Is metal detecting legal in Saudi Arabia?


Sr. Member
Apr 21, 2011
El Dorado
Detector(s) used
Equinox 800, Fisher CZ-21, Garrett Pro-Pointer AT
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Hi All,

I saw there were a few old threads on metal detecting in Saudi Arabia and it seems (correct me if I'm wrong), that it is illegal? Or at least, illegal to bring anything out of the country over X number of years old? I'll be interviewing for a job there soon and wondering if I can/should bring my metal detector. I'll be living on a compound but I can't imagine any good stuff being there. Would appreciate any feedback from those in the know. TIA!


Full Member
Feb 13, 2009
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There are vending machine out there that sell gold .If you get no answers to your question bring it and lay low and ask question with some one you will be working with. Ill bet if you just sit out in the sand and sift with your hands you will get lucky, How about just a pinpointer?

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