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Saudi Arabia Introduces First Luxury Train Journey

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Saudi Arabia is poised to make history as it unveils its first-ever luxury train experience, “Dream of the Desert,” offering passengers an opulent voyage through the heart of the Middle East. With this launch, Saudi Arabia joins the exclusive club of only seven countries worldwide offering such prestigious rail journeys.

Departing from the vibrant capital city of Riyadh, “Dream of the Desert” embarks on an 800-mile odyssey northwest towards the Jordanian border. Along the way, travellers will be enchanted by sweeping desert vistas and encounter UNESCO World Heritage sites of profound historical significance.

Key stops along the route include the ancient city of Ha’il, the picturesque Al-Qassim province, and the awe-inspiring King Salman bin Abdulaziz Royal Natural Reserve in Al Jouf. The journey culminates in Al-Qurayat, near the Jordanian border, offering passengers the choice of one or two-night itineraries to further immerse themselves in the region’s cultural and natural wonders.

This groundbreaking venture represents a significant milestone in Saudi Arabia’s efforts to enhance its tourism offerings and establish itself as a premier destination for luxury travel. With its seamless blend of timeless elegance and breathtaking landscapes, “Dream of the Desert” promises an unparalleled level of comfort, service, and exclusivity for discerning travellers.

Meanwhile, in India, the land of rich cultural heritage, a collection of luxury trains reigns supreme, offering travellers opulent interiors, impeccable service, and curated itineraries that showcase the country’s vibrant diversity. From the regal splendour of the Maharajas’ Express to the cultural odyssey aboard the Golden Chariot, these trains epitomise luxury travel at its finest.

As luxury train journeys continue to capture the imagination of travellers worldwide, “Dream of the Desert” and its counterparts across the globe stand as testaments to the enduring allure of rail travel, offering unforgettable experiences that blend cultural immersion with scenic wonders.