Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the Middle East, the largest area consist of desert. The vast majority of the Saudi people live in the cities of Riyadh and Jeddah. However, the most well-known cities in Saudi Arabia are the holy places of Mecca and Medina. Mecca is the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad, Medina is where Muhammad is buried in the Masjid an-Nabawi Mosque. Every year millions of Muslims from all over the world come on pilgrimage (Hajj and Umrah) to Saudi Arabia. The country is one of the largest oil producers in the world, a lot of money has been invested in buildings and infrastructure. The busiest airports in the country are Jeddah King Abdulaziz Airport and Riyadh King Khalid Airport. It is easier today to obtain a visa for Saudi Arabia, however the cities of Mecca and Medina are off limits to non-Muslims.
Practical information about Saudi Arabia:
Time zone: Arabia Standard Time +3
Currency: Saudi riyal
National Day: 23 September