Although Saudi Arabia is very safe there were attacks by Al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula along the Saudi-Yemeni Border in July 2014.Traveling to the Najran and the Saudi Yemeni border should be done with slightly more caution than usual, although if you use street smarts you will be safe.Saudi Arabia is a Muslim country in which Islamic law is strictly enforced.
Importing pork products into the country is forbidden.The public practice of any form of religion other than Islam is illegal. Homosexual acts, adultery, and the possession of alcohol/drugs/pornographic material is illegal and results in up to death.As long as you don't make a nuisance of yourself, your time in the country will be trouble-free.Legally required to be a Muslim, but many Christians (including Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, and Roman Catholic), Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, and other religions secretly practice their faiths without citizenship so it's hard to get exact demographics.Saudi Arabia is a Middle Eastern country that occupies most of the Arabian peninsula and has coastlines on the Persian Gulf and Red Sea.
Neighboring countries include Jordan to the northwest, Iraq and Kuwait to the northeast, Bahrain and Qatar to the east, the United Arab Emirates to the southeast, and Oman and Yemen to the south.
Saudi Arabia contains the holy Muslim cities of Mecca and Medina, to which all physically and financially able Muslims are required to make a pilgrimage at least once if possible (see Hajj) and where non-Muslims are forbidden from entering.
Saudi Arabia is one of two countries named for their royal families, along with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
The Saudi family were sheikhs of Nejd, the area around Riyadh, but were driven out by a neighboring dynasty, hiding with their relatives, the emirs of Kuwait.
Then in 1902, young Abdulaziz Ibn Saud and his army returned to re-capture their home.
As it turned out, the invaders had been corrupt, ineffective, and abusive, so many locals joined them.