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Saudi Arabia Travel Guide

Culture of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is the largest country on the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Yemen and the Persian Gulf. Saudi Arabia boats of being the world's leading petroleum producer and exporter.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is also known as the land of two of the holiest cities of Islam - Mecca and Medina. Non-Muslims are not permitted to visit Mecca and Medina, and face the risk of death penalty is they are found in these areas.

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Riyadh is the capital city of Saudi Arabia. It is also the largest and the most cosmopolitan of all cities in the country. Jeddah and Al Khobar are other popular tourist destinations of Saudi Arabia.

History of Saudi Arabia

According to the history of Saudi Arabia, this is the place where Islam was founded. In the year 610 AD, Prophet Muhammad received a message from God and thus founded the religion of Islam. By 628 AD, it had great following and it is from here that the message of Allah was spread to other countries.

Hajj Pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

Hajj Pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia is very popular. Maximum people visit Saudi Arabia during the Hajj Pilgrimage in Mecca which takes place during the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah. For the Hajj, special visas are issued to foreigners. It signifies cleansing of man's sins, and devotion and commitment to god.

Saudi Arabic culture

You can feel Saudi Arabic culture in almost every part of Saudis' lifestyle. The culture exhibits rich Islamic heritage - traditions, values and way of dressing of the locals shows deep respect for their culture. The culture of Saudi Arabia does not allow intermingling of opposite sexes in public areas, unless they are married or are closely related.

Tourist attractions in Saudi Arabia

Tourists must visit popular tourist attractions in Saudi Arabia like the Corniche at Al Khobar, National Museum, Riyadh Zoo, etc. Al-Masjid al-Haram, Masjid al-Nabawi are two of the largest and holiest mosques in Islam. The former is the venue of Hajj pilgrimage, and houses the sacred Kaaba.

During your stay here, you can choose from any of the popular Saudi Arabia hotels. These hotels have all modern day facilities and promise impeccable services to their guests.

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