Getting from A to B
The most popular option for getting around in Saudi Arabia is via private car and taxi. There is however, a bus network and a railway network comprised of two main lines.
Stay on the right side of the law
While the driving laws are similar to most other countries, the standard of driving is poor and police enforcement lacking. People frequently talk on their mobile phones while driving, speed, overtake recklessly, ignore red lights and generally disrespect the rules of the road and their fellow drivers.
Getting a driving license in Saudi Arabia
In this article, you will learn about obtaining a Saudi Arabian driving license and converting your current license.
How to rent and import a car
Saudi Arabia is a country built on petrol wealth and for this reason, cars are particularly cheap. It may not make financial sense to import a car as it may be cheaper to simply buy a car in Saudi Arabia. The red tape involved in importing vehicles (see below) makes it doubly complicated.
Middle Eastern culinary melting pot
The Saudi Arabian cuisine isn’t just couscous and dates, there is a rich culinary history in Saudi Arabia, that reflects its history as a trading nation. Saudi Arabia’s food influences range from Syria, India, Persia (modern day Iran) and even Europe.
Things to do on a business trip
Since the tourism industry for non-muslims is not particularly developed, there is not a great deal of activities on offer. It was only in 2013 that Saudi Arabia began to issue tourist visas which were quickly rescinded and now are only offered to select group of people on a limited basis.