Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is an Arab country located in Western Asia and constituting most of the Arab Peninsula. Most of the citizens are Muslims, and freedom of religion is restricted by the laws of the country. Only Muslims are respected in the country but, people are very helpful and friendly towards tourists. The rich history, vast stretches of deserts, forts, mosques and temples spread throughout the country will overwhelm you. The out-of-the-box festivals and Islamic cultures, etiquettes and tradition will leave you fascinated.
Saudi Arabia is divided into thirteen regions. The northwestern region which has Tabuk, Jawf and Madinah is rich in antiquities and archaeological sites. While the traditional handicrafts and unique festivals of Al Qasim and amazing forts with intricate designs and architecture in Riyadh located in central Saudi Arabia will blow away your mind. Mecca region situated in southern part of the country is the holiest city and very sacred to Muslims. Witness the beautiful mosques and people flocking in huge numbers to perform rituals in religious places.
November - February is the best time to visit Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is an extremely dry country and rainfall is minimum. In summers, the country witnesses blistering heat and humid temperatures thus, making it uncomfortable to get around. From November onwards, the weather is welcoming. However, nights are quite chilly but you can easily explore the place during day time.
Generous people. A safe place for women. Hygienic country.
You might face little racism. Less entertainment. Excessive restrictions. No adventures. Frequent sandstorms. Extremely scorching summers. Heavy traffic.
Devotional people. Spiritual peace seekers. Islamic culture lovers.
There are various types of hotels throughout the country. It is pretty easy to find an accommodation and book hotels except during peak season which starts from November. You will find some of the countries best hotels in Riyadh, Al Khobar, Mecca and Jeddah. Camping in the country is a memorable experience especially in deserts. All the major cities of the country have holiday villages and resorts also. Most of them are located in Jeddah and Al Khobar. Youth hostels are also catching up.
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