Since the Saudi crown prince announced the country's new long-term strategy focusing on tourism, wilder and wilder development plans have appeared on the Internet.
They aim to use the vast natural lands of Saudi Arabia with eyepopping constructions to attract tourists and try replicating the success of the UAE.
For now, most of the Kingdom's mega projects only exist in the virtual world. However, there are some exceptions.
The Middle East's mysterious places have long attracted visitors. The Great Pyramid of Giza, the ancient archaeological site of Petra, and the holy land of Jerusalem are all too familiar.
While Saudi Arabia's Mecca welcomes millions of pilgrims annually (Hajj/Umrah), it's only for the followers of the Islamic faith. But, with the new, more accessible visa regulations and new flight connections, the country's attractions are open for discovery.