Do I need a car in Dammam? Despite Saudi Arabia being largely closed to international tourists from outside the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, Dammam is one of the world’s top 50 visitor destinations by international rivals. Although other cities in the Gulf region, including most prominently Dubai, but also the Saudi cities of Riyadh […]


Do I need a car in Riyadh? Although Riyadh is currently developing an extensive rapid transit network, this is still a city that was developed around the car, with an extensive network of vast multilane highways. Local buses are available, but they are slow. Despite being such a closed shop, Riyadh is one of the […]


The holy city of Mecca is most often visited by Haj pilgrims, but it is also a year-round destination where only Muslims are allowed to enter. The city has invested heavily in a metro system to serve the main pilgrim sites, and a high-speed rail system linking the city to the holy city of Medina […]