ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Riyadh
COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Jeddah
Bordering the Persain Gulf and the Red Sea, Saudi Arabia is the largest country of Arabia. It covers about 80% of the Arabian Peninsula and it is the 13th largest country of the world.
A population of close to 25.7 Million. Muslims account for about 97% of the population.
Extremely high day-time temperature and sharp temperature drop at night is observed. Saudi Arabia has a desert climate with an average summer temperature between 45°C to 54°C. In winter the temperature rarely drops below 0°C.
Arabic is the official language. English is widely used as well.
GMT+3 hrs throughout the year
Government: 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
General: 8 AM to 6 PM
(Saturday to Wednesday are the working days of the week. Thursday & Friday are considered as weekends)
National Day: September 23rd
Muslim Festivals (Based on the lunar calandar):
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Police/ Emergencies: 999
Accident Service: 993