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Saudi Arabia Flag The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the largest Arab country in the Middle East, and occupies the bulk of the Arabian Peninisula. It borders Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen, and is connected to the island nation of Bahrain by the King Fahd Causeway.

Saudi Arabia contains Mecca and Medina, the two holiest places in Islam, and as a result is sometimes known as "The Land of the Two Holy Mosques".

As of 2009, the population of Saudi Arabia was estimated as being 28,686,633, including about 5.5 million resident foreigners. The country's capital and largest city is Riyadh, which, as of 2009, had a population somewhere in the region of 6.2 to 6.6 million.

Saudi Arabia Country Details


Country Name Saudi Arabia
Political Status Country
Geographic Location The Middle East
Flag Saudi Arabia Flag
Principal Language Arabic
Capital Riyadh


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Lonely Planet Saudi Arabia (Travel Guides)
By Anthony Ham & Anthony Madden

Lonely Planet
Paperback (208 pages)

Lonely Planet Saudi Arabia (Travel Guides)
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This Lonely Planet guidebook takes an in-depth look at Saudi culture, history and politics, and includes a special section for expatriate workers as well as detailed information for pilgrims on the Hajj.
Saudi Arabia - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
By Nicolas Buchele

Brand: Kuperard
Released: 2008-06-03
Paperback (168 pages)

Saudi Arabia - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
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Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include: * customs, values, and traditions * historical, religious, and political background * life at home * leisure, social, and cultural life * eating and drinking * do's, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken
Working and Living in Saudi Arabia
By Grace Edwards

Grosvenor House Publishing Limited
Paperback (362 pages)

Working and Living in Saudi Arabia
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‘Working and Living in Saudi Arabia’ provides valuable cultural and practical business information necessary for all professionals working and travelling to Saudi Arabia, including those who may be working and living in other Middle East countries. It also addresses the many changes and opportunities of particular interest to businesswomen and for men who will be working with women, both Saudi and expatriate.


Essential reading for all business executives working in Saudi Arabia.

Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Stuart Butler & Andrea Schulte-Peevers

Brand: Lonely Planet
Paperback (528 pages)

Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Feel the allure of Arabia's desert dunes, dine on top of Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, or wander through the labyrinthine souqs; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Oman, the United Arab Emirates and the Arabian Peninsula and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including culture, history, religion, art, literature, music, dance, architecture, politics, and cuisine
  • Over 70 local maps
  • Useful features - including Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), Walking Tours, and Arabia's Top 15
  • Coverage of Bahrain, Manama, Kuwait, Kuwait City, Oman, Muscat, Dhofar, Qatar, Doha, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, the United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Gharbia, Yemen, Sana'a, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula, our most comprehensive guide to Oman, the United Arab Emirates and the Arabian Peninsula, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on Dubai? Check out Lonely Planet's Dubai & Abu Dhabi guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Pocket Dubai, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Middle East guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Jenny Walker, Stuart Butler, Anthony Ham, and Andrea Schulte-Peevers.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
Conversational Arabic Quick and Easy: Saudi Hejazi Dialect, Hijazi, Saudi Arabic, Saudi Arabia, Hajj, Mecca, Medina, Kaaba
By Yatir Nitzany

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (44 pages)

Conversational Arabic Quick and Easy: Saudi Hejazi Dialect, Hijazi, Saudi Arabic, Saudi Arabia, Hajj, Mecca, Medina, Kaaba
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THIS BOOK DOESN'T CONTAIN ANY ARABIC LETTERS! ALL ARABIC WORDS IN THIS BOOK WERE WRITTEN IN ENGLISH-TRANSLITERATION!

Have you always wanted to learn how to speak the Saudi Hijazi Arabic dialect but simply didn’t have the time?

Well if so, then, look no further. You can hold in your hands one of the most advanced and revolutionary method that was ever designed for quickly becoming conversational in a language. In creating this time-saving program, master linguist Yatir Nitzany spent years examining the twenty-seven most common languages in the world and distilling from them the three hundred and fifty words that are most likely to be used in real conversations. These three hundred and fifty words were chosen in such a way that they were structurally interrelated and, when combined, form sentences. Through various other discoveries about how real conversations work—discoveries that are detailed further in this book—Nitzany created the necessary tools for linking these words together in a specific way so that you may become rapidly and almost effortlessly conversant—now.

If your desire is to learn complicated grammatical rules or to speak perfectly proper and precise Arabic, this book is not for you. However, if you need to actually hold a conversation while embarking on a pilgrimage to Mecca, to impress that certain someone, or to be able to speak with your grandfather or grandmother as soon as possible, then the Nitzany Method is what you have been looking for. This book is recommended for those who already have some prior knowledge of the pronunciation of Arabic accents (such as the Arabic accents: ayin, ghayn, ha, and khaf). For those of you who do not, this book does indeed provide some great, in-depth techniques on the pronunciation and recognition of these accents, that you will encounter throughout the program. These techniques have proven extremely beneficial for beginner students who were previously unfamiliar with these accent pronunciations. But keep in mind this isn’t a pronunciation book! Keep in mind that Saudi dialect is not an official language, but rather is a colloquial dialect. The purpose of my method is solely to give you the tools to create your own sentences in order to become conversational, while in regards to grammar, pronunciation, etc., you are on your own!

This method is designed for fluency in a foreign language, while communicating in the first person present tense. Nitzany believes that what’s most important is actually being able to understand and be understood by another human being right away. Therefore, unlike other courses, all words in this program are taught in English transliteration, without having to learn the complex alphabet. More formalized training in grammar rules, etc., can come later.

This is one of the several, in a series of instructional language guides, the Nitzany Method’s revolutionary approach is the only one in the world that uses its unique language technology to actually enable you to speak and understand native speakers in the shortest amount of time possible. No more depending on volumes of books of fundamental, beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, all with hundreds of pages in order to learn a language. With Conversational Arabic Quick and Easy, all you need are forty-four pages.

Learn Arabic today!

Culture Shock! Saudi Arabia: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette (Culture Shock! Guides)
By Peter North

Marshall Cavendish Intl
Paperback (270 pages)

Culture Shock! Saudi Arabia: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette (Culture Shock! Guides)
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Saudi Arabia (Freytag & Berndt road map)
By Freytag-Berndt und Artaria

Freytag-Berndt und Artaria
Map (1 pages)

Saudi Arabia (Freytag & Berndt road map)
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Explore Saudi Arabia with this Freytag&Berndt double-sided road map. The best way to plan your trip, prepare your itinerary, and to travel independently in this country. This map includes Oman, Yemen, UAE, Qatar, Bahrein, and Kuweit.
An A-to-Z Pocket Guide to Living and Working in Saudi Arabia: Twenty-Six Things to Know about Living and Working in Saudi Arabia
By Valerie David

BalboaPress
Released: 2013-09-12
Paperback (80 pages)

An A-to-Z Pocket Guide to Living and Working in Saudi Arabia: Twenty-Six Things to Know about Living and Working in Saudi Arabia
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I have spent more than six years and three tours of my health care career living and working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is a country that is modern and on the move but yet it is still very deeply involved in customs and traditions. Upon my first tour to the country I arrived in the country without an Abaya (the traditional female covering) and I was very afraid and uncomfortable as everyone stared at me. When I went to the hospital and was introduced to my Saudi boss, the first thing that I did was reach out to shake his hand, something that is a custom in the United States, but he would decline. These were two of the very first things that I would learn about Saudi culture but indeed there would be many more customs and traditions that I would have to get use to. Saudi Arabia is a very interesting country to live and work in as you will learn something every day. This book is a simple and informative guide to assist those who are interested to live and work in Saudi Arabia. Learn about the culture and traditions and what life is like for the expatriate that works in the Kingdom. Join me on an awesome journey and be intrigued.
Saudi Arabia
By Reise Know-How Verlag

Reise Know-How Verlag
Map (1 pages)

Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia Travel Journal: travel journal with 350 lined pages
By Wild Pages Press

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (354 pages)

Saudi Arabia Travel Journal: travel journal with 350 lined pages
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This is a stylish designer travel journal with 350 lined pages, perfect for your next big trip. Beautiful glossy softcover, perfect for everyday use. Record all your important details or precious memories. Perfectly spaced between lines to allow plenty of room to write. Wild Pages Press are publishers of unique journals and notebooks that are a little bit quirky and different. Stunning covers, sturdy for everyday use. Great quality, we offer thousands of different designs to choose from. Wild Pages Press journals, notebooks and school exercise books make amazing gifts perfect for any special occasion or for a bit of luxury for everyday use. These journals, notebooks and school exercise books are so versatile, they can be the perfect travel companion, or a stylish lecture pad for college or university, cool notebook for school, comprehensive notebook for work, or as a journal, the perfect family heirloom to be treasured for years to come. These quality journals, notebooks and school exercise books are made in the USA and competitively priced so they can be enjoyed by everyone.

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