When visiting Saudi Arabia you absolutely must go shopping in the old suqs. Then visit the Nabataean ruins at Madain Salih between Medina and Tabuk. The Nabataens were the same people that built Petra in southern Jordan. When King Fahad returned to Riyadh for the first time in November 1982 after having ascended the throne the previous summer, Riyadh went all-out with lights to welcome him. It was a one-off event. The king was distressed and said that such `excesses` should never be repeated. It was a glorious spectacle while it lasted! I miss the cheap prices in the men`s shops.