Saudi Arabia is a country with a rich history and culture, and it is an increasingly popular destination for tourists. While many know the country’s religious and historical significance, many exciting and lesser-known facts about Saudi Arabia may surprise you. This article will discuss some fun facts about Saudi Arabia and provide an overview of the country’s culture and history.
Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world with no official churches or temples
Next to that, Saudi Arabia has a strict dress code for men and women, with women expected to cover their heads and wear long, loose-fitting clothing.
The country strongly emphasizes family values, and it is not uncommon for multiple generations to live together in the same household. The country is home to the world’s largest uninterrupted sand desert known as the Rub al Khali, also known as the Empty Quarter.
Besides, it has a strong tradition of storytelling and poetry, and it is not uncommon for people to recite poetry at social gatherings.
Non-Muslims can’t go to Mecca
Only Muslims are allowed in the holy city. So if you’re not Muslim, a pilgrimage won’t be on your horizon soon! However, there are other ways to appreciate and explore Islamic culture.
We can however look at breathtaking art from Muslim cultures around the world, learn about the rich history of Islamic philosophy, and even explore the culinary delights of Middle Eastern cuisine. There are still plenty of ways to appreciate and enjoy Islamic culture without a pilgrimage to Mecca!
The biggest camel market in the world?
The main camel market in the kingdom is located in Riyadh, and daily sales average over one hundred camels. In addition to that, it is the largest camel market in the world. It spans an area that is approximately two square miles. Camels have served as Saudi Arabia’s primary mode of transportation for the majority of the country’s history. Despite the fact that they have been replaced by other modes of transportation, they continue to have a significant cultural significance in Saudi Arabia. The milk, meat, and leather produced by Arabian camels, also known as “one-hump camels,” are reliable sources. The vast majority of those that are bought and sold in the market are going to be slaughtered.
The world’s largest airport is King Khalid International Airport in Saudi Arabia
It covers an astounding 192,000 acres of land and has a surface size of around 300 square miles.
King Khalid International Airport, often known as KKIA, did not begin commercial service until the latter half of 1983. It is situated 35 kilometers (22 miles) to the north of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, and the architectural company HOK was responsible for its design. Arabian Bechtel Company Limited was appointed to the role of Construction Manager on behalf of the Saudi government.
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