Saudi Arabia

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Travel information about Saudi Arabia

As we all know, Saudi Arabia is a desert country enclosing most of the Arabian Peninsula and Persian Gulf (coastlines). It is located in the Middle Eastern part with a total area of 1,960,582 km and a population of 32,938,213. Saudi Arabia is not just made of deserts there are mountains, beaches, and rivers as well. Riyadh, the capital is also full of skyscrapers.

Capital city of Saudi Arabia: Riyadh

Closest neighbors to Saudi Arabia: Neighboring countries are Jordan on the northeast, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates on the southeast, Oman and Yemen to the south.

Best times to visit Saudi Arabia: During summer at the months of July and August, people go to mountain cities to escape the heat. May to October is winter with slight rainfall and the night is freezing. Spring season from April to May is also rainy.

How to get to Saudi Arabia: Fly from USA to Saudi Arabia for 15 hours and 24 minutes.

Visa requirements for Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia has some of the most restrictive travel policies in the world, and advance visas are required for all foreigners desiring to enter the country.

Currency of Saudi Arabia: The currency is Saudi Riyal.

Official Language of Saudi Arabia: The official language is Arabic.

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Saudi Arabia

There are 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Saudi Arabia and 10 on their tentative list.

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Scuba diving safety tips

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.