Brian Salter's Books:
Saudi Arabia


I spent five years living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and love the place. I wrote a web site all about the city which still attracts some 6,000 visitors a month. You can see a mirror site by clicking here.)

I was also (verbally) commissioned to write a book on Riyadh by Stacey International. For some reason the draft manuscript sat in their in-tray for months. And then they passed it across to the Al Turath organisation in Riyadh who finally published the book in collaboration with the Riyadh Municipality.

Essential Riyadh - Publ: Nov 2007 - ISBN 9786038017

Whilst in Riyadh I also helped ghost a book on business leaders in Saudi Arabia for a French publishing house - Omnia International.

More recently I contributed a chapter about Riyadh's museums to Al Manakh - a book that documents the Gulf's coming of age.

Al Manakh 2 - Publ: 2010 - ISBN 9-789077-966235

And in 2011/12 I co-authored a coffee table book on Riyadh - Heart of Arabia with Mohsen Al Dajani:

It is now availabe in the shops priced SAR180 / US$48

ISBN: 978-603-01-0376-8

Arab News wrote a review of the book in December 2012 which you can see by clicking here or else try downloading from here.