Riyadh: An Oasis of Modernism in the Desert
By By David Esler email@example.com
Source: Business & Commercial Aviation
With acceptance of these restrictions, Riyadh is a treasure of history and culture, a fusion of ancient and ultramodern architecture. Its highlights include the Riyadh Museum of History and Archeology and the Murabba Palace, a residence of the country's first ruler, King Ibn Saud, founder of the House of Saud for which the desert nation is named.
For a more detailed discussion of Saudi Arabia, see “Operating in Saudi Arabia,” BCA, November 2011, page 30.
Riyadh: City at a Glance
Country: Saudi Arabia
Country visa requirement: Required for both passengers and crew. Crew visas valid for 72 hr. may be obtained on arrival with prearrangements. Crew must be uniformed and present valid passports and crew ID (e.g., IBAC).
Landing permit requirement: Yes
Sponsor letter required: Yes, on letterhead stationery signed by sponsor
Aircraft documents required: Airworthiness certificate, registration, insurance certificate with country coverage