Saudi Arabia is the dusty, desert ridden heart of Islam, where Muhammad was born and where he pronounced Mecca and Medina to be holy cities. Predictably, it is a strict country where women are invisible behind veils, men wear ankle-length skirts, and alcohol and pigs are off-limits. Mecca, the holiest city in Islam, is entirely out of bounds for non-Muslims, do not try to pretend to be Muslim, either, because it won't be responded to warmly. Interestingly, Saudi Arabia's wealth, courtesy of oil, has seen the emergence of a starkly modern aspect to some of the cities; most notably, perhaps, is Riyadh, where the glitzy modernity seems to rise up in an impressive shout of support for money and capitalism. But even here the heart of most Saudis remains Islam and the religion is still adhered to rigorously.
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Riyadh Riyadh

Riyadh is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. It is situated in the center of the Arabian Peninsula on a large plateau, and is home to 5,254,560 people.

Abha Abha

Abha is the capital of Asir province in Saudi Arabia. It is situated at 2,200 metres above sea level in the fertile mountains of south-western Saudi Arabia near the National Park of Asir. Its mild climate makes it a popular tourist dest...

Abu Arish Abu Arish

Abu Arish is a city/town in Saudi Arabia.

Ad Dammam Ad Dammam

Ad Dammam is a city/town in Saudi Arabia.

Afif Afif

Afif is a city/town in Saudi Arabia.

Al-Gat Al-Gat

Al-Gat is a city/town in Saudi Arabia.

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