In the weird, but seemingly true, news department this Friday: Saudi Arabia will confiscate camera phones at the airport (via Picturephoning):
I spoke to someone in the Embassy's information office and she checked with another person to make sure.
I was told camera phones are confiscated from visitors flying into Saudi Arabia as part of the customs process. I was also told confiscated phones won't be returned when visitors leave the country.
So, if you have a camera phone and you're going to Saudi Arabia, leave the phone at home or get a camera-less phone for the trip.
Anders Jacobsen |