Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula - Saudi Arabia (PDF Chapter)

Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula - Saudi Arabia (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Saudi Arabia chapter from Lonely Planet’s Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsu-la guidebook.

The birthplace and spiritual home of Islam, Saudi Arabia is rich in attractions and stirring symbolism. For Muslims, the cities of Mecca and Medina, rich in Prophetic significance, have no equal.

  • wander beneath coral architecture and look for bargains in the country’s biggest souq in Jeddah
  • maps
  • admire the country’s greatest open-air gallery of sophisticated ancient rock art at Jub-bah
  • transport
  • stare in awe at the hypnotic tawaf (circumnavigation of the Kaaba) inside the world’s big-gest mosque at Mecca
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Riyadh, Hejaz, Jeddah, Taif, Mecca, Medina, Yanbu, Northern Saudi Arabia, Al Ula, Madain Saleh, Tabuk, Al Wajh, Central Najd, Buraydah, Eastern Province, Al Hofuf, Dammam, Southern Saudi Arabia, Abha, Jazan, Farasan Islands, Under-stand Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia Today, History, People, Religion, Environment, Survival Guide.

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