure that sites are left as you found them for future generations to enjoy.