Saudi Arabia

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Additional Information
Capital Riyadh
Currency
Timezone Asia/Riyadh
Total States 13 regions
Airport City King Fahd International Airport,Dammam, King Abdulaziz International Airport,Jeddah, King Khalid International Airport,,Riyadh , Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport,Medina (Madinah) , Al-Ahsa International Airport,Al-Hofuf, Al-Ahsa
Ruling Type King Ruled
Offical Languages Arabic, Tagalog, Rohingya, Urdu, Egyptian
National Animal Camels
Food Kapsa, Mutabbaq, Shawarma
Seasons Autumn  : Sep - Nov
Summer : Jun - Aug
Winter     : Dec - Feb
Sprint      : Mar - May


Destination



1 ) Mecca
Popular - Old Mosque     Location - Mecca, -Makkah, -Saudi Arabia

Located in the city of Mecca, this beautiful Masjid Al Haram, also called as the House of God, is one of the most sacred places in the world. Being the largest mosque in the world, this holy mosque also known as Kaaba is the magnificent place in Saudi Arabia where Muslims come from all around the world for pilgrimage. Covering the area of 88.2 acres this holy land has the capacity for around four million pilgrims and every year Pilgrims gather in very large number to perform Hajj. Kaaba has a cuboid shaped structure with simple and remarkably modest architecture. For its beautiful praying area and Islamic historical aspects, it is the center of great affiliation for Muslims who live peacefully and spend their time worshiping. At 20m from Kaaba, a very fascinating well of Zamzam water is located which started in circa, 2150 BCE and is still produces water which is also considered sacred.

Mecca was long ruled by Muhammad's descendants, the sharifs, acting either as independent rulers or as vassals to larger polities. It was conquered by Ibn Saud in 1925, since then Mecca has seen a tremendous expansion in size and infrastructure, such as the Abraj Al Bait, also known as the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, the world's fourth tallest building and the building with the third largest amount of floor area, and lost some historical structures and archaeological sites, such as the Ajyad Fortress. Non-Muslims are prohibited from entering the city.


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2 ) Medina
Popular - Old Mosque     Location - Medina, -Makkah, -Saudi Arabia

Al Masjid Al Nabawi is another beautiful mosque established in the city of Medina – Saudi Arabia, built by the Holy Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H) and currently in hold of Saudi government. With a beautiful green dome structure, this mosque is open for various services including learning and worshiping throughout the year. The enclosure of the mosque has been increased by hundred times and has beautiful shaded umbrellas along with the astonishing architecture of pillars and arcs. For Muslims it is one of the best places to be and worship their God. It has a very large capacity for the worshipers and the original mosque structure built by the prophet is still found existing as the hallmark of beautiful history.

Medina was Muhammad's destination of his Hijrah (migration) from Mecca and became the capital of a rapidly increasing Muslim Empire, under Muhammad's leadership, serving as the power base of Islam, and where Muhammad's Ummah (Community), composed of both locals and immigrants from Muhammad's original home of Mecca, developed. Medina is home to three prominent mosques, namely al-Masjid an-Nabawi, Quba Mosque, and Masjid al-Qiblatayn ('The mosque of the two Qiblas'). Muslims believe that the chronologically final surahs of the Quran were revealed to Muhammad in Medina and are called Medinan surahs in contrast to the earlier Meccan surahs.

 


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3 ) Ar Riyad
Popular - Museum & Galleries     Location - Ar Riyad, -Ar Riyad, -Saudi Arabia

Established in 1920, this amazing Royal Air Force Museum is the center of attraction for many of the visitors and travelers who wish to know more about the air force, crafts, historical facts and figures, and space of Saudi Arabia. Located in Riyadh, this inspiring museum is open every day except for Mondays and it has an outdoor static park as well as a remarkable indoor museum. There are many aircraft of interest on display in a modern and very attractive glass building. You get to know all the history of Saudi Aviation and climb into the helicopter cabin for a better familiarity. With the state of art weapon technology and aircraft display, the museum offers this amazing place to see that has international standards.

Riyadh is the political and administrative centre of Saudi Arabia and is the headquarters of the country's central government bodies, such as the Saudi Royal Court and the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia. Riyadh is of great economic importance, as it is the headquarters of many banks and major companies. It is also the location of the King Abdullah Financial District, one of the world's largest financial centres. Riyadh is one of the world's fastest-growing cities in population, with many immigrants


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4 ) Jiddah
Popular - Historic Building     Location - Jiddah, -Makkah, -Saudi Arabia

The world’s tallest building fascinates many of the visitors from all around the world. Being a superb slender and tallest building, known as Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Kingdom tower is the building for which the architects have decided to make it taller by just one kilometer more, so that it makes the world record. This amazing 3280ft tall building is a beautiful skyscraper that talks to the sky, would include some hotels and office space in the near future. The building is designed very carefully, keeping in mind the wind loads and capacity. It also has a beautiful circular sky terrace with a glass floor from where one can easily see the red sea.

Jeddah is the principal gateway to Mecca and Medina, two of the holiest cities in Islam.

Economically, Jeddah is focusing on further developing capital investment in scientific and engineering leadership within Saudi Arabia, and the Middle East. Jeddah was independently ranked fourth in the Africa – Mid-East region in terms of innovation in 2009 in the Innovation Cities Index.

Jeddah is one of Saudi Arabia's primary resort cities and was named a Beta world city by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network (GaWC). Given the city's close proximity to the Red Sea, fishing and seafood dominates the food culture unlike other parts of the country. In Arabic, the city's motto is "Jeddah Ghair," which translates to "Jeddah is different." The motto has been widely used among both locals as well as foreign visitors. The city had been previously perceived as the "most open" city in


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Festival

1 ) Eid Al-Fitr

Festival Month - June

This one is not limited to Saudi Arabia because this key religious holiday marks the end of Ramadan and hence concerns every Muslim, all over the world. Eid al-Fitr literally means the "festival of breaking the fast" and Eid traditionally begins by praying in a mosque and then attending a short sermon. Thereafter, people pay visits to their relatives and friends and sometimes visit graveyards to pray for loved ones who have passed away. On this day Muslims dressed up with fine clothes and kids are given gifts. Delicious Food and drinks are a part of the indispensable part of the festivals, the significance of the festival is interpreted in harmony and gratitude to bring people close together.


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2 ) Eid Al-Adha

Festival Month - August

Although this important festival isn’t specific to Saudi Arabia, it plays a major role in the country. Just like Eid al-Fitr, Muslims also celebrate this Eid all around the world. The festivities last for four days and mark the moment when Ibrahim was willing to sacrifice Ishmael, his son, for Allah. Today, most Saudi families celebrate Eid al-Adha by dressing up in their finest clothing and reciting special prayers. Often a lamb is slaughtered as well and its meat is shared with the community.


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3 ) Milad Al-Nabi

Festival Month - November

This festival is celebrated on the occasion of the birthday of the Prophet Mohammad – and you’ll be able to tell it’s Milad al-Nabi based on the elaborate decorations alone, both in people’s homes and at all the mosques. Children are encouraged to recite poems about the Prophet and older generations tell stories about Mohammad’s life and his achievements. Additional traditional activities include large feasts and street processions. The date of the festival varies from year to year due to its accordance with the Islamic (lunar) calendar.


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