We usually travel freely around countries with a tandem bicycle that fits in a suitcase (bikefriday.com Traveller Q for those who are curious). We have 2 weeks in KSA in mid-February 2015 and would like to travel this way as well.
My concerns are: my girlfriend rides in the back of the tandem, and we often stay with locals, or ask to camp on their property, so just a few days around arrival and departure are planned and booked, the rest is decided as we go.
The following rough itinerary is what…
I will be travelling for 2 weeks to KSA in Feb 2015 on my way back from SE Asia to Europe. I have read that it will be difficult to find hotels that accept non-married couples. Has anyone had any experience with this in the last 6 months or so? We will be travelling around Jeddah.
I am going to Jeddah to attend a trade show and will be there 5 days. I have found some info about sights to visit on this forum, thanks very much but would like to know whether there are beaches for women in Jeddah? or should I better look for a hotel with swimming pool for women? We are two females travelling together, would it be a problem to move around?
Thanks very much for your help and have a great weekend!!!
Does anyone have any recent news about whether US citizens can get a transit visa if they have a long (18-72 hour) stopover in Saudi Arabia? I know of some Americans who have been able to do this over the last few years, but I have heard that the visas are no longer issued as freely.
I am interested in "forcing" an 18+ hour stopover so that I can see Jeddah or Riyadh for a day, if it is feasible to get a transit visa.
There aren't many posts here about Saudi Arabia (for fairly obvious reasons) but i found this forum helpful when I planned my trip a while back.
I wanted to share to articles that cover some of the off-the-beaten track sights of Riyadh. enjoy!
We are thinking of travelling via Dubai or Abu Dhabi (as a transit stop, i.e. we're not leaving the airport) en-route to Delhi but have Israel visitor stamps in our (South African) passports. Does anyone know if there will be any issues?
We are not stopping off in Saudi except to wait in the transit section until the next flight.
I am transiting in RUH (rather, planning to) and would have 16 hours layover, which is enough for some good sleep.
I have a British passport. And my connecting flight will take me home to the UK. It's not a round trip.
I found this info applies to me:
Visa exempt for a stay of up to eight hours. The traveller must:
Hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with one blank visa page
Hold proof of sufficient funds
Hold proof of onward/return airline tickets
Proof of sufficient funds? To…
Me & my husband are travelling to UK from India with 14 hrs layover in Jeddah, landing at 11 PM. We are planning to take a transit visa for roaming around the city for 4-5 hrs in the morning hours. Would it be wise and possible to roam around the city for 4 hrs in morning & come back to board the flight which is scheduled at 1:15 PM?
Can we cover Floating Mosque & King Fahd's Fountain in 4 hrs & come back to airport?
We are planning to spend night at Jeddah Airport Lounge.…