You are not allowed to take photos in public places, especially of government buildings.
Shops and businesses close during daily prayer times. There are five prayers a day and times are published in the local newspaper. It might be more convenient to shop in the evening.
During this month, Muslims observe the holy month and only work for six hours due to fasting. During the daylight hours of Ramadan, please remember not to drink, eat or smoke in public areas.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Al Tuwayah Tower
This was once the primary source of fresh water for the whole town of Al Jubail. The tower was built in 1348Hijri (Arabic calendar) by order of the late King Abdulaziz Al-Saud.
Whispering Sands Golf Course
It is located on the outskirts of the Jubail industrail city and it is a 18 hole sand golf course with Pro shop and teaching pro available.
In the heart of the Jubail industrial city is the Equestrain Centre where you can enjoy horse back rides and also see the Saudi horse jumper in action. The horse races can be witnessed on some Fridays.
Jubail Science Centre
This reflects the Royal Commission's effort to develop the intellectual skills of the new generation, a hive of scientific curiosity and creative thinking. It accepts visitors of all ages and shows them the surrounding environment as well as the latest scientific and technological developments.
WHAT TO PACK
In summer, between June and September, bring sunscreen, sunglasses and light or thin clothing as the temperature reaches more than 40 degrees celcius. In winter, bring heavy or thick clothing and a jacket as the temperature goes down up to 6 degrees celcius.
Fishing and scuba-diving equipment
If you're visiting in summer, don't forget to bring your fishing equipment. This is the best time to enjoy deep sea fishing and diving to explore the beauty of the the Arabian Gulf. Please note this is for licensed scuba divers only.
Ladies must wear a black colored gown called the abaya. It is a must for ladies staying or coming to Saudi Arabia.
The local currency is Saudi Riyals (SAR). Change some money before you arrive, at least 500SAR, to cover transport or airport incidentals.