Saudi Arabia (i/ˌsɔːdiːəˈreɪbiə/, i/ˌsaʊ-/), officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), is an Arab state in Western Asia constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. With a land area of approximately 2,150,000km2 (830,000sqmi), Saudi Arabia is geographically the second-largest state in the Arab world after Algeria. Saudi Arabia is bordered by Jordan and Iraq to the north, Kuwait to the northeast, Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates to the east, Oman to the southeast, and Yemen to the south. It is the only nation with both a Red Sea coast and a Persian Gulf coast, and most of its terrain consists of arid inhospitable desert or barren landforms.
The area of modern-day Saudi Arabia formerly consisted of four distinct regions: Hejaz, Najd, and parts of Eastern Arabia (Al-Ahsa) and Southern Arabia ('Asir). The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was founded in 1932 by Ibn Saud. He united the four regions into a single state through a series of conquests beginning in 1902 with the capture of Riyadh, the ancestral home of his family, the House of Saud. The country has since been an absolute monarchy, effectively a hereditary dictatorship governed along Islamic lines. The ultra-conservative Wahhabism religious movement within Sunni Islam has been called "the predominant feature of Saudi culture", with its global spreading largely financed by the oil and gas trade. Saudi Arabia is sometimes called "the Land of the Two Holy Mosques" in reference to Al-Masjid al-Haram (in Mecca), and Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (in Medina), the two holiest places in Islam. The Kingdom has a total population of 28.7 million, of which 20 million are Saudi nationals and 8 million are foreigners.
Through his work, he can convey the cultural and historical essence of SaudiArabia by engraving cultural designs on sidr wood ... “Visitors to Saudi Arabia are constantly on the hunt for souvenirs, swords, or canes ... Soon after, he decided to use the phrase “Made in Saudi Arabia” and ...
Muamar Al-Eryani, the minister of information, culture and tourism, stressed that the group’s military escalation in Yemen as well as attacks against SaudiArabia have undermined peace efforts or worse, a rejection of peaceful solutions.
Created in 2018, to mark the day women were allowed to drive in SaudiArabia, the satin bomber jacket is embroidered with the significant date of June 24 in both Arabic and English... Burak Cakmak says Saudi Arabia's FashionFutures will help build an 'innovative' and 'culturally relevant' ecosystem.
Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Dayel has been appointed as the CEO of SaudiArabia’s Cultural Development Fund. The fund specializes in supporting projects of private-sector enterprises, NGOs and associations working in the cultural sectors and their supporting fields.
The front rows might still be emptier than usual, but a number of catwalks lit up this weekend as some of fashion's most storied brands showcased their latest collections ... "I am very interested in the craftsmanship ... View this post on Instagram ... 'Innovative' and 'culturally relevant'. Burak Cakmak on SaudiArabia's future fashion landscape ... .
Burak Cakmak, chief executive of SaudiArabia's FashionCommission... This week’s event kicked off with a keynote address from Noura bint Faisal Al Saud, sector development director of the Fashion Commission at Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Culture, who highlighted the importance of collaboration, a recurring theme throughout the day.
The SaudiArabia cultural sector has proven its unprecedented readiness in preparing and developing a series of cultural activities, initiatives and events despite the difficult circumstances that the world was facing due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, which reflects Saudi ...
It’s easy to find the “culture hallway” at McVey Elementary School...There is also a large bulletin board filled with “culture characters,” simple outlines of figures colored in by students, which represent what is important to them and their heritage ... Her children were born in SaudiArabia.
“Paris, Cairo and others have that, but in SaudiArabia, I didn’t see any Saudi motifs, so I started to create this line of fabric design and we started manufacturing pieces.” ... “I’m definitely inspired by Saudi Arabia — but also by everywhere.
“That’s why the roadshows by Wa’ed in six cities across the Kingdom are important to make the most of these opportunities to nurture and enable a more vibrant entrepreneurial culture in SaudiArabia.” ... Wa’ed currently supports more than 100 entrepreneurial businesses in Saudi ...
MBS viewed the Salvator Mundi as a means of transforming SaudiArabia into a must-visit nation, and like everyone else involved in this saga, the actual authenticity of the painting was beside the point; what was important was having reputable sources claim it was legit so everyone could get their piece of the transactional pie.