I have a situation that I don't know how to solve, My parents and my brother live in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh and I live in Canada. My father was diagnosed with Cancer. I wanted to see him before something happens, in order to get a visit visa, somebody in Saudi must sponsor me, the Government in Saudi Refused the application of my parents and they rejected another application by my brother to sponsor me. so that means I can't see my father, since He can't travel due to his sickness.
My question is
1. Is there another way to get a visa to Saudi? note Omrah visa doesn't work because I can't leave Jeddah
2. What kind of backward country is Saudi?