One sunny day I found myself in Riyadh with a weekend to spare, and as luck would have it, fellow Wikitraveller and Flyertalker Trsqr was in exactly the same predicament. It was school holiday season in Saudi Arabia and flights to sensible places like Jeddah and Abha were packed tighter than the Jamarat Bridge on 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, so fuelled by a champagne-and-cigar binge in a giant disco ball suspended 240 meters above Riyadh, we eventually settled on visiting that den of relative iniquity known as the Kingdom of Bahrain, taking the train out and the plane — my first flight on Saudi Arabian LCC Sama — back in via Dammam.
- Train 9, First Class, Riyadh-Dammam
- Saudi-Bahraini Transport Company, Khobar to Manama
- Manama, Bahrain
- SAPTCO bus to King Fahd International Airport, Dammam
- ZS754 DMM-RUH Y 737 seat 17F