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  1. In Saudi Arabia, contraception is illegal
  2. In Saudi Arabia, wedding ceremonies are held separately for the men and women. However, at some point during or after the wedding, the bride and groom do get together.
  3. Al Saud, the ruling family of Saudi Arabia, spent $500 million trying to suppress the documentary “Death of a princess.” The firm reported the execution of Princess Mishal in 1978, the niece of King Khalid, who was in power at the time, was executed for sexual assault. Princess Mishahar, who has been married and divorced, has fallen in love with a young man who asked her to marry, but the royal family refused his union’s permission. In any case, Princess Mishal ignored her family and met her suitor at Jeddah, where she was recognized and caught. She was shot and her suitor was beheaded.
  4. Saudi Arabia remains an absolute monarchy state and has the last important monarchy in the world. Since its establishment on September 23, 1932, the country has been ruled by the Saudi family.
  5. According to Forbes magazine, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia is the eighth most powerful person in the world and also the most powerful Muslim in the world.
  6. The United State outranked Saudi Arabia in October 2013. In which the United State has been leading the world for decades as the world’s largest exporter of crude oil, exporting on an average 12.1 million barrels per day throughout that year.
  7. If you are a Christian, Buddha, Jew, or any other religion that is not a Muslim well this fact is for you, do you know that in Saudi Arabia Non-Muslim are not allow to practicing their religion or, even having Saudi citizenship and lastly non-Muslim place of worship is forbidden? Don’t go to Saudi Arabia except you want to convert to Muslim.
  8. According to UN data as of 2013, 30% of the total populations of Saudi Arabia are immigrants.
  9. An Australian armchair archaeologist used the Google Earth app to rediscover a series of ancient buildings, similar to the Peruvian Nazca Lines of Peru, from Yemen to Saudi Arabia to Syria. Originally discovered by the Royal Air Force pilot Percy Maitland in 1927, all routes resembling kites or wheels were built around the age of 9000 years and were built by the “Old men of the desert” by the Bedouins who lived in Rub al. Khali.
  10. In 1503, the Italian Ludovico de Varthema became the first non-Muslim to visit Mecca and describe Kaaba. He disguised himself as a Mameluke guard, protected the pilgrims and spent three weeks in the city. He left Mecca without any accident but blew his own cover in Yemen while he forgot the Arabic. He was instantly thrown into prison but was able to escape, it was later that he was rescued by a Sudan three months later.
  11. About 80% of the Saudi Arabian workforce is non-national.
  12. The King’s Cup is an epic camel race held every year during the Al-Jenandriyah National Music Festival in Saudi Arabia, which pick almost 2,000 participants racing on a 19km track.
  13. In 2012, Saudi Arabia banned smoking in government offices and most public places, including the ban on water pipes (shishas) and the prohibition of selling tobacco to minors. According to Saudi statistics, the country is the fourth largest tobacco importer in the world, and Saudi Arabia spends more than $8 million a day on cigarettes.
  14. Riyadh’s camel market is one of the largest camel markets in the world, selling about 100 camels every day.
  15. Drivers in Saudi Arabia have invented a dangerous but exciting new driving sport called Sidewalk Skiing, which involves balancing the sides of the car while the car is moving.
  16. The Arabian Peninsula is the largest peninsula in the world.
  17. The Arabs called coffee gahwa and later became the Arabic word for “preventing sleep.” The first coffee shops may be those that opened in Mecca during the mid-15th and 16th centuries. Curiously, under the strict interpretation of Islam, coffee is banned because it is a stimulant and strict orthodox Saudis will not drink it. However, most people do drink coffee, as an extra bad habit, even chewing coffee beans while praying in the mosque.
  18. Saudi Arabia is a banned country and it is illegal to drink spirit or beer in the kingdom. However, Saudi Arabia’s amateur beer and winemaking industry is a small industry among many foreigners in the country, and there are a variety of spirits on the black market. The various stills in the country also produced a large number of hooch called Siddiqui, which means “my little friend” in Arabic.
  19. On September 11, 2001, 15 of the 19 accused hijackers who had terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, DC, were from Saudi Arabia.
  20. Homosexual activities in Saudi Arabia are a criminal offense that can attract a death penalty, or at least long-term imprisonment, with habitual public flogging, is another punishment for those who involve in Homosexual.

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  1. The official title of the Saudi King is “the guardian of two holy mosques.” King Shahman Bin Abdul Aziz Saudi has been a king since 2015.
  2. Saudi Arabia has a total area of 83,000 square miles (2,149,690 square kilometers), making it the 13th largest country in the world. It is the largest country in the Middle East, with an area comparable to that of Western Europe and a quarter of the United States.
  3. The construction of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia began in 2014. The new tallest building will be 3,280 feet (1 km) and will make Dubai’s Burj Khalifa 600 feet (183 meters) apart.
  4. Without river, Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the world.
  5. According to a per capita death toll, a World Bank report in 2000 found that Saudi Arabia and Malaysia, Thailand and South Africa are the most dangerous countries to drive a vehicle. The situation in Saudi Arabia is even worse by the number of deaths per vehicle.
  6. Every year, the Saudi royal family held a reunion in Riyadh to celebrate the alliance between the “Pen” or “Wahhabi clerics” and “Swordsmen” and held a ceremonial sword dance. “Or an Al Saud warrior.
  7. In 1965 television was introduced to Saudi by King Faisal. However, a religious zealot was against the introduction of television and consider it to be obscene. In 1975, a nephew of Faisal was shot dead by the police after being attacked on a television station. In 1975, perhaps a tit-for-tat killing, Faisal himself was assassinated by the brother of his dead nephew, and later he was beheaded publicly for his death.
  8. The Islam is the last great religion in the world. It originated in the Arabian Peninsula in the 7th century A.D. It is the 2nd largest religion in the world after Christianity.
  9. The mosque built by the Prophet Muhammad in Al-Masjid al-Nabawi (also known as the Prophet’s Mosque) in Medina, Saudi Arabia, is considered to be the second most sacred mosque of Muslims. This is where his grave is.
  10. Islam was the creativity of one person named, the Prophet Muhammad, although later clergy and scholars have contributed. Muhammad was born in 570 AD, a family in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Because it is the most sacred city in Islamic cities, Muslims from all over the world are encouraged to pilgrimage or pilgrimage to Mecca at least once for the rest of their lives.
  11. Hajar al-Aswad (The Black Stone) evaluated the most sacred image of Islam, the Mecca Mosque in Saudi Arabia. It is located on a 43-foot-high (13-meter) pedestal built into a stone structure called Kaaba.
  12. In addition to income tax, Saudi Arabia also has zakat. This is a 2.5% tax rate, which is imposed on assets rather than income. It is a Muslim request and not a guest worker.
  13. In 2009, King Abdullah appointed Nour Al-Fayez as Deputy Minister of Women’s Education, the first woman to be appointed as Majlis al-shura in the inner circle of the Saudi Arabian government.
  14. Not only does Saudi Arabia have a civilian police force, but it also has a religious police force called Mutaween, which is responsible for purifying the minds and actions of the Saudi society. Its full name is the “Protection of Virtue and Prevention of Sin”.
  15. Saudi Arabian men usually wear lightweight cotton clothing, almost always white; bischts, a costume equivalent to an academic graduation gown; and gutras, or traditional headscarves.
  16. Most people in Saudi Arabia usually carry a rosary called Misbahah, or “worry beads.” The original purpose of the beads was to count the number of prayers when praying. These beads are stringed like a small necklace on a rope, usually a set of 33 to 99 beads.
  17. The black abaya is Saudi women’s national costumes, and it’s wearing originated in the Jewish traditions dating back to the Bible era.
  18. The horse played a key role in Arab history. They were originally thought to have been domesticated by about 4,000 B.C. in today’s Ukrainian region. After domestication, they are found throughout Central Asia, Europe, and the Arabian Peninsula. The Arabian horse breeds with its excellent character, speed and endurance and is an essential aid for the spread of the Islamic Empire.
  19. The earliest version of the Qur’an was not written in Arabic but in a heavy script called Kufik. Around A.D.1000 years, Kufic was replaced by Nashki, a more relaxed cursive that links letters together and is still used in Saudi Arabia. Arabic letters may appear around the 4th century, with 28 letters – 22 consonants and 6 vowels.
  20. Saudi Arabia has treated witchcraft so seriously that the country has banned Harry Potter books and the government has set up an anti-witchcraft action group that is part of the promotion of virtue and prevention of Vice (CPV) or religious Police. The group is responsible for arresting the wizard and reversing the harmful effects of its spells.
  21. The camel is the tenderest of the Saudi meat; it is a specialty of Jeddah and Jejaz.
  22. Saudi Arabia is the place where Islam started and the most sacred place to all Muslim is Mecca and Medina.
  23. The country of Saudi Arabia has almost never happened. In 1893, the Al-Rashid family occupied Riyadh. However, they did not notice the method of a small number of followers who came from southern Ibn Saudi Arabia and spent 50 days on the beach in the open area. Ibn Saudi launched a raid on the Masmark Fortress on the outskirts of Riyadh’s Old Town and launched a raid on 15 January 1902. Governor Rashidi was killed and Riyadh fell into the hands of Al Sauds.
  24. The Saudi Arabian city experienced an extraordinary boom in real estate prices between 2003 and 2008. In Mecca, the value of land close to the Grand Mosque reached $106,700 per square meter at the peak of prosperity – perhaps the most expensive real estate in the world, comparable to the land in the price of Tokyo in the early 1990s.
  25. The Bedouin of Saudi Arabia, or Bedou, has many historical features that form the cornerstone of Saudi society: refusal to surrender to the outside world, loyalty to one’s family and tribe, primacy to courage and honor, purity of language Dialects preserved in poetry and desert legends, belief in desert hospitality, bloody hatred and mutual obligations, as well as razzia traditions, or attacks on travelers or other tribes. About 1.8 million Bedouins still claim to live a semi-nomadic lifestyle in Saudi Arabia.
  26. According to official statistics, all Saudis are Muslims. 15% are Shia Muslims who operate primarily in the eastern provinces of Saudi Arabia.
  27. Women were formally banned from driving in the Saudi city, although this only became a traditional law in 1990. Saudi and foreign women are allowed to drive inside the foreign petroleum compounds.
  28. According to an official law of Saudi Arabia, Saudi women do not travel to the country without the permission of their husbands.
  29. Traditionally, non-Muslims cannot be buried in Saudi Arabia. However, in 2012, the country relaxed the burial restrictions in some cases.
  30. It is known as the Persian Gulf on most maps of the Middle East and the Arabian Gulf is well known in Saudi Arabia.
  31. More than 95% of Saudi Arabia is desert or semi-desert, and the country is home to some of the world’s largest desert areas, including Al Nafud (Nafd Desert) and Rub al-Khali (open area) in the south.
  32. Named after its founder, Muhammad Abd al-Wahhab, Wahhabism is an Islamic fundamentalist sect that promotes the Puritans of faith and its religious practices. It is very influential in Saudi Arabia.

 

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