Saudi Arabia Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 38%, Saudi Arabia is something of an enigma to many living in the West. As the center of the modern Islamic world, it is a land of mystery that you simply can't access in the same way that you can other countries. Just getting a visa to visit is a long, sometimes frustrating process that can last for months. But for those that persevere, the rewards can be more than worth the effort. Simply getting an unobstructed view - separate from the media - of what really goes on inside of a kingdom to which millions of Muslims come each year on a holy pilgrimage is something that is guaranteed to alter your view. Although Mecca and Medina are well known - and not accessible to non-Muslims - Saudi Arabia is really not a place you come to tick off travel destinations, but more to gain an understanding that you can take home and share with you friends and family. If enough PlanetHoppers! make the effort to visit, the enigma will slowly begin to fade.
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Brave the curse of Saudi Arabia's Mada'in Saleh, the southern-most ruins of the once mighty Nabatean kingdom, of which Petra was the capital. According to Islamic texts, this site was once inhabited by a race of people cursed fo....
|Coordinates:||25 00 N, 45 00 E|
|Main Languages:||Arabic, English|
|Currency:||Saudi Riyal (SAR)|
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- Location: Saudi Arabia