Saudi Arabia Guide
One of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah is located on the coast of the Red Sea. The city has been the trading center for several centuries and today it is the commercial center of Saudi Arabia. Pilgrims to Makkah and Medina have to pass through this city. Travelers to Jeddah enjoy a luxurious stay; there are several boulevards, an ancient city and colorful bazaars that can be visited.
An oasis in the desert of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia and also the largest city and cultural hub of the country. The present day Riyadh offers an exclusive blend of tradition and contemporary facilities. The city despite seeing a lot of development has retained its ancient heritage and follows Islamic laws.
Taif has been directly linked to the history of Islam from time of Prophet (sallallahu-alaihi-wassallam). Nestled beautifully on the eastern slopes of the Sarawat Mountains close to Makkah, it is a picturesque city in Saudi Arabia. The city is an agricultural center and is known for grapes and honey. Taif is also popular for its holiday resorts and is a travelers delight.
An important port city of Saudi Arabia, Dammam is located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia and is also the capital of the Eastern Province. The King Abdul Aziz Sea Port in the city is the largest port on the Persian Gulf. There are several government buildings in Dammam.
An introduction to Saudi Arabia, where Makkah and Madinah are located, is usually unnecessary to a Muslim Traveller. One of the paramount reasons for Muslims to become great travellers is their lifelong passion, enthusiasm and the obligation for journeying to perform Hajj in the Holy city of Makkah and to visit Madinah.
The capital of the Tabuk Province in Saudi Arabia, Tabuk is located close to the Jordanian Border. The city has a long history and some of the remains are still visible in the area. Today the city is famous for its agricultural products especially flowers like lilies, gladiola and statices. It also has lot of significance in the Islamic History due to the "Tabuk expedition" which was led by the Prophet (Sallallahu-alaihi-wassallam).