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Sometimes referred to as “the Land of the Two Holy Mosques,” Saudi Arabia is one of the Muslim epicenters. Festivals here celebrate Ramadan, the Meccan pilgrimage, Muslim history and more. Eid ul-Fitr brings to a close Ramadan with acts of kindness and generosity. Milad al-Nabi is a big birthday party for the prophet Mohammed. There are also more secular festivals. Jeddah is comparable to a “Taste of Saudi Arabia”. Patrons can try traditional dishes, hear live music and be stunned with a massive fireworks display. Traveling here requires a bit of dexterity and top-notch behavior.