While visiting this beautiful country. Please respect their religion and cultures.
The religion and customs of Saudi Arabia dictate conservative dress for both men and women.
Foreigners are given some leeway in the matter of dress, but they are expected to follow local customs, particularly in public places.
As a general rule, foreign men should wear long trousers and shirts that cover the upper torso.
Foreign women should wear loose fitting skirts with hemlines well below the knee. Sleeves should be at least elbow length and the neckline modest.
The best fashion guideline is 'conceal rather than reveal'. Teenagers are also required to dress modestly in public places. Jeans should not be tight fitting and low necks and tank tops are not recommended. Shorts and bathing suits should not be worn in public.
No page covering a Muslim country would be complete without at least one photo of a Mosque. Islam is a very big part of everyday life in Saudi. Several times a day prayer is blasted over the loudspeakers in sort of a chant or song. Saudi's, and Muslims in general, take their religion very seriously and it is not acceptable for a Non-muslim to set foot in their mosques. Unlike Christians, Muslims do not believe that Jesus was the son of God (Allah is the word used by Mohhamed, p.b.u.h. and referres to the same God worshipped by Christians and Jews). Unlike Jews, Muslims accept that Christ was a prohpet. Islam is centered on the belief that Mohammed, p.b.u.m., was the last prohpet in a line of prohets that inlclude Abraham, Noah and Jesus. Mohammed, p.b.u.h., however, believed that the previous gospels (Old and New Testaments) were no longer true representations of the preachings of the previous prophets. He therefore, dictated the books of the Koran to followers who wrote word for word what had been spoken. Each word was dictated to Mohammed, p.b.u.h., by Allah,through the Angel Gabriel.
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