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King Abdullah Economic City Saudi Arabia Cruise Port Guide

Location:

The port is north of King Abdullah Economic City also known as KAEC.

Saudi Arabia has launched an eVisa for cruise passengers sailing from the country or arriving at one of its ports. About 130 Euro.

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Saudi Arabia do's and dont's:

Absolutely no alcohol and drugs are allowed in the country and Sharia, or Islamic law is strictly enforced.
Once your ship is 12 nautical miles from the Saudi coastline, the bars open and alcohol is served in the restaurants,

If you bring medication with you, carry a doctor's prescription.

Both men and women should dress modestly covering shoulders and knees in public, avoiding tight-fitting clothing or clothes with profane language or images. And although female tourists do not need to cover their heads any longer when walking around, they do need to in places of worship.

It's just not done to walk down the street hand in hand or show any public displays of affection.

Homosexual or extra-marital sexual relations, including adultery, are illegal and can be subject to severe penalties. It's also illegal to be transgender. Transgender people travelling to Saudi Arabia are likely to face significant difficulties and risks if this is discovered by the authorities. However: MSC Cruises is determining how to approach this, but confirmed that gay cruisers are definitely not banned from entering the Kingdom and sailing.

Just in case you were thinking of linking up your iPhone with your Bluetooth speaker and playing it in a public spot, don't

Sharia law prohibits public observance of any religion other than Islam. So check your jewellery. If you are Jewish, you are allowed to visit the Kingdom, but not if you have an Israeli passport or a stamp from a visit to Israel.

Taking pictures or recording videos without permission is not permitted.

Sightseeing:

King Abdullah Economic City, 100 kilometers north of Jeddah along the coast of the Red Sea, is a modern metropolis and booming tourist destination. Though it was conceived in 2005 to attract international business, leisure is also a big part of KAEC's appeal. International tournaments are played at the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, one of the most renowned golf clubs in the Middle East, and a motorsports park is being built as part of the recently developed Lagoona leisure area. The expansive waterfront — which can be enjoyed year-round, as the desert climate in KAEC averages 28 degrees C — is another major draw, from the bike-friendly Beach Walk to soft-sand Yam Beach, which offers a range of watersports.

Museum of Science and Technology. The massive Museum features artifacts showcasing the contributions of Muslim scientists, inventors, engineers, and mathematicians. Jabir ibn Hayyan, Abbas bin Firnas, al-Kindi, al-Razi, al-Jazari, and Taqi al-Din are the finest scientists, inventors, engineers, mathematicians, and teachers of the time. The museum has copies of the famed Muslim engineer al- Jazari's huge Elephant Water Clock and Castle Clock. Innovative water-raising machinery and several other mechanical systems present in the building showcases the technological progress of the world. Other interactive exhibitions and displays tracing the history of industry in the Islamic world include trade, trade routes, commodities, and currencies.

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Nearby Places:

While visiting King Abdullah Economic City people should plan a delightful day at Yam Beach and Pure Beach. They are among the Saudi Arabia's finest beach destinations. The beaches are noticeable for its beautiful water, wonderful atmosphere, and golden sand. Located on the virgin coastlines of the Bay La Sun district, Yam Beach has a natural pool surrounded by coral reefs. These KAEC beaches offer a variety of exciting water sports such as paddle-boarding, kayaking, and snorkeling. Visitors who do not want to jump into the water can relax and recharge themselves on the nearest sunbed.

Shopping and Food

Shopping malls hours:

Saturday to Tuesday: From 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Wednesday & Thursday: From 10:00 AM to 2:00 AM

Currency:

Currency in Saudi Arabia: Saudi riyal (SAR)

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Communication:

Arabic is the official language in Saudi Arabia, but English is widely understood.

Internet is available in the malls as well in cafes.

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