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Saudi Arabia

 

For centuries Arabia has appealed to travellers all over the world, inspired by travel reports and of course the tales of 1001 nights and the romanticism.

 

Today’s Saudi Arabia is still a land of mystery largely due to its fundamentalist Islam state form and its rigid admission policy. Saudi Arabia is incredibly difficult to visit, there's no tourist visa in this country. Best way to get in is by invitation of a Saudi person or company, or, if you’re a Muslim, on a pilgrimage to one of the holy cities.

Even if until 20 years ago local authorities were really strict with Christians and Jewish, nowadays they are much more tolerant. So to carry a Bible with you shouldn't a problem anymore and women are well treated. To get more information it is strongly suggested to contact the local Saudi Embassy.

 

About half of Saudi Arabia consists of uninhabitable desert. Here there are no permanent rivers and lakes and the average temperature in July is about 40ºC. These unfriendly circumstances have deeply influenced the Arab way of life. Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the Middle East .

 

The Saudi Arabian state was first established in the central region of the Arabian Peninsula in the early 18th Century, but king Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Saud founded the present day state only in 1932.

 

 


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