Think of Saudi Arabia and you picture a country of contrasts; deserts and elaborate ancient temples sit side by side with glass skyscrapers. One of the best places to visit is the amazing Madain Saleh with its 131 tombs and Greco-Roman architecture. No trip here is complete without exploring at least one souq (market). The Souq-al-Alawi in Jeddah is one of the most vibrant around, especially during the summer months. The Farasan Islands are a great spot for beach lovers with miles of private, unspoilt beaches and mangroves; the perfect place for sunbathing or bird watching. Families should head for the Abir National Park near Abha where you’ll find campsites, trekking trails and a range of outdoor activities for all ages.
Accidents on your holiday in Saudi Arabia
When you’re laid back, relaxing and having fun, the last thing you want is to be ill or injured as the result of an accident on holiday in Saudi Arabia. Yet accidents do happen on holiday. From food poisoning after eating at your hotel buffet or restaurant to slips, trips and falls – often on a wet floor with no warning signs – you could be seriously injured during your travels this year. Other accidents which could happen abroad include falling from height (for example, from a faulty balcony), being injured whilst transferring from the airport to your hotel, injured during an inclusive excursion or being struck by falling objects whilst at your hotel.
Compensation – could you claim?
Your holiday tour operator and hotel staff have a duty to keep you safe whilst you’re on holiday, so if you booked a package holiday through a UK travel agent, you could consider claiming for compensation if you feel your accident was a result of their negligence. You’ll be protected by the 1992 Package Travel Regulations, but will still need to seek advice from a personal injury lawyer, who can help you to gather evidence in support of your claim.
How we can help you
Sometimes, you just need some advice – you don’t want to deal with pushy sales representatives. Call Accident Advice Helpline and our team of experts will offer you confidential, no-obligation advice which could help you decide whether or not to make a claim. No matter what your injuries, we can help you, and you could even take the 30-second test on our website right now, to see how much compensation you could be eligible to claim! Then give us a call on our freephone 24-hour helpline and we can answer any questions you may have.