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 Peninsula guidebook.

The birthplace and spiritual home of Islam, Saudi Arabia is as rich in attractions as it is in stirring symbolism. It is also one of the most difficult places on Earth to visit.

  • marvel at Madain Saleh, the ‘other Petra’, with its evocative tombs in a sublime desert setting
  • maps
  • dive the dazzling depths of Saudi’s Red Sea and spotting sharks, sea turtles and stunning coral reefs at Yanbu
  • transport
  • meander among the old merchants’ houses, ancient markets and myriad museums of Jeddah’s old city and enjoying delicious coffee and conversation along the corniche
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Riyadh, Camel Market & Around, Dir’aiyah, Riyadh to Mecca, Hejaz, Jeddah, Taif, Yanbu, Madain Saleh & the North, Al Ula and around, Madain Saleh, Tabuk and around, Mecca, Understand Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia Today, History, People, Religion, Environment and Survival Guide.

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