Saudi Arabia is a middle eastern country located in the Arabian Peninsula famous for being the origin of Islam.

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How safe is it for “Western” Muslims to participlate in the Hajj and visit Mecca?

So as I hope you all know, the Hajj is a religious pilgrimage that Islam requests all its believers to participate in at least once in their lifetime if possible. Now I know that there have been many ...
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How much does it cost for a visitor visa to Saudi Arabia?

How much do individual and family visitor visa cost to Saudi Arabia?
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How cheap are the cheapest accommodations in Saudi Arabia?

So I know Saudi Arabia is know for being rich and for not issuing tourist visas. But if somebody were to go there on some other type of visa, such as a business visa, and then attempt some ...
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Can I bring an anti-religious book into Saudi Arabia?

Could I bring books like The God Delusion from Richard Dawkins to Saudi Arabia? What will happen if they saw this book in my hand during the check-in or somewhere else in Saudi Arabia? What about ...
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When applying for a Schengen visa, how do I prove that my employer/company will pay all my costs?

I'm Filipino by nationality and have been working in Saudi Arabia for more than 3 years. I've already started working on the requirements for getting a Schengen visa. The company/employer will be the ...
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Travelling from Saudi Arabia to Toronto on dual passports, visa waiver with American? [closed]

I am little confused this time because my son has dual passports (Pakistani and American), now we are going to Toronto, Canada and for US nationals a visa is not required. But in this case, we are ...
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Are non-Saudi women allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia?

A link from Are there any man-only places in the world? called No Women Allowed by Fox News repeats a claim I've often heard: Women need a man, or government permission, to do just about anything ...
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Do UAE residents {visa engineer} require a visa to visit Saudi Arabia?

I am a Pakistani National. I am working in UAE as a survey engineer. I want to visit some family friends in Saudi Arabia. I want to travel by bus. Do I need any type of visa to go directly to the ...
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Travelling with infant who stops being an infant during the trip (turns 2)

I'm a Canadian PR my family (wife, kid) are Canadian Citizens, we're travelling to Pakistan via Jeddah (Saudi Airline). We're staying in Jeddah for 1 week and then going to Lahore (Pakistan) for 2 ...
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Can I visit tourist attractions while on Umrah/Hajj visa in Saudi Arabia?

If I was granted an Umrah/Hajj visa, Can I visit other parts of Saudi Arabia beside Makkah where Umrah/Hajj is performed?
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Car Seats in Saudi Arabia

I'm leaving in a couple of days for Saudi Arabia. I will have at least three vehicle trips: Airport (Jeddah) to Mecca Mecca to Medinah Medinah to Airport I'm travelling with two kids (five and ...
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Reusing phone from 2007

I visited Saudi Arabia for three weeks back in 2007. At that time, I purchased a low-end Nokia phone, and presumably a local SIM card (can't remember the details about the plan). In about a week, ...
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How to independently visit Saudi Arabia?

I've read that Saudi Arabia doesn't grant tourist visas to independent travelers. I've also read that recently they grant visas to group of travelers, if the tour is organized by a recognized tour ...
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Why doesn't Saudi Arabia issue tourist visas? [closed]

First of all, I am aware of the question about how to visit Saudia Arabia. This question is about why doesn't Saudi Arabia issue tourist visas. Second, for sometime now I am wondering why doesn't ...
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What are the rules for driving in Mecca?

I'm a Muslim making a pilgrimage to Mecca. I'm an American citizen and have a valid US driver's license. I'm trying to find information weather I need to apply for a special license to drive my ...
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Road journey from Europe to Mecca?

I would like to go by road to Mecca, either by car or by public transport trains, has anyone tried the route? I have got information on how to travel up to Istanbul in Turkey but from there it is not ...
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What is traveling for work to Saudi Arabia like?

What are the things to take into account when working for 1 - 2 months in Saudi Arabia (Jeddah)? What are some of the cultural aspects that I need to take into account compared to my normal working ...