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.
“ProbablyCyprus will get inspiration from SaudiArabia, seeing as the minister of tourism of Saudi Arabia, Ahmed Al-Khateeb, announced today that Saudi Arabia is planning to open the largest tourism academy in the world, in cooperation with the UN World Tourism Organization,” he added.
This was announced by Aziz Abduhakimov, Uzbekistan’s tourism and cultural heritage minister, during his presence at the World Tourism Day 2023 celebrations in SaudiArabia’s capital, Riyadh... “I also noticed some similarities in the way Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan approach tourism development.
SaudiArabia’s Minister of CulturePrinceBadr bin Abdullah bin Farhan said there has been a 20 percent increase in the rate of “employment support” for 160 cultural professions in 286 activities, the ministry announced on Wednesday ... the Saudi contribution to arts and culture.
Above all, SaudiArabia's decision to cut back how much oil it sends to global markets has pushed prices higher ... 30 events celebrate South Dakota tribes rebuilding cultural ties to the buffalo. Russia, Saudi Arabia's ally in the OPEC+ oil producers' coalition, also extended its own cut of 300,000 barrels a month through 2023.
“It promotes art and culture in SaudiArabia, builds bridges of communication with emerging and professional artists, and in addition provides a base for communication, and establishes common grounds for future partnerships, which contributes to the development of the art sector as a whole.”.
Since it fully opened its borders to visitors, launched a flexible e-visa system, and began developing a wide range of luxury, heritage and adventure-holiday attractions, SaudiArabia has reinvented itself in just a few short years into a major emerging tourism market ... Investment in tourism and infrastructure in Saudi Arabia has grown rapidly.
An EU-backed museum management and development training program aims to help promote cultural heritage preservation in SaudiArabia...EU Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Christophe Farnaud said ... “We are honored by the trust placed in us by the Ministry of Culture and the Museums ...
The comments came during celebrations in Islamabad on Monday to commemorate SaudiArabia’s 93rd National Day...Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are close allies and share strong economic, security and cultural ties. Saudi Arabia is also home to more than 2 million Pakistani expatriates, making it the largest contributor to remittance inflows.
SaudiArabia recognizes the importance of connectivity in fostering the growth of its tourism sector, stated Saudi Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khateeb during the opening of a UN-sanctioned event in Riyadh marking World Tourism Day 2023 ... Saudi Arabia will hand over the conference chair to Georgia, which will host the event next year.
Situated within an extraordinary natural and cultural environment in the Aseer region (southwest SaudiArabia), the project is a key part of the Public Investment Fund (PIF)’s efforts to diversify the economy by expanding vital industries such as tourism, hospitality, and ...
Situated within an extraordinary natural and cultural environment in the Aseer region (southwest SaudiArabia), the project is a key part of the Public Investment Fund (PIF)’s efforts to diversify the economy by ...
SaudiArabia’s newest airline will use artificial intelligence to track the least carbon-emitting flight routes, according to its chief operating officer ... Saudi Arabia has become the first country ... Saudi Arabia will hand over the chair to Georgia, who will host the event next year.
The ALC pavilion will showcase more than 600 titles with a total of over 6,000 copies, present updates on its publishing projects, and host coordination meetings with various cultural and media entities in SaudiArabia.