Dress and الشماغ or ghutra is the national dress a
In compliance with local laws and customs, Restaurants and public areas offer different sections for " Families/Ladies and a different area for Gentlemen"
Saudi people will often invite visitors to their homes to share food with them. To reject the offer could be considered a grave insult.
All the shops and restaurants are closed during the five daily prayer times (times vary) for 20 to 30 minutes.
DID YOU KNOW ?
In Saudi Arabia men are not allowed to wear shorts in public; for ladies it is mandatory to wear a black gown called an abaya before venturing out in public.
Saudi Arabia is one of the biggest publishers of the Holy Koran in the world. Upon completing their Hajj, each pilgrim is given a Holy Koran as a gift.
One of the tallest fountains in the world, with a spray 260 metres high, it is located just in front of our hotel.
Saudi Arabia is one of the top producers of oil in the world and has 25 percent of the world's known oil reserves.
WHAT TO PACK
It is recommended to exchange some money - just enough to cover airport incidentals and transportation to the hotel - before you leave home, so you can avoid unpleasant queues at the airport ATMs.
The weather is nearly always hot and sunny. Light clothing is advised, but do bring at least one heavier garment for air-conditioned interiors.