Travel Blogs from Saudi Arabia

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Bright Lights, Big Baghdad, Damman, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Bright Lights, Big Baghdad

A travel blog entry by andreadd

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Damman King Fahad Airport, Saudi Arabia September 23, 2006 9:15PM Local Time 11:15 AM Vancouver Time A fairly uneventful flight to Saudi Arabia, and considering our flight path I can't tell you how grateful I am to be making that statement. I have ...

The night before Christmas, Saudi-style, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia travel blog

The night before Christmas, Saudi-style

A travel blog entry by kevinwanders

... foul - pronounced "fool"; literally, beans, but practically short for foul meddames, a mixed bean dish served for breakfast thobe - Saudi term for the white dress-thingy the men wear gutra - Saudi term for the Arabian hat that consists of a handkerchief ...

Government and Political Conditions, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Government and Political Conditions

A travel blog entry by tunalim

... a system of religious courts. A 2007 law created a new Supreme Court to replace the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) as Saudi Arabia’s highest court authority. The same law transfers powers that the Ministry of Justice formerly exercised to the SJC, ...

Land of the Sand Part 4, Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Land of the Sand Part 4

A travel blog entry by thaidi007

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... . Prescription gasmask’s can be purchased from your local suicidal fundamentalist terrorist; there is one on every corner here in Saudi - Inshalla      At least with the tight lid technique the ‘dead foul’ odor has ...

Saudi Arabia-History, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Saudi Arabia-History

A travel blog entry by tunalim

... in moderate oil price increases beginning in 1971. After the 1973 war, the price of oil rose substantially, dramatically increasing Saudi Arabia's wealth and political influence. In 1975, King Faisal was assassinated by a nephew, who was executed after ...

Al Seteen Palace Hotel, Riyadh, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Al Seteen Palace Hotel, Riyadh

A travel blog entry by mohdsalehkhamis

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Welcome to the Desert City, an oasis of opulence and modernity, Riyadh, the Garden City. Arabs, by nature, are famous for their unprecedented hospitality. Their rich culture is an envy to many and their religion is a way of life. I heard a legend about a ...

Medinei Münevvere, Medina, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Medinei Münevvere

A travel blog entry by tunalim

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Suudi Arabistan’ın batısında, Kızıl Deniz’e 193 kilometre mesafede konumlanan Medine ülkenin dördüncü büyük kenti konumunda. Eski adı Yesrib olan kent; Medirra, Medirke, Meddiyne, Mezzine isimleriyle de ...

BVAWT023 - QEMA, Medina, Saudi Arabia travel blog

BVAWT023 - QEMA

A travel blog entry by bva

QEMA - Pir Mohammad Bin Abdul aziz International ...

Land of the Sand Part 5, Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Land of the Sand Part 5

A travel blog entry by thaidi007

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... (street dogs) prowl the streets in large unruly gangs of would be thug dogs. These dogs are mange and bordering on being rabid. In Saudi there is a distinct absence of dogs, any dogs, no dogs at all, not even mange ugly dogs or pompous poodles – ...

Land of the Sand Part 6, Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Land of the Sand Part 6

A travel blog entry by thaidi007

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... economical and financial centre of the Arabic world. In reality it is a bed of debauchery that has prayers five times a day. Saudi Arabia is the strictest most fundamentalist country in the Arab world – like everything, there has to be an opposite, ...

saudi arabia, Al madinah, Saudi Arabia travel blog

saudi arabia

A travel blog entry by sarahclaudia

ga kebayang sebelumnya kalo negara pertama lain yang dikunjungi adalah arab saudi..hahaa. tujuannya sihh umroh. tapikan skalian jalan jalan emang paling enak..ya kaann? yang paling asik dari arab saudi tuu... pemandangan: walaupun gersang tapi banyak ...

ECONOMY, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia travel blog

ECONOMY

A travel blog entry by tunalim

... on job training and education, most recently with the opening of the King Abdallah University of Science and Technology - Saudi Arabia's first co-educational university. As part of its effort to attract foreign investment, Saudi Arabia acceded to ...

Land of the Sand Part 3, Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Land of the Sand Part 3

A travel blog entry by thaidi007

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... 5 inches above their ankles. They can also carry sticks that they use to strike those not following the Islamic way of life. Saudi Arabia is the most fundamentalist Muslim country – Bahrain the closest other country to us is the most liberal Muslim ...

The long wait in Abha and a return to Dhahran., Abha, Saudi Arabia travel blog

The long wait in Abha and a return to Dhahran.

A travel blog entry by kevinwanders

Man, it seemed so simple. But some things just have this way of spiralling out of control, you know? With an 8:00 PM departure, we needed to be at the airport by 6 PM. But we'd seen pretty much everything in town (so much was closed due to the Eid) ...

Back In Bahrain, Bahrain, Bahrain travel blog

Back In Bahrain

A travel blog entry by cullism

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... the Johnny Walker smell long before we reached Bahrain. At Bahrain International Airport we almost had our bags loaded onto a bus to Saudi Arabia. "Where you go, sahib?" asked the swarthy Arab driver. "The Gulf Gate", I replied. "OK, this bus for ...

Saudi Ramblings, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Saudi Ramblings

A travel blog entry by trent

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... the desert earlier and had just recently come to the surface.  Proof that Ha'il is still part of the wilds of Saudi Arabia. Hangings and Beheadings: As further proof to the above, a man was recently beheaded and hung from the tallest building in ...

Life in the Arabian Desert - Part 2, Ha'il, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Life in the Arabian Desert - Part 2

A travel blog entry by trent

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I realized  I haven't done a very good job of showing the area where I live.  I mean, I live in one of the most remote areas in one of the most restrictive countries in the world!  Therefore, I'm going to put forward a 'Life in the Arabian ...

Ma'salama, Taif, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Ma'salama

A travel blog entry by trent

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... had free time just didn't want to deal with the 100gb of photos I had to sort though!  But finally getting to it. In Saudi Arabia, Masalama is a party for someone leaving - a going away party.  Well, I got mine the weekend before I left for ...

Land of the Sand Part 2, Al Jubayl Industrial City, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Land of the Sand Part 2

A travel blog entry by thaidi007

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... are at different times. During my first week in sunny Jabail the Call to Prayer was at 4amish each day – Good Morning Saudi Arabia! Each day there are five Calls to Prayer. With our close proximity to a very large mosque and to several smaller ...

Red Sea Drifters, Red Sea, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Red Sea Drifters

A travel blog entry by pete-r

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Wednesday 3 December Red ...

Mekke-i Mükerreme, Mecca, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Mekke-i Mükerreme

A travel blog entry by tunalim

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Her yıl milyonlarca insanın akın ettiği ve Hac döneminde 5 milyona yakın insanın buluştuğu Mekke dünyanın en cazip şehri olması maksadıyla başlatılan imar çalışmaları ...

Small town Saudi, Rābigh, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Small town Saudi

A travel blog entry by rebecca.mcneal

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Saudi Arabia does not issue tourist visas - only work visas and business visas.  From the moment I entered Saudi I had issues with my "business" visa - which should have been a work visa.  This limited me in the ability to travel around the ...

Saudi, Taif, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Saudi

A travel blog entry by trent

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Under The Abaya, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Under The Abaya

A travel blog entry by corainsaudi

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Hi all. Just want to keep you updated on life in Jeddah. Having a ball here so far and keep waiting for the novelty to wear off. The work is quiet and quite boring. And to be really honest, it just interferes with the social life. I have met with ...

Ancient Nabataean tombs, Madain Saleh, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Ancient Nabataean tombs

A travel blog entry by trent

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... superstitious reputation. Anyways, enough history!  We headed out to MS, by police escort of course.  After some typical Saudi bureaucracy, we entered the rocky dirt roads and rumbled our way around the archaeological site.  Not much to say ...

On to Jordan and Saudi!, Rabbigh, Saudi Arabia travel blog

On to Jordan and Saudi!

A travel blog entry by rebecca.mcneal

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... men can have more than one wife if they are able to keep them all in the same financial situation.  Therefore, the Saudi women have decided shopping is the answer – jewelry, appliances, whatever to raise the spending so there is nothing left ...

Travel and Business Information, Mecca, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Travel and Business Information

A travel blog entry by tunalim

The U.S. Department of State's Consular Information Program advises Americans traveling and residing abroad through Country Specific Information, Travel Alerts, and Travel Warnings. Country Specific Information exists for all countries and includes ...

Land of the Sand Part 7, Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Land of the Sand Part 7

A travel blog entry by thaidi007

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... name flip flops they want the cheap and nasty to compliment their image of suave sexy playboy. There is however a problem with Saudi Arabia, which these dudes seemed to have overlooked. The term all dressed up with no place to go, kinda fits perfectly ...

Al Ula - Ooh La La, Al `Ulá, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Al Ula - Ooh La La

A travel blog entry by trent

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Over the weekend, we (a group of about 20 teachers) set off for Al Ula, which is the nearest city to Madain Saleh, Saudi's premier archaeological site (but more on that in the next blog).  About a 4 hour drive from Hail, we piled up in cars and made ...

Rock Art, Jubbah, Saudi Arabia travel blog

Rock Art

A travel blog entry by trent

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... Bedouin tent filled with rugs, decoratives (like old fans, teapots, etc.), and mounds of dates.  Between the tea and dates in Saudi Arabia you're never far from your next sugar fix here!  We had lunch here, strolled around the museum, and ended ...

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