Saudi Arabia Facts: Is home to the two Holiest places in Islam. Mecca the birthplace of Prophet Muhammad.
Weather: Except for the south-western province of Asir, Saudi Arabia has a desert climate with extremely high day-time temperatures and a sharp temperature drop at night. Average summer temperatures are around 45 °C, but can be as high as 54 °C. In the winter the temperature rarely drops below 0 °C.
Culture : About 31% of the population is made up of foreign nationals living in Saudi Arabia. Including Indian, Pakistani, Egyptian and Yemeni. Food: Saudi Arabian cuisine has been heavily influenced by Turkish, Persian, and African food. A dish consisting of a stuffed lamb, known as khūzī, is the traditional national dish
Football (Soccer) is the national sport in Saudi Arabia
Languages: The official language of Saudi Arabia is Arabic.
Religion 97% of the population in Saudi Arabia is Muslim
The economy of Saudi Arabia has the world’s second largest oil reserves. This accounts for more than 95% of exports and 70% of government revenue.
Only men are allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, Saudi women are not permitted to drive or to travel abroad without a male relative’s approval.
Things to do
Visit the Islamic Holy sites
Saudi Arabia, has many of the most significant historic Muslim sites including the two holiest sites of Mecca and Medina. Muslim visitors can make a pilgrimage to Mecca, which during the annual holy month of Ramadan can find more than two million visitors travelling to Saudi Arabia for the holy rite.
Desert and Sand dunes
Take an opportunity to visit the deserts of Saudi Arabia. Many excursions available. Go here for barbeque, picnic, football, buggy riding or just simply a breather from the city.
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