Last weekend, two friends and I headed from Riyadh to Al Ula in northwestern Saudi Arabia for a fascinating 2 1/2 day adventure exploring the unimaginably diverse and larger-than-life landscapes, inspiring archeological sites and lush farms of the area.
Our guide, Khalil Albalawi, founder of Arnawa Tours is from Al Ula and knows the area like the back of his hand. We called him about a week in advance (+966592100072) and he made all the arrangements, including full board accommodation in a…
My husband and I were thinking to travel to Saudi Arabia to explore the region.
I wanted a company that was located in the hub to ensure that I am near if any problem occurs as I am traveling from North America.
So I kept on searching online for a trust site [commercial details removed] They had the same scheme as online bookings but what surprised me it was targeting and suggested for each category where to go.
Anyhow I wanted to visit Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam. It started all in the bride…
Dear all LP member,
My sister plan to go to Mecca next year, she is 19YO and single, is anyone know what she need to prepare, I meant in term of administration thing. I have call one travel agency here they said my sister need to pay for muhrim card or something like a letter which stated that my sister is traveling alone without her male family. Is anyone can explain to me about it ? please help me.
Dear LP Members
I will soon travelling to Jeddah Saudi Arabia. Its difficult find information on where to exchange Euros or USD or UK Pounds. Could you please let me names of exchange place in Jeddah. I can exhcnage money at banks, but Exchange place have better rates for Euros & Pounds, I know Saudi money is fix rate USD
Can you give me list name of Exchange companies in the kingdom.
My family and I are moving to Dhahran near Dammam in Spring. We have a mixture of electrical appliances bought in the UK and Japan. I'm trying to understand what will be compatible with the electricity supply in that part of Saudi. Plug sockets are not an issue because we can easily get adapters if necessary, but the supply is trickier if there are compatibility problems.
Can anyone on the ground there, or with first hand experience from there, tell me what the electricity supply…
We will soon be moving to Riyadh and organising the shipment of all our stuff there, in a container.
I read the regulations and since I got loads of books (around 2,000), I was wondering if there was any issues with:
- Magazines such as National Geographic where there can be photos of women showing too much flesh
- Comics for adults (Seinen manga for instance can be quite blunt at times)
- Art books (contemporary and classic)
- Comics for kids
- Is there a list of books on KSA that…
I was wondering what the situation was for credit cards in Saudi Arabia. Is it possible to pay at restaurants and shops with card? What about things like transportation or attractions or at airports?
Any information helps. Many thanks!