Have you considered holidaying in Saudi Arabia? There’s a burgeoning tourism scene in the country – Abha, the capital of Saudi’s Asir province, was named capital of Arab Tourism 2017, Riyadh is hosting the King Abdulaziz Camels Festival on March 19 and Jeddah is now home to the first Rocco Forte Hotel in the country – the Rocco Forte Assila Hotel. If the UAE’s neighbour is on your travel list here’s what you need to know: The Camels Festival is a great starting point for first-time visitors. Aside from a camel beauty competition, the festival will also host a National Geographic photography contest, an astronomy dome installation, Hoyair the camel cartoon workshops, live theatre, and food and perfume souks. Jeddah’s new Assila Hotel is 20 minutes from the airport and 40 minutes from Makkah. The 210-room property has eight restaurants, a rooftop pool, the Assila Spa, a fitness centre, squash courts, conference rooms and a ballroom; roccofortehotels.com.