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  The Holy Prophet Mohammed's (SAW) Mosque in Madina
by TomorrowsAngel

Favorite thing: Unlike other countries of the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council -- Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman), Saudi Arabia does not issue tourist visas nor is it possible for a hotel to sponsor a visitor.
Other than the two types of visas discussed above which are only available to Muslims, there exist visitor's visas, residence visas or transit visas.
In all cases, a person entering the Kingdom must have a Saudi sponsor, which means an individual or a company to vouch for the individual's conduct while he is in the country.

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  • Written Sep 5, 2003
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