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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Country profile:

Location: Western Asia, Arabian Peninsula.
Borders: Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Yemen.
Capital: Riyadh.
Area: 2,149,690 km2.
Population: 33,000,000.
Currency: Saudi riyal SAR.
Kingdom founded: Year 1932.

Travel articles about Saudi Arabia

Driving in Saudi Arabia: Jeddah to Riyadh Road Trip – Two Weeks/3000 km

Driving in Saudi Arabia

Driving in Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia is a country traditionally closed to tourism. At least tourism as we understand it, because the pilgrimages to Mecca and Medina bring to the country millions of people a year, but they are religious tourists. Driving in Saudi Arabia came up as the perfect idea in order to explore this Arab kingdom independently. During two weeks, I drove my rental car 3000 km (1864 mi) along some of the most beautiful sites of the northern region of Saudi Arabia. Hopefully, I will visit Saudi Arabia once again, and explore the southern regions. Saudi Arabia conservative nature leads it to reduce contact with the outside to the bare minimum, especially as far as the Western world is concerned. It is one of the countries in the world for which it is almost impossible to obtain a tourist visa, especially for an independent trip, but now there…

How to get a Saudi Arabia tourist visa – Update 2019

Saudi Arabia tourist visa

Saudi Arabia Tourist Visa I’m sure you came to this page hoping to get further and easier information about how to get a Saudi Arabia tourist visa. Come with me, let’s go. Just until recently, getting a tourist visa to Saudi Arabia was impossible. Most travelers were basically just placing Saudi at the end of their list, not because they wouldn’t like to go, but just because there was no possible way of getting in. But you know what? Things have changed in 2018 and 2019. Recent administration change and social rules being adjusted in this strict culture, the new King Mohammed bin Salman indeed set up new orders to develop and diversify the nation’s economy, and one of his main interests is to actually open the country to foreign tourism. Visa-ban to European Schengen countries is on its way… Quote Places such as Jeddah old city, Jubbah petroglyphs, old Ad-Deerah…

Photos that will make you want to visit Saudi Arabia

PHOTOS SAUDI ARABIA

Visit Saudi Arabia Lately, people are quite curious and searching for photos of Saudi Arabia. This is due to the recent Saudi Sharek e-Visa program. Saudi Arabia just recently opened its doors to foreign tourism. This unknown country has plenty of natural and historical wonders that will make most adventure travelers anxious to visit. On this blog post, I share with you some images, my Top 43 pictures that will make you want to visit Saudi Arabia. Two weeks in Saudi Arabia Small video of my two-week trip to Saudi Arabia. Read my page: Driving in Saudi Arabia: Jeddah to Riyadh Road Trip – Two Weeks/3000 km Photos of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia is one of the most photogenic desert countries that I’ve ever visited and is packed with breathtaking photo locations. Saudi Arabia is an Islamic country, with a political regime that can be defined as a theocracy and where…

Is Saudi Arabia a Dangerous Country to Travel?

Safety in Saudi Arabia The question of whether Saudi Arabia is a dangerous country to travel is a bit ambiguous. Usually, for westerners, this Arab kingdom is primarily known for being the motherland of one of the world’s most prominent religious, and where annually millions of people perform the once in a lifetime pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina – the Haj. Saudi Arabia is indeed a very strict country regarding following the ways of Islam, and where Sharia law rules. Segregation of women vs. men, the strict ban of practicing other religions, and the death penalty by public decapitation or crucifixion did not help to create an image of Saudi being a safe haven for foreigners. Sharīʿah, also spelled Sharia, is the fundamental religious concept of Islam, namely its law, systematized during 8th–9th centuries CE. Quote. Being Islam for most of us, a very different religion both culturally and in practice,…

Beautiful Old Mud-Brick Villages in Saudi Arabia

BEAUTIFUL OLD MUD-BRICK VILLAGES IN SAUDI ARABIA

Villages in Saudi Arabia Do you love old mud-brick villages as much as I do? While traveling, I have a peculiar list of preferences. Give me dusty, abandoned, ruined places and you will get my attention. Saudi Arabia is in most part a desert nation, and by such, many old mud-brick villages can be found around the country. During my 2-week Saudi Arabia road trip, I was able to visit some of these ancient places, a few under renovation, some totally forgotten and other brightly finished and ready to receive visitors. Mud, sundried mud bricks, and wood are the primary materials that were used to build this type of architecture. Water, and often straw or grass, are mixed with the dirt. I didn’t really expect to visit all these places, but as I traveled by a rental car in Saudi Arabia, I was discovering most of these places on the go.…

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