From Riyadh to Medina November 14th 2021 Saudi Arabia has only just opened up to tourists, the first visas becoming available in 2019 for just a few months before Covid struck. We start in the capital city of Riyadh where the temperature when we land on a November evening is 25c.
Riyadh is still a work in progress. There is already some great modern architecture but the city's metro is just a series of bridges and holes in the groun ... read more
Middle East » Saudi Arabia » Riyadh In 1902, ABD AL-AZIZ bin Abd al-Rahman Al Saud captured Riyadh and set out on a 30-year campaign to unify the Arabian Peninsula. A son of ABD AL-AZIZ rules the country today, and the country's Basic Law stipulates that the throne shall remain in the ... ... read more