Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Saudi Arabia: The Land of The Two Holy Masjids

Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is the largest Arab state in Western Asia by land area, constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula, and the second-largest geographically in the Arab world. It 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 in the south. It is the only nation with both a Red Sea coast and a Persian Gulf coast and much of its terrain consists of inhospitable desert. The capital and largest city is Riyadh. The currency is Saudi riyal (SR) (SAR).

Some interesting facts are:
1. Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of Islam and home to the religion’s holiest shrines, Mecca and Medina.

2. Ibn Saud, who is considered the Father of the Saudi nation and its first king, was granted a knighthood in the Order of the Bath by Queen Elizabeth of England in 1935.

3. Construction on Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower began in 2014. The new, tallest building in the world will stand 3,280 feet (1 km) high and will dwarf the Burj Khalifa hotel in Dubai by 600 feet (183 meters).

4. Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the world without a river.

5. The Arabian Peninsula is the world’s largest peninsula.

6. Riyadh’s camel market is one of the largest in the world and sells about 100 camels per day.

7. Birth control is illegal in Saudi Arabia.

8. In Saudi Arabia, wedding ceremonies are held separately for men and women. However, at some point during the wedding ceremony, or after its conclusion, the bride and groom do actually get together.

9. According to Forbes magazine, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah is the 8th most powerful person in the world and the world’s most powerful Muslim.

10. Islam, the last of the world’s great religions to get underway, originated in the Arabian Peninsula in the 7th century A.D. It is the second largest religion in the world after Christianity.

11. Muslims from all over the world are encouraged to make a hajj, or pilgrimage, at least once in their lifetime to Mecca.

12. The mosque that the Prophet Muhammad built in Medina, Saudi Arabia, Al-Masjid al-Nabawi (also known as just the Prophet’s Mosque) is considered to be the second most holy mosque by Muslims. It is also where his tomb lies.

13. It has the world's tallest water fountain (Jeddah, on the Red Sea).

14. It has the world's largest airport (King Khaled Airport in Riyadh).

15. It has the world's largest desalination plant (in Jubail).

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