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.
One of the participating artists is Saudi photographer Ahmad Al-Saif, who specializes in travel and culture-focused photography ... He then bought his first DSLR camera in 2009 and started taking professional photos of Saudi Arabia’s local communities and cultural heritage, especially in his home city of Al-Ahsa.
In letters replying to teenagers in countries such as the United States, Japan, SaudiArabia, Laos, Italy and Malta, Xi has encouraged these young envoys of friendship to boost the bonds between their own nations and China... In December, Xi replied to a letter from students at four Saudi colleges before he started a state visit to Saudi Arabia.
“Netanyahu has been speaking about peace with SaudiArabia,” said Liptz. “Saudi Arabia is much more difficult than anyone can imagine ... “The point is, Israelis are not good at interpreting local cultures ... “In Saudi Arabia, that’s not going to work too well. Inking an agreement with the Saudis would suggest to Israelis ... Culture shock.
“What we see here in SaudiArabia under the leadership of KingSalman and Crown PrinceMohammed bin Salman is a spectacular transformation that began as a result of Vision 2030.” ... We know that Saudi Arabia has a long history of being a cultural leader in the region in terms of disseminating culture ... Saudi Arabia’s growth was historic.”.
Bulgaria takes into account the existing relations with SaudiArabia and perceives the latter as a strategic partner in the Middle East... The dynamic development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the ... Inside Saudi Arabia's war against the drug destroying lives across the Arab world.
The artist lived in SaudiArabia for a few months in 2020 ... “I had the opportunity of getting to know Saudi Arabia and its people directly, and to appreciate its extraordinary background of culture and traditions, an immense treasury which I believe is not known enough about abroad.
The SaudiMinistry of Culture’s Culinary ArtsCommission announced this month that jareesh has been selected as the national dish of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and maqshush as its national dessert ... “We also have a second kind of jareesh, which is from Hail (in north-western Saudi Arabia), and it is red because we cook it with tomato sauce.”.
Saudi and Thai officials also organised a ceremony for Thai pilgrims departing for the Hajj, a demonstration of the ways in which Saudi Arabia and Thailand are now integrating cultural diplomacy into a partnership rooted in economics and mutual self-interest.
“I am from SaudiArabia, and since I was born in 1980, I have gone to cities all over the Kingdom, and AlUla looks incredible ... “I don’t think you can imagine how important this will be for developing cyclists from Saudi Arabia ... Saudi Arabia’s many sports fans can follow the third edition live on the Experience AlUla YouTube channel.
Workers in SaudiArabia will get an official holiday later this month, marking the kingdom’s Founding Day, which will be celebrated for the second year in a row ... In recent years, Saudi Arabia has sought to emphasise national identity and local culture ... Saudi Arabia designated 2022 ...
Last month, social media activists reported that Saudi forces had detained prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Hassan al-Khuwailidi amid authorities’ attempts to silence influential religious scholars and press ahead with plans aimed at Westernizing the cultural setting of Saudi Arabia, which is greatly influenced by the Arab and Islamic culture.