First (only) visit: March 2006
Visited: Riyadh, Jeddah, Khobar
The country with the hardest visa in the world. I managed to get a business visa thanks to a student of mine in Greece who had contacts. The place is just plain weird for obvious reasons, though that doesn't mean it is not interesting in its way, and even pretty at points, especially Jeddah. Nevertheless, four days here and I was ready to move on, the division between men and women and the religious police etc was all too much for me.
Highlight: Interesting old town in Jeddah; also nice corniche walk with lots of family scenes in Muslim style.