Obhir Creek, 50
kilometres (which is 30 miles) north of Jeddah, has good facilities
for water skiing, swimming, fishing and sailing,
and there are similar beaches on the Gulf coast south of Al Khobar
and hotels have swimming pools.
The British and United States embassies have men
only health clubs
as well as swimming pools, golf clubs and squash
and tennis facilities. Many
companies employing foreign workers also have some sports facilities.
The desert terrain provides brilliant opportunities for off
road motorcycling but this sport is forbidden from time
to time. Football is popular and several large towns have modern