As this area is the homeland of the Arabic language, it is common to expect the language spoken there to be closer to Classical Arabic. This is not the case. Although these dialects may have retained archaic features such as the conservation of nunation for indeterminate nouns, they are as divergent from Classical Arabic as other dialects may be (or sometimes even more divergent).
Yemeni Arabic, displays a past conjugation with ultra-archaic -k suffix, as in southern Semitic languages. It has to be noted that the particular dialect of Aden has /ɡʲ/ > [ɡ] as in Cairo.
Hejazi Arabic, spoken in Saudi Arabia along the coast of the Red Sea, especially in the cities of Makka and Jiddah. Although, strictly speaking, there are two distinct dialects spoken in the Hejaz region, one by the bedouin rural population, and another by the urban population, the term most often applies to the urban variety, spoken in cities such as Jeddah, Mecca, Yanbu.
Najdi Arabic, spoken in the center of the peninsula in Saudi Arabia. It is characterized by a shift of /q/ to [dz] and /k/ to [ts].