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Saudi Arabia: The Land of the Largest Sand Desert in the World! Dammam

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, the heart of the Arab world, is a place full of surprises and charms. From its ancient cities, through its vast deserts to its stunning beaches on the Red Sea, Saudi Arabia has a lot to offer.

Don't forget to visit these 5 incredible places: the city of Riyadh, the capital and cultural center of the country; Jeddah, a vibrant seaside city with an impressive historical heritage; the ancient city of Al Khobar, with its beautiful beaches and seafood restaurants; the UNESCO World Heritage Site Al Khazneh, also known as "The Treasure"; and finally, the stunning Abha, the highest city in the country, full of mountains, forests and a pleasant temperature.


The local currency is the Saudi Riyal, the official language is Arabic, and yes, Brazilians need a visa to visit the country. Remembering that in 2019, Saudi Arabia began issuing tourist visas, opening its doors to explorers from all over the world.


Regarding the socioeconomic and political situation, Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy, where the king is the head of state and government. The economy is highly dependent on oil, although it is in the process of diversifying with the Vision 2030 plan.


Traveling to Saudi Arabia can be a little more expensive compared to other destinations, especially considering the cost of accommodation and food. However, the unique experience and chance to explore such a rich and intriguing culture may be worth the investment.

We were in Jeddah and Dammam, and got to know a little about the country at this time of opening up to global tourism, one of the most closed countries in the world has increasingly opened its borders to receive tourists from all over the world, and football has driven this.


Now, let's reveal the curiosity of the title: yes, it's true! Saudi Arabia is home to the Rub' al Khali, or "Empty Quarter" in Arabic, which is the largest continuous sand desert in the world. Stretching across 650,000 square kilometers, it's a truly impressive sight!

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