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About Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia extends to approximately 2,250,000 square kilometers 868,730 square miles between the Red Sea on the west, and the Arabian Gulf on the east. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the largest Arab country in the Middle East. It is bordered by Iraq and Jordan on the North, Qatar, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on the East, Oman on the Southwest, and Yemen on the south. The Arab Gulf lies to the northeast and the Red Sea to its west. The first Saudi State was established in 1157 AH / 1744 AD. Saudi Arabia has played a huge role in the international trades as it has a very strategic location which has facilitated the trade between China, Europe, and India. Today, travelers and workers to Saudi Arabia can experience both old and new civilizations side by side.

The formation of the current Kingdom of Saudi Arabia began in 1902, when Abdul Aziz bin Saud captured the Al Saud's ancestral home of Riyadh the capital city of Saudi Arabia, and culminated in 1932 with recognition and the proclamation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Oil was first discovered in Saudi Arabia in 1936, and by 1950 the country had become a major oil producer in the world. Saudi Arabia has almost 25% of the world's oil reserves, and it is the undisputed leader of the international oil industry. Its oil revenues have been used to diversify its economy, reclaiming land from the desert and establishing the infrastructure. Saudi arabia became the 149th member of the World Trade Organization in 2005, beginning the process of opening up its economy to the international world. Saudi Arabia holds a prominent place among the nations of the world as a whole, being the birthplace of Islam, and the country that hosts the Two Holy Mosques, Mecca, and Madinah.

Riyadh (The Capital)

Riyadh City is the capital of Saudi Arabia where its population has shown an increase of 6.5 million over the past forty years where 64 percent are Saudi citizens. Riyadh has a unique diversity culture where international workers from all over the world are visiting and living in Riyadh. Many expatriates from all over the world who are engaged to new infrastructure projects. Riyadh is becoming one of the most dynamic cities in the region.

Red Sea

Riyadh sets on eastern Najd by 1950 feet above sea level, and it's bordered from the east by the eastern region, from the west by Makkah region and part of Al Madinah Al Munawrah, from the north by the eastern region and AL Qassiem, for the south by Najran and Aseer.

Riyadh As A Business Capital

Riyadh sets on eastern Najd by 1950 feet above sea level, and it's bordered from the east by the eastern region, from the west by Makkah region and part of Al Madinah Al Munawrah, from the north by the eastern region and AL Qassiem, for the south by Najran and Aseer.

Tourism

Riyadh has a fascinating mixed of modern development and traditional culture. There are many of interesting things to see, visit and do in the city. It is a place to numerous of historical sites, including the City of Old Diriyah the Al Murabba'a Historical Palace, and the Al Musmak Castle. Moreover, there are many opportunities for outdoor activities in Riyadh, including 4x4 desert trips, football, and golf. These are great places to visit in Riyadh, but you should consider that many of the most attractions working hours are different than Western businesses' hours. For example, some of the attractions open early in the morning to noon and then they open again from afternoon to late evening. Some place and historical sites are closed on Fridays or Saturdays. Women might only visit during designated 'family hours' so it is better to for you and for your beloved family to check ahead before visiting.

Jeddah

Red Mermaid, this is what this modern city is called. It is the largest city in Makkah Province, the largest sea port on the Red Sea, and the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia after the capital city, Riyadh. With a population of about 4 million people (as of 2014), Jeddah is an important commercial hub in Saudi Arabia and that's why considered as the country's commercial capital. Jeddah is considered also a big Islamic tourist destination in Saudi Arabia and the principal gateway to Makkah, Islam's holiest city, which Muslims are required to visit at least once in their lifetime. It is also a gateway to Madina, the second holiest place in Islam. Jeddah is the most easygoing city in the kingdom and cosmopolitan part of the country with much diversity in its expat population. Historically, politically and culturally, Jeddah was a major city of Hejaz Vilayet, the Kingdom of Hejaz and other regional political entities according to Hijazi history books. It is the 100th largest city in the world by land area.

Red Sea

The Red Sea is one of the world's main navigation routes, connecting three continents: Africa, Asia, and Europe. The Red Sea known in Arabic (Al-Baḥr Al-Aḥmar) and historically, it was also known to western geographers as Mare Mecca (Sea of Mecca). Narrow strip of water extending southeastward from Suez, Egypt, for about 1,200 miles (1,930 km) to the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, which connects with the Gulf of Aden and thence with the Arabian Sea.

Tourism

Jeddah is a modern city with a high potential to spend the most amazing times, whether for recreation or work. It is a city that beats with vibrant and pleasure when everyone enjoys a visit, both young and old through entertainment and cultural events throughout the year. In term of urban development, Jeddah has done much to improve its image over the years. North Jeddah in particular has undergone massive redevelopment to make the Corniche (Beach) more attractive to visitors, while upscale department stores and malls have expanded shoppers' choices.