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  • Water activities

    by Manyana Updated May 17, 2005

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    Saudi Arabia has got the best coast, rated as no. 1 diving area in the world i.e. Red Sea. Coastline is around 2,640 km.
    Water activities quite vary from scuba diving, jetskiing, fishing, and boating.
    Sometimes, jetskiing is not allowed in some areas to protect the red corals as well as fishing in protected areas.
    Such activities are not always available in public for women but only for men and children. So always ask about possible spots for ladies.

    Prices can vary and it depends on the season.
    Jetskiing: 1 hour=SR400-SR500
    Diving for beginners' course: SR1500-SR2000.
    Swimming: SR75-SR80 p/p (private beaches only)
    Family boating: SR150 per hour.

    Popular spots:
    Jeddah
    Yanbu
    Dammam
    Gizan and Farasan Island

    Equipment: what you needs for your favorite water activity; swimming suit, diving suit, cab, sunglasses.
    Diving equipment usually is available at the diving centers.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Beaches

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  • Desert activities

    by Manyana Written May 17, 2005

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    Desert covers Saudi Arabia for more than 75% of the land area. That's why, desert activities are quite various.
    The most popular desert sport is 'tateez' or car sandsurfing; where a car racer with a big jeep would sandsurf with his car on sandy hills.
    Another activity is individual sandsurfing where people use soft big tyres to roll and sail over sands.

    Equipment: - Jeep car
    - surfing tyres
    - protective glasses against sand
    - boots to protect against desert bushes

    Related to:
    • Singles
    • Surfing
    • Family Travel

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