Saudi Arabia is known throughout the world as the birthplace of Islam, a country with the strictest Muslim traditions and strict observance of Sharia. Religious tourism is mainly widespread here – millions of Muslims perform Hajj (pilgrimage) to holy places as a fulfillment of the Pillars of religion. The Saudi authorities even allocate quotas for each country so that during the Hajj Mecca does not drown in the boundless human sea.
For an ordinary tourist, the state has opened recently, but a visit is possible only accompanied by employees of a Saudi travel agency. What to see for a guest in Saudi Arabia? Muslim shrines (only for those who profess Islam, representatives of other faiths will not be allowed there), the most beautiful coral reef of the Persian Gulf, the beaches and embankments of seaside Jeddah, the boundless and hottest desert in the world Rub-el-Khali.
Built and ennobled thanks to huge oil revenues, the cities of Saudi Arabia are quite a comfortable place for a tourist. But it is necessary to remember about the numerous prohibitions and rules in force for a foreigner: a ban on alcohol, on wearing inappropriate clothes, on communicating with women, on visiting certain places. In case of violation, the easiest punishment is expulsion from the country, in more serious cases everything ends in prison.