It contains A LOT! It has general information on Saudi Arabia, international calling codes, arriving in Riyadh, and a survival guide for expats (working visas, residential compunds, schools for the kids, etc.). It has hotel and restaurant guides. It even has my favorite shopping guide wherein major shopping streets are highlighted. It’s easier to look for a certain shop. (The PT ladies have no prolem with the malls though; we know where they are even if our eyes are closed, hehe!). Of course there’s a directory of shops and services with addresses and telephone numbers. There’s even a folded map attached at the back.
I love the new size of this guide too. It’s more compact and handy than 2008’s. It’s also more chockful of info with new articles featuring the Janadriyah Festival and other tourist places in the Kingdom. I didn’t buy the 2009 edition because it’s probably more or less the same with 2008. And 2009 has been the discovery year for the me and the Pink Tarha ladies. We didn’t need a guide, we just go where we want to… shop and eat!
I think there’s Jeddah Today. So, if you want some handy guide to the cities of Saudi Arabia, go and grab one now! (I do read like an advertisement, hehe!)