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A Helpful Guide Before Visiting Saudi Arabia
Posted: Apr 18, 2012
Visiting a different place will be one of the exciting part of your life and can also be one of the dangerous part. It is exciting because you can be able to meet a different culture, people, places and even different kind of foods. It could really be exciting but sometimes, especially when you do not have any idea on the kind of place that you chose to stay. We are all familiar to the fact that not all the countries and even places that we are trying to visit are all safe. There are also some places that even if how hard we try to be safe, danger will still find its way to meet us. To avoid this kind of situation to happen, you must always be prepared whenever you are going to another place or country.
Saudi Arabia is known to be the most popular country in Middle East. This country is considered to be the supplier of petroleum all over the world. In fact, 90% of the earnings that they get in exporting come from the petroleum industry. Aside from being the world’s supplier of petroleum, Saudi Arabia also offers breathtaking sites that tourists of the country will surely love. Some of these sites are Kingdom Center Tower, National Museum where everyone can see the history of Islam, Desert Sea Rivers Balad and many more. These are only few of the places that a person can try to visit when he decides to go in Saudi Arabia. Like the other countries or places that you might have visited in the past, you might also encounter some things that you could find unusual. Knowing the things you should and not do in the country will be very helpful for you.
First of these is to be familiar to the fact that Saudi Arabia prohibited drinking alcohol based on the rule of their Quran. Quran is their bible, thus they consider it holy and follow every single word that is written there. Also, smoking is proscribed on this place. So if you are an alcohol drinker and smoker, you must prevent yourself from drinking and smoking while in Saudi Arabia. Other than these prohibited vices, pork is not being eaten by the country people in Saudi Arabia. So do not be surprised if there are no cuisines that have pork ingredients. Drinking black tea is another custom of the country to welcome the tourists. Even if you do not drink black tea, you must drink when you decide to visit the country because it is a form of respect for them.
Austin Ames has many years' experience in article writing and he has written many more in the past.