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Jiddah

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718,1307,44

Riyadh

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566,1125,40

Mecca

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157,344,31

Medina

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140,383,34

Dhahran

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79,129,4

Ad Dammam

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40,83,1

Al Khubar

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44,114,0

Yanbu` al Bahr

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176,282,0

Abha

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26,73,5

Mada'in Salih

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94,333,0

Al `Ula

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42,148,0

Al Qatif

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14,50,0

Ras Tanura

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7,15,0

Hasa

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12,20,0

Mina

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23,25,0

Tabuk

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10,4,0

Khaybar

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13,45,0

Al Khafji

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3,7,0

At Ta'if

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9,32,0

Duba

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5,13,0

Khamis Mushayt

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0,8,3

Al Kharj

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1,0,0

Sakaka

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7,10,0

Buraydah

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9,30,0

Haql

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1,8,0

Al Jubayl

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3,10,0

Najran

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10,18,2

`Usfan

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0,6,0

Thuwal

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0,3,0

Muzdalifah

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7,4,0

Hafar al Batin

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1,2,1

Jiddah

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  • Old City

    Jiddah Things to Do

    Beit Khazoufeh is another of Jeddah's old merchants' houses. Although it is not the most famous of them, it has a beautiful façade that highlights why these old structures are true architectural treasures. It features both mashrabiyyat (the screens over windows) and rawash (the boxes that are enlarged screens covering larger open sections in the...

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  • InterContinental Hotel Jeddah

    Jiddah Hotels

    I don't normally look to stay at the Intercontinental when I'm visiting a new city, but the hotel...

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  • Al Baik

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jiddah Restaurants

    Albaik the best chicken and sea food quick service restaurant in the world.... Guys check it out i was searching around for their website and i actually found the original website for ALBAIk not the eqyptian one ... click on to find out more about them ... www.albaik.com Miss it soo much .... Albaik normal chicken Albaik nuggets and the shrimps...

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Riyadh

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  • Diplomatic Quarter

    Riyadh Things to Do

    Sahat al-Kindi (Kindi Plaza) would not, under normal circumstances, be a hotspot of anything other than the teenage boredom, angst and melancholy that is usually associated with suburban malls. This, however, is Saudi Arabia, and Sahat al-Kindi is located in the Diplomatic Quarter, where the religious police or Muttawa3 are far fewer in number than...

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  • InterContinental Riyadh

    Riyadh Hotels

    Stayed only for a day But good restarant

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  • Fresh Japanese food in Riyadh

    Riyadh Restaurants

    We've been looking for a Japanese restaurant in Riyadh and finally we found one and it was recommended by family friends.Furusato, I heard about it in the Phil. and it has 2 branches located in manila and makati, I never realized there is one branch here in Riyadh it is the most expensive restaurant we ever tried but it’s definitely great and...

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Mecca

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  • Masjid - Al Haram

    Mecca Things to Do

    There are many gates to the Holy Mosque,I believe more than 100 gate. This is a picture of AL Umra gate,though you can start your Umra from any gate you shall enter. There is security at each gate to ensure the safety of the people.they check your bags. No food is allowed to the holy Mosque exept at the time of Ramadan you can bring your dates and...

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  • Hilton Makkah

    Mecca Hotels

    The Hilton overlooks the Harem (Mosque), and actually is a little too overpowering, but its one of...

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  • Ride a Camel at Jabal Rahma.

    Mecca Things to Do

    Jabal Rahma, the location of the Prophet Muhammad's Farewell Speech retains a carnival atmosphere throughout the year. Pilgrims visiting the holy site are encouraged to ride a camel complete with hodaj. The invitation is hard to refuse especially for those with children. the camels are beautifully decorated and provide a lovely photo opp!

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Medina

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Dhahran

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  • Fantastic Indian food and barbeque...

    Dhahran Restaurants

    This restaurant is said to be pioneer of mughal style cuisine in Dhahran. Menu has Pakistani, Indian and Chinese dishes. Weekends are quite busy and had to wait nearly 15 minutes before getting a place. The Family area has cabin seating as well for privacy. The staff was very friendly and overall I enjoyed my evening with friends. I have since my...

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  • Le Gulf Meridien Al Khobar

    Dhahran Hotels

    Corniche Blvd, Al Khobar, 31952, Saudi Arabia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • visit the oil exhibit

    Dhahran Things to Do

    Dhahran contains The Saudi Oil Company "ARAMCO" which is the first oil company world wide. there you are advise to visit the saudi aramco exhibit center. It is basically about the history of oil in Saudi Arabia. It shows the origin of oil, oil extraction, oil industry. there are very interesting simulations. and there you can see, read, interact...

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Ad Dammam

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  • cultural widefall

    Ad Dammam Warnings and Dangers

    Well I was been in Dammam for 1.5 yrs and i had hell lot of a ride of experiences.I seriously admit the fact -its an OPENPRISON.If you are a non -muslim and belongs to a country/culture where you are a big time party freak ,ladies man and bears a "i dont give a ***" kind of attitude then seriously dude you are very much in a wrong place.Liquor...

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  • Sheraton Dammam Hotel and Towers

    Ad Dammam Hotels

    I have stayed at the Dammam Sheraton twice now, and each time there is some sort of problem with the...

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  • Riyadh-Dammam by Train

    Ad Dammam Transportation

    Sine 1947, when construction work commenced for the current railway network in the Kingdom linking Riyadh the capital city with Dammam in Eatern province through Hafuf and Biqaq cities. Saudi Railways Organization operates several passangers trains every day between Riyadh and Dammam, some are express non stop, while others make two stops in...

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Al Khubar

See all 44 Al Khubar Tips
  • Really GOOOOOOD ANGUS Burgers !!!

    Al Khubar Restaurants

    This is one of the newest Burger Restaurants that have opened recently in Al Khobar. The Restaurant is located off Corniche Rd. in Turki Centre.Decor is nice, good wall papers, clean and organized restaurant. Their kitchen is not only open but they also have high chairs so people can sit at the counter and eat there.Staff is very friendly, you are...

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  • Golf World

    Al Khubar Things to Do

    The New Golf World In Khobar – Makkah St. The First Screen Golf in KSA Enjoy Playing with your Family and Have Drinks for freeFor Reservations call Tel :03 8897078 Mob:0542277185 0552619574

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  • The King Fahd causeway

    Al Khubar Things to Do

    The most spectacular bridge i've ever seen in my whole life the 16 mile (26 km) King Fahd Causeway connects Khobar to the island of Bahrain, this is four lane highway and 25 meters wide the building works, costing US$ 1.2 billion, financed entirely by the Kingdom of Saudi. In the middle of the bridge is an island that is used as the customs...

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Yanbu` al Bahr

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  • Visit the seaside in Umluj!

    Yanbu` al Bahr Off The Beaten Path

    Umluj is a approximately 150Km north of Yanbu al Bahr. The people of the town are warm and friendly. A great place to go for fresh seafood, to sit by the sea or to soak up some local atmosphere.

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  • VERY POOR SERVICE AND FOOD.

    Yanbu` al Bahr Restaurants

    I DONT KNOW WHATS WRONG WITH TASTE OF SOME PEOPLE.HOW CAN ONE BE SO BLIND AND WRITE REVIEWS THAT WILL DIRECT PEOPLE TO WRONG PLACES.I ALSO SAW SUCH COMMENTS ON DIFFERENT WEBSITES AND WENT TO SHAHEEN RESTAURANT (YANBU INDUSTRIAL), BUT VERY SORRY TO SAY THE FOOD WAS NOT GOOD ENOUGH AND THE SERVICE WAS SO POOR.WE USUALLY GET BETTER SERVICE THEN THAT...

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  • A Classic! 33 years in Yanbu...

    Yanbu` al Bahr Restaurants

    A pretty little restaurant located in Camp 5 Royal Commission. It has a lovely family section. Food is delicious and plentiful. a combination of Pakistani, Chinese and International favorites . Menu includes spaghetti bolognaise, beef stroganoff and good old American chopsuey. Luscious desserts include banana split,bananas foster and leechy with...

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Abha

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Mada'in Salih

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  • Cities of Saleh

    Mada'in Salih Local Customs

    Although Hegra in Arabic is "al-Hijr", the archaeological site itself is known in modern times as Mada'in Saleh, i.e. "Cities of Saleh." This naturally begs the question: who is Saleh and what "cities" are these? Saleh is a pre-Islamic Koranic prophet who was sent by God to preach to his people, Thamud, a pagan tribe in western Arabia, who were...

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  • Jebel Khraymat: Tombs Nº87, Nº88 & Nº89

    Mada'in Salih Things to Do

    Far less grand than the tombs on the opposite side, façades numbers 87, 88 and 89 were carved in the simple "Single Row of Merlons" style. Despite their small size and simple style, Nº87 and Nº89 actually come with inscriptions, the only two in this area. Below is a summary of each inscription:– Nº87 has a very long legal inscription that is etched...

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  • Jebel Ithlib: Niches of the Siq

    Mada'in Salih Things to Do

    Several cult niches framed by aedicules are carved into the walls of the Siq. They are similar to those found in the Siq of Petra, but smaller in scale, and once contained statues of deities. In some cases, sculptures carved into the rock are still visible, such as the eagle in the main attached photo. One of the niches has a Nabataean inscription...

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Al `Ula

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  • Khaybar

    Al `Ula Off The Beaten Path

    Located 2.5 hours south of al-Ula, on the road to Medina, Khaybar is another ancient oasis town in the Hijaz with a lot of history. Although not developed for tourism, the town's old quarter remains as it has for centuries, albeit crumbling. Much like Old al-Ula, Khaybar's historic town was abandoned some 40 years ago for newly built modern...

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  • Hijaz Railway

    Al `Ula Things to Do

    Al-Ula was a stop along the Hijaz Railway, which connected Medina with Damascus and eventually Constantinople. It was built by the Ottomans in the early 20th century to speed up the journey to Mecca during the pilgrimage season, but the railway was only in use for a short period. During WWI, Lawrence of Arabia and his Arab allies blew up the...

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  • al-Aswad Lion Tombs

    Al `Ula Things to Do

    Located a short distance north-east of al-Ula, on the cliffs within the valley in an area known as al-Khurayba, these tombs are evidence of 2600 years of settlement in al-Ula, originally called Dedan. They are known as al-Aswad Tombs and were carved around the 6th century BC by the Lihyanites, the people who inhabited the oasis and created the...

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Al Qatif

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  • A Wedding Celebration - Arabian Style

    Al Qatif Local Customs

    These are some of the photos I managed to have during the wedding celebration of a Saudi officemate. I did not even have a glance of the bride, and no one ever will. As it was my first and last wedding event, I did not have a clue on how the ceremony took place. It could be very private with only the close family members and relatives present.It...

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  • Dates plantation in al-Qatif

    Al Qatif Off The Beaten Path

    Many times during my stay in Saudi Arabia that I have visited dates plantation that belongs to a Qatifi friend which is really an amazing experience. Although almost all parts of date trees have many uses, the fruit itself is a real treat. I remember my Saudi friends use to enjoy the yellow ones which are still young but I myself enjoy the ripe...

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  • Prophet Elisha in Al Awjam, Qatif,...

    Al Qatif Off The Beaten Path

    The graveyard of the prophet Elisha in Al Wajam, one of Qatif villages, can be one of the off the beaten path in Qatif. According to Wikipedia Web site, Elisha was a Biblical prophet. In Latin, (and in English to some Catholics) he is known as Eliseus; however, the standard English form of the name has been "Elisha," at least since the introduction...

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Ras Tanura

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  • Stroll Along The Beach

    Ras Tanura Nightlife

    You can stroll along the nice beach at Ras Tanura, or you can even walk along their walking path that goes along the beach as well. You can take a nice romantic leasurely walk, or a power walk for exercise, the choice is yours! Definately a great way to walk off your dinner! Dress however you feel comfy.

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  • Coffee, Snack, or Meal!

    Ras Tanura Restaurants

    Cafe Najar is a lovely place to go! Whether you want something as simple as a cup of coffee, a specialty coffee, a snack, or a meal. They offer some pretty tasty salad's and sandwhiches here! We enjoy going up on the patio up on top. Great view of the beach, and you can catch a nice breeze up there! Honey Vanilla Latté is my favorite hot specialty...

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  • Spend The Day At The Beach

    Ras Tanura Things to Do

    Ras Tanura has a really nice beach. We love to take the children there on the weekends to enjoy a fun day of relaxing and playing! The beach is located in Aramco's Ras Tanura Community. You will find covered picnic tables scattered around with grills. There are plenty of trash cans, water fountains, and spouts, as well as lounge chairs and...

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Hasa

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  • The towering limestone of Jebel Qara

    Hasa Things to Do

    greets us when we set our foot there ....what did you see ? did you see the faces of the presidents ? its is believed that this place was walked by several prophets long before time .....shall we follow their trail ? Let go ....

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  • Look what you see ..Jebel Qara at night

    Hasa Things to Do

    when I came out of the cave around 6 pm ...the sky is already dark ..I was a little worry as the path is not really a smooth one ..but all that dissappear the moment I step out and look at the limestones at night ...gosh ..it looks like Stonehenge..or perhaps more captivating ....with the back drop dark blue sky ......for a second I was actually...

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  • Dates everywhere ...but where is the...

    Hasa Things to Do

    Well al Hasa is said to be major produres of dates for the Eastern region , well with so many dates tree around ...I can argue much about it !

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Mina

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  • Peace through acknowledgement

    Mina Favorites

    Mina is only really visited during the Hajj season for a few days by about 2 million people all at the same time. You would think that such a small area would get quite congested during this time, but no, you still feel at peace. Why?There is nothing really to stress you out and everyone is at peace. No Internet connection, limited mobile coverage...

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  • Garbage everywhere!

    Mina Warnings and Dangers

    I`m sad to say this,but many pilgrims litter everywhere,and the government can`t do much about it,though it provides large garbage cans,but they can`t collect it,simply because many people are sleeping on the streets,preventing car traffic.By the 3rd day of hajj piles of garbage is all over the roads.so be prepared,take washing eye drops with...

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  • At Al Jamarat

    Mina Favorites

    I insisted to go to the three Jamarat to stone the devil(there isnt really a devil there as some ignorant Muslims might think)it`s only a symbolic action....Anyways,on the first night my husband and I among few others waited until midnight and the crowed was a lot less...I had only seven pebbles with me,but I needed 21,and my husband had none,and...

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