Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula - Saudi Arabia (Chapter)
This is the Saudi Arabia chapter from Lonely Planet's Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula guidebook.
The birthplace and spiritual home of Islam, Saudi Arabia is rich in attractions but is a difficult place to visit. For those who do get in, rock-hewn Madain Saleh is Arabia's greatest treasure, and the Red Sea has world-class diving.
- meander among the old merchants' houses, ancient markets and myriad museums of Old Jeddah and enjoy delicious coffee and conversation along the corniche
- wander the mud-brick ruins of Dir'aiyah, a Unesco site and birthplace of modern Saudi Arabia
- listen for the ghost of TE Lawrence along the Hejaz Railway
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Riyadh, Camel Market & Races, Dir'aiyah, Sand Dunes, Hejaz, Jeddah, Taif, Yanbu, Al-Ula & around, Madain Saleh, Asir, Abha & around, Farasan Islands, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia Today, History, People & Society, Religion, Arts, Environment and Survival Guide.
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