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  • Jeddah City Overview

    One of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah is located on the coast of the Red Sea. The city has been the trading center for several centuries and today it is the commercial center of Saudi Arabia. Pilgrims to Makkah and Medina have to pass…
  • Riyadh Overview

    An oasis in the desert of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia and also the largest city and cultural hub of the country. The present day Riyadh offers an exclusive blend of tradition and contemporary facilities. The city despite seeing a lot of development has retained its…
  • Taif city overview

    Taif has been directly linked to the history of Islam from time of Prophet (sallallahu-alaihi-wassallam). Nestled beautifully on the eastern slopes of the Sarawat Mountains close to Makkah, it is a picturesque city in Saudi Arabia. The city is an agricultural center and is known for grapes and honey. Taif…
  • Dammam Overview

    An important port city of Saudi Arabia, Dammam is located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia and is also the capital of the Eastern Province. The King Abdul Aziz Sea Port in the city is the largest port on the Persian Gulf. There are several government buildings in Dammam.

  • Saudi Arabia Overview

    An introduction to Saudi Arabia, where Makkah and Madinah are located, is usually unnecessary to a Muslim Traveller. One of the paramount reasons for Muslims to become great travellers is their lifelong passion, enthusiasm and the obligation for journeying to perform Hajj in the Holy city of Makkah and to visit Madinah.

  • Tabuk Overview

    The capital of the Tabuk Province in Saudi Arabia, Tabuk is located close to the Jordanian Border. The city has a long history and some of the remains are still visible in the area. Today the city is famous for its agricultural products especially flowers like lilies, gladiola and statices.…
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Saudi Arabia Info

ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Riyadh

COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Jeddah

GEOGRAPHY

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.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 25.7 Million. Muslims account for about 97% of the population.

CLIMATE

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.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Arabic is the official language. English is widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+3 hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS

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)

HOLIDAYS

National Day: September 23rd
Muslim Festivals (Based on the lunar calandar):
Id-ul-Fitr
Id-ul-Adha

CURRENCY

Saudi Riyal

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 999
Medical: 997
Fire: 998
Accident Service: 993

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