"Saudia: my perplexed obession" Top 5 Page for this destination Saudi Arabia by Manyana
Saudi Arabia Travel Guide: 2,781 reviews and 6,400 photos
one word - it is the Land of Light, so we, Saudis, believe
Popular places that have things-to-do are:
- Riyadh is the capitol,
- Jeddah, my home,
- Dammam and the Eastern Region
- the holy cities: Makkah, Medinah.
-Abha as a sign of beauty of the nature,
-Hada-Asham, to refresh connection to earth,
- Khamis Mushayt,
- Gizan and Farasan Islands,
-Khaybar, stands for a history, and other places I have not explored yet!.
- Saudi Arabia has taken its name from the great grandfather of the Royal Family, 'Saud'. The family of Saud has been ruling for 300 years.
- the Political history of Saudi is divided into 3 eras: the first Saudi state, the second, and third one i.e.Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
- King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz is the first king to hold the title of 'custodian of the two Holy Mosques'.
- recognized on 23, Sept, 1932 as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
- member in GCC (Gulf Co-operation Council) and the Arab League.
- Religion: Islam
- Government: monrachy
- Administrative Division : 13 regions (Mintaqa).
- Constitution: Islamic Law (Sharia)
- Capital: Riyadh
- Language: Arabic
-Currency: Saudi Riyal (SR1=100 halalah)
- Land area: 1,196, 582 sq km.
- Natural Resources: petroleum, gas, iron, gold
- Climate: dry with high temprature extremes.
- Economy: Petroleum export and religious tourism
the Islamic values have been incorporated into the Saudi culture; architecture, poetry, education and business.
It is a segregated culture where boys have their own education and business and girls have the same too. However, public places such as hospitals, malls and restaurants are mixed on certain conditions.
Saudi society is family-oriented where people make decisions based on what is good for the group.
For more tips on local costums, please visit specific pages of each city.
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- Pros:big leaps in a good development
- Cons:hot weather
- In a nutshell:a place where all meet, and differences dissolve
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