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Saudi Arabia

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Introducing Saudi Arabia

If you’re looking for true escapism, you won’t find more seclusion – or eerie beauty – than in the Empty Quarter, a sea of sand dunes. The diving is second to none in the luxury resorts around the Red Sea, and the ancient tombs of Madain Saleh are an absolute must-see. 

Practical Information

Capital city

Saudi riyal (in 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 notes)

Eastern cuisine at it’s finest: you’ll find lots of rice, lamb, chicken, yoghurt and dates.

Tipping etiquette
It’s not expected, but it’s polite to do so.

Saying hello
Use the Arabic greeting, “as-salamu 'alaykum”. Listen to locals to get a feel for the pronunciation.

When To Go

Many people choose to visit Saudi Arabia between November and February to enjoy the cooler temperatures. But there’s no reason not to come in summer, especially as everywhere is air-conditioned – and it’s fresher in the Asir Mountains all year round. If you’re visiting during the Hajj, make sure to respect the religious customs.  

Top Tip from SLH

Saudi Arabia observes prayer five times a day - download an athan app to keep track of shop and restaurant closures.