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MBA (T A)

P R ES EN TATIO N O N S A U D I
A R A B IA

SM ALL IN TRO D UCTIO N ABO UT SAU D I


ARABIA
Saudi Arabiaofficially Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia, kingdom (829,995
sq mi )(2,149,690 sq km),
comprising most of the Arabian
peninsula. It is bounded on the
west by the Gulf of Aqaba and the
Red Sea on the east by the Persian
Gulf, Qatar, and the United Arab
Emirates on the south by Yemen
and Oman and on the north by
Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait. Saudi
Arabia formerly shared a neutral
zone with Iraq and another with
Kuwait both are now divided
between the countries.Riyadhis
the capital and largest city. See
alsoArabia,Hejaz, andNejd.

M AP O F SAU D IARABIA

G EO G RAPH Y AN D PO PULATIO N O F SAUD I


ARABIA
Is mostly a sandy desert
About one fourth the size of USA.
About 750,96 square miles.
Has to deal with sand storms, temperature

extremes, and intense heat


Average temperature is 110F
The hottest gets up to 140F
Natural recourses are crude oil, natural gas, iron
ore, gold and copper
Lowest point, Persian Gulf at sea level
Highest point, Jabal Sawda at 3,133 meters above
sea level

Population -27,345,986

note:immigrants make up more than 30% of the total


population, according to UN data (2013) (July 2014 est.)
Population growth rate 1.49% (2014 est.)
Religions -Muslim (official; citizens are 85-90% Sunni and

10 15% Shia), other (includes Eastern Orthodox, Protestant,


Roman Catholic, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Sikh) (2012
est.)
note:despite having a large expatriate community of various
faiths (more than 30% of the population), most forms of
public religious expression inconsistent with the governmentsanctioned interpretation of Sunni Islam are restricted; nonMuslims are not allowed to have Saudi citizenship and nonMuslim places of worship are not permitted (2013) (2012 est.)

D ESTIN ATIO N PLACES O F SAUD IARABIA

RUB-AL-KH ALID ESERT


Rub Al Khali is one of the largest deserts in UAE as well

as in the world. The desert territory is shared by the Arab


nations of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman,
and Yemen. In Arabic Rub al-Khali means empty quarter.
The desert of Rub Al Khali is the location of several
adventure sports and activities. The desert mainly
attracts tourists from western countries who are drawn by
the mystic beauty of the desert sands and the thrill
related to desert safaris. . Desert safaris are the most
popular excursions from Abu Dhabi and are the best way
to explore the sea of sand at Rub Al Khali. Feel the
essence of Bedouin hospitality and culture while enjoying
an overnight stay at the Bedouin tents. Join a day trip
across the Manazir Plateau and Al Hamra Sands to see the
scenic dune formations and experience a camel ride.

M ECCA

People believe that prophet Muhammad lived and taught in

Mecca about 1,300 years ago. Hence, it is coubted among


revered religious destination. All Muslims are expected to
make a journey called the Hajj once in their lifetime if health
and finance permit. This journey takes place every year when
millions of Muslims make a religious pilgrimage during the last
month of the Muslim year. Its interesting to note that plans to
make this journey must be made way in advance- months,
sometimes years. All Muslims are required to provide
paperwork that prove their religion and that theyre traveling
with a tour group. The Old City in Mecca is where most of the
activity takes place and most visitors spend a lot of time
praying at Al Haram (the Grand Mosque), the Holy Mosque.
Its located in the downtown area and theres space for about
one million worshippers inside the mosque. This holy
sanctuary also houses a 12-inch black stone Journeys such as
Hajj also include trips to other holy sites outside Mecca.

Facts about Mecca


Mecca is known as the most loved place of

Almighty Allah and is also the birthplace of prophet


Muhammad.
Mecca is called almadina almukarrama which
means honored city and the prayers of all Muslims
are required to be directed toward the city as well
as to the shrine of Kaba.
Non-Muslims are not allowed to touch the holy soil
of Mecca and whoever gets caught doing the same
would definitely be put to death.
Visitors to Mecca triple every year during the Hajj
period in the Muslim lunar month of Dhu al-Hijjah.

Where is Mecca ?

Mecca is translated as Makkah and


is located 43 miles from Jeddah in a
narrow valley. Its also close to the Sirat
Mountains in Saudi Arabia.
Capital of saudi Arabia- Riyadh
Currency of saudi Arabia-

. A lM asjid alN abaw i

One of the most important symbols

of the Islamic Religion of Saudi


Arabia, Al-Masjid al-Nabawi located
in Madina is considered to be the
world's second holiest mosque. AlMasjid al-Nabawi at Saudi Arabia in
Asia was built by the Prophet himself,
and raised up to its present stature,
by later Islamic rulers.

A l-U la

Al-Ula in Saudi Arabia is


one of the most
interesting Suadi Arabia
Tourist Attractions.
This is an ancient site
that had once had been
the hub of trade and
commerce. The Al-Ula in
Saudi Arabia is located
somewhere between Al
Madinah and Tabuk in
the central region of

D um at al Jundal
A seat of the rich
Culture of Saudi
Arabia, this
mysterious city is
mentioned by the
name "Adamatu" in
the Assyrian records.
The present name of
the city means
"Dumah of the
Stone", after the
name of Dumah, one
of the twelve sons of

Jabal al-Law z
Jabal al-Lawz features
among the most popular
Saudi Arabia Tourist
Attractions and the region is
famous for its unique flora
and fauna. A bird watchers
paradise and a botanists
Eden, the Jabal al-Lawz in
Saudi Arabia is a treat for
all. Put on your trekking
gear and roll up your
sleeves as you prepare for
the enchanting expedition
of your life.

Jam arat B ridge


The Jamarat Bridge at Saudi
Arabia is a must see place
not only for the Muslims but
also for those belonging to
other religion as it holds a
very significant place in
among the
places of tourist interest
in Saudi Arabia. Your Saudi
Arabia Travel Guide cannot
do without the name of
Jamarat Bridge.