Saudi Arabia

Why visit Saudi Arabia?  Because it's terrific authentic!

First, because for European travelers it's a new destination, that can be visited as a stop-over destination, for everybody who travels to the Middle East and Far East. For everybody who is interested in discovering and experiencing  a new destination and the Arab culture. Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia is a growing city that has a beautiful heritage.


I'm just back from my third trip to Riyadh (after my first visit in November 2017 and second one in March 2019). My trip was all about exploring what we can offer you to make beautiful and unique lifetime memories. Now it's the right time to discover Riyadh as it is terrific authentic and not overcrowded with tourists. It's one of the pearls in the Arab world!

Many people say that Riyadh is a business city. I don't agree as it is also the birth place of Saudi Arabia. So you have for sure a great choice of places and sights to explore and to enjoy during your stay in this city. Discover with us Saudi.

Pearls of Switzerland recommend the Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh which has been inspected and checked out for you by myself. A Hotel, I recommend particularly as I know they will provide services you do not get elsewhere in Riyadh.


Transfers from the airport to the Hotel, sightseeing tours, restaurants and great shopping opportunities, like you never will experience in another place because, as I mentioned before, tourists are new to this country, and you can experience the authentic Arabic hospitality and discover a beautiful country and its culture!

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the Arabian Peninsula

  • The current population of Saudi Arabia is 33,984,323 as of Thursday, March 28, 2019, based on the latest United Nations estimates

  • Saudi Arabia population is equivalent to 0.44% of the total world population

  • Saudi Arabia ranks number 41 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population

  • The population density in Saudi Arabia is 16 per Km2 (41 people per mi2)

  • The total land area is 2,149,690 Km2 (830,000 sq. miles)

  • 78.4 % of the population is urban (26,763,925 people in 2019)

  • The median age in Saudi Arabia is 30.2 years

Saudi Arabia’s geography is diverse, with forests, grasslands, mountain ranges and deserts. The climate varies from region to region. Riyadh's Summer temperatures can reach up to 45ºC (113ºF). Winters are dry and cool, with near-freezing nighttime temperatures. Saudi Arabia gets very little rain, only about four inches a year on average.

Dress Code

All female guests should arrange for an abaya (black shawl) to be available for them on arrival into the country. These can easily be purchased by their sponsor or family relation within the Kingdom. It is also advisable to carry a head scarf at all times during the visit, as females may be requested occasionally to cover only their hair. (At no time will western female visitors be requested to cover their face.) Male guests may wear normal western business attire and conservative to casual wear during their leisure time. The wearing of shorts is generally accepted, however it is advisable to wear long trousers whenever possible in public. Polo shirts and short sleeve shirts are also acceptable, but visitors should avoid wearing vest tops in public. (source: Rosewood Jeddah)

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