Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula - Saudi Arabia (Chapter)
This is the Saudi Arabia chapter from Lonely Planet's Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula guidebook.
Today Saudi Arabia is not quite so harsh on outsiders. The Empty Quarter boasts dunes the size of ships, beautiful Arabian oryx and traditional Bedouin hospitality, which like its sands, seems to go on and on forever.
- marvel at Madain Saleh, the 'other Petra', one of the most magical and monumental sites of the Middle East
- dive the dazzling depths of Saudi's Red Sea with sharks, sea turtles and stunning coral reefs
- meander among old merchants' houses, ancient markets and museums in Old Jeddah
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Itineraries, Climate & When to Go, History, Government & Politics, Economy, the National Psyche, Lifestyle, Population, Multiculturalism, Religion, Arts, Environment, Food & Drink, Saudia Arabia Directory, Transport in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh & around, the Najd, Hejaz, Madain Saleh & the North, Asir, the Empty Quarter and Eastern Province.
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