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Saudi Arabia’s visa policy is one of the most complicated and restricted travel policies in the world. Hence, it would do good to apply for a Saudi visa well in advance for all tourists who desire to enter the country. All foreigners require valid passports that are valid for at least 6 months, along withadvance visas.Though Saudi Arabia mostly prefers not to grant visas to unaccompanied women, it offerswork permits in a few selected field, especially teachers, maids and nurses.
Citizens of other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations, i.e. Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman,do not need a visa to enter Saudi Arabia. Also exempted from visa requirements are foreigners transiting through airports for less than eighteen hours, but many other entry requirements, such as the dress code and restrictions on unaccompanied females, still apply.
Please note that Saudi Arabia does not recognise dual citizenship, so you must avoid carrying two passports at any time. Visa applications should be addressed to the nearest embassy of Saudi Arabia, or you can apply in your own country.
There are several kinds of visas available for those wishing to visit Saudi Arabia. Visas are granted to tourists and their family membersas Business Visa, Diplomatic and Official Visa, Family Visit Visa, Government Visit Visa, Residence Visa, Student Visa, Work Visit Visa, and also Hajj Visa and Umrah Visa for Muslim pilgrims. Check the Saudi Arabia government website for detailed information about the same.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Madinah, Saudi Arabia
Countries can have similar religion but the cultures and lifestyle can be quite different. People travelling on Dubai to Medina flights will experience this. Find a few points of attractions in this article, around which you can plan your itinerary.
The richest city amongst the Emirates, the one with record breaking achievements, risen from dust to sky high glory, these are few of the accolades given to Dubai. Dubai was a barren desert city earlier, although the city
has changed dramatically, but the weather remains the same, very hot in summers and pleasant in winters. There is a lot more to this city than the record breaking architecture. For instance the Dubai Creek, the S shaped creek is a place bustling with modern boats busy in fishing or trading and the traditional dhows bustling with tourists sailing on the waters. The Deira is a traditional area with Souks and traditional eateries criss crossing the streets. For a taste of actual Dubai one must visit this place. Bur Dubai is the place to be awed by the historical buildings here. It houses the Al Fahidi Historical District, the Diwan, and the Dubai Museum which is an old fort.
Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building has an observatory at the top which gives a bird’s eye view of the city. It is so tall that, people staying on the topmost floors see the setting sun for a longer period of time, than those staying on the lower levels. Burj Al Arab, the world’s seven star hotel has a thin sheet of 24 carat gold covering the ceilings and walls.
Dubai International Airport is amongst the largest and busiest airports in the world. The airport duty free shopping is world famous. Multicuisine restaurants, cafes and coffee shops are the jewels in the dining sector. The Terminal 3 is the world’s largest and is exclusive for Emirates passengers.
Staying in Dubai is a world apart. Dubai International Terminal hotel, Le Meridian Dubai, Al Bustan Rotana, and Jumeirah Creek are a few names for high end customers. For the budget hotels one can choose from Premier Inn, Fortune Plaza, Orchid Hotel, and Nihal Hotel.
Medina is considered the second holiest Muslim city after Mecca. Home to the oldest Mosques, Quba Mosque, Al Masjid en- Nabawi and Masjid al- Quiblatayn. It is a city for Haj pilgrims. The city does not allow non-muslims to enter the main mosques.
The city is built near hills which were volcanic. The weather here is typically desert weather, with very harsh and hot summers but pleasant and cool winters.
The center of Medina is strictly prohibited for non Muslims, thus, we will chart out places where the general public can visit. Jannat Al Baqui is a cemetery where the relatives of Prophet Muhammad are buried. The Green Dome is built over the tomb of Prophet Muhammad and Islamic leaders Abu Bakr and Umar. The plains and mountains of Uhud were the scene of a great battle and the graves of the 70 martyrs of the battle are present here.
Hejaz Railway Museum is actually a historic Ottoman Railway shed which has a few engines still in running condition. Dar Al madinah museum showcases the history of Medina, Islam religion and the events after Prophet Muhammad arrived at Medina. The Holy Quran Exhibition has rare Qurans on display. There are exhibits and audio visual aids to deliver the meaning and symbol of the Quran and its impact on man and his family, society and culture.
Medina International Airport & Hotels
Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport has limited international destinations. It can be reached by taxis and hired cars. The international departure terminal has a restaurant, café, fast food joint, bakery and juice bar. There are two duty free shops apart from a souvenir shop and a regional brand outlet.
Sanabel Al Madina Hotel, Platinum the first, Al Haram Hotel and Al Eman Royal Hotel are few budget hotels nearby to choose from. Meanwhile Madina Oberoi, Shaza Al Madina, Dar AL Hijra Intercontinental and Madinah Hilton are luxury hotels to choose from.