Saudi Arabia for Visitors
For the hearty traveler, take a trip to the Kingdom of Arabia. Saudi Arabia has recently stepped up efforts to promote tourism, though it is somewhat more difficult to travel to than other countries in the region. Hotel sponsorship, driving through the country, or a business reason will get you in. A major reason outsiders travel is the Hajj, or pilgrimage, to Mecca, which all Muslims worldwide usually take at least once in their lives. Once there, explore the generous hospitality and beautiful landscapes of the country.
Background and General info:
Fast Facts - Our handy, easy to read guide with all the basic information you need to know about travel to Saudi Arabia.
Country Overview: A statistical overview of Saudi Arabia from currency to history and much more.
Out in the Blue - This book, and its accompanying website, offer a wealth of historically fascinating and personally enriching information. Also on the site are some great pictures from Saudi Arabia's history, most from the 1930's period. The book itself is a real life love story, told amidst the backdrop of the American depression and the Saudi Arabian Oil discovery.
In-depth City Guides:
Cities of Saudi Arabia - Take a brief tour of the different cities of the country at this useful site.
Map - A map of the country.
National Anthem - The National Anthem in Arabic and English.
Destinations - A virtual tour of the best places to travel to while in Saudi Arabia. Use this site to predetermine your coordinates and then set off on your safari into the unknown. Brought to you by the country's Supreme Commission for Tourism.
History of the Country - A thorough overview of the historical background of this amazing country and one of the holiest according to Islam. This site offers pictures and history dating back to the early BC years, so sit back and enjoy.
Interviews with Travel Agents to Saudi Arabia :
Al Mu'adhdhan Hajj Group: Located in the USA this travel agency specializes in hajj pilgrimage tours to Saudi Arabia.
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