Saudi Arabia - A MEED Practical Guide. MEED, 1993. Edited by Edmund O'Sullivan. Third edition ISBN 0-946510-14-8. Softcover, 244 pages.
This is the third edition of MEED's Practical Guide to Saudi Arabia. Revised and updated, this edition is based upon solid foundations laid in the original guide published in 1981 under the direction of Trevor Mostyn, the creator of MEED's Practical Guide series. Saudi Arabia has developed dramatically since the second edition was published in 1983. The population, including foreigners is now officially put at almost 17 million people. By the end of this century, there will be more than 20 million people living in the kingdom. The economy is moving ahead to keep abreast of the expectations of the kingdom's rapidly growing and youthful population. More and better personal and public services, new industries, advanced communications and higher personal incoime are now the birthright of the new Saudi Arabian generation as the nation moves confidently towards the 21st century. In short, Saudi Arabia is one of the most interesting of the world's young nations. This guide is designed to meet the needs of those seeking practical information about the kingdom, either as a visitor or a long-term resident. It is arranged in a way that will be accessible and useful.