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

Brand: Lonely Planet
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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)
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 (Freytag & Berndt road map)
By Freytag-Berndt und Artaria

Freytag-Berndt und Artaria
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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.
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.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Stacey International)
By Norman Anderson

Brand: Stacey International
Hardcover (247 pages)

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Stacey International)
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This single, large format volume, covers the history, culture, religion, economy and government of the country, providing detailed information on social development, the cities and industrial output. Illustrated with a wealth of previously unpublished photographs and an array of useful maps, this book, with its balanced coverage and specialist research, is an absolute must. The original edition of this work, published some twenty years ago, has long been acknowledged as the illustrated reference on the country, updated at regular intervals. This long awaited new edition starts from a clean slate, with a new larger format, completely new illustrative material throughout, and a text substantially rewritten.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Saudi Arabia
By Colin Wells

Brand: Alpha
Released: 2003-12-02
Paperback (336 pages)

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Understanding Saudi Arabia
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Some call it a friend to the U.S.; others a foe. Now get the facts on this complex and crucial nation.

A detailed and comprehensive overview of this complex Middle Eastern country, this book covers Arabia's early history, the rise of the House of Saud, the discovery of Saudi oil, Islamic fundamentalism, day-to-day-life, and the country's connection to 9/11, as well as the country's future.
Saudi Arabia
By Reise Know-How Verlag

Reise Know-How Verlag
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Saudi Arabia
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Crossing the Kingdom: Portraits of Saudi Arabia
By Loring M. Danforth

Loring M Danforth
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Crossing the Kingdom: Portraits of Saudi Arabia
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For many people, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia evokes images of deserts, camels, and oil, along with rich sheikh in white robes, oppressed women in black veils, and terrorists. But when Loring Danforth traveled through the country in 2012, he found a world much more complex and inspiring than he could have ever imagined.
 
With vivid descriptions and moving personal narratives, Danforth takes us across the Kingdom, from the headquarters of Saudi Aramco, the country’s national oil company on the Persian Gulf, to the centuries-old city of Jeddah on the Red Sea coast with its population of undocumented immigrants from all over the Muslim world. He presents detailed portraits of a young woman jailed for protesting the ban on women driving, a Sufi scholar encouraging Muslims and Christians to struggle together with love to know God, and an artist citing the Quran and using metal gears and chains to celebrate the diversity of the pilgrims who come to Mecca.


Crossing the Kingdom paints a lucid portrait of contemporary Saudi culture and the lives of individuals, who like us all grapple with modernity at the dawn of the twenty-first century.

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