SAUDI ARABIA is an Arab country and the largest country of the Arabian Peninsula, bordered by Jordan on the NW, Iraq on the north and NE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates on the east, Oman on the southeast, and Yemen on the south. Saudi Arabia is a strict and very conservative Muslim country, difficult to visit by foreigners, except Muslims on a pilgrimage to Mecca.
In order to preserve religious purity, tourism is actively discouraged. This includes cruising yachts. Anyone intending to sail to Saudi Arabia must approach the authorities in advance to obtain the necessary permission. It is best to avoid its waters, unless forced to make an emergency stop there.
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