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24 Interesting facts about Saudi Arabia that need to know

 

Interesting facts about Saudi Arabia is a great opportunity to learn about the culture and traditions of the United Kingdom. The state is often called the “Land of Two Shrines” – Mecca and Medina. As is known in Islam, they are considered the two main holy cities. So, here are the most interesting facts about Saudi Arabia:

 

  1. Saudi Arabia was the founding states of the UN and the League of Arab States.
  2. Officially, the country is called the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  3. Currently, Saudi Arabia comes in the 2nd position in oil exports.
  4. Political parties are banned in Saudi Arabia.
  5. An interesting fact is that in Saudi Arabia the testimony that one man is equivalent to the testimony of two women.
  6. In summer, the air temperature in Saudi Arabia does not drop below 50 ⁰С.
  7. Arabs, convicted of extramarital sex, betray public flogging, or even sentenced to death.
  8. Curiously, a person can also be executed for blasphemy, homosexuality, and any manifestation of spiritualism.
  9. It is strictly forbidden to criticize the political system both orally and in writing.
  10. In Saudi Arabia, women were not allowed to drive cars, previously the law is changed.
  11. In Saudi Arabia, it’s normal to be late for business meetings.
  12. The path to Mecca and Medina is open only to Muslims. If they find a representative of any other religion, such a person may be cut off his head.
  13. An Arabian woman can go to the doctor only with the permission of her husband or close relative.
  14. The work week begins on Sunday and ends on Thursday.
  15. The woman is unable to travel without their Mehram.
  16. Citizens are prohibited from adhering to any religion other than Islam.
  17. Arabians never celebrate their birthday, as they didn’t consider an important event. Also, there is no celebration of the New Year.
  18. It is curious that most of the population does not know how to swim.
  19. In Saudi Arabia, cinemas are prohibited by law.
  20. About 2 million pilgrims visit Mecca annually.
  21. Saudi Arabia has no public transport, as most residents have private cars.
  22. The right hand is considered clean and the left is dirty. For this reason, you only need to greet and eat food with your right hand.
  23. Local women are required to wear abaya on the street that is wide black outfits and it completely covers their bodies. Moreover, they should have scarves or hijabs on their heads.
  24. Gambling and drinking are prohibited in the kingdom.

 

So, these are some interesting facts about Saudi Arabia. So, if you want to travel toward Saudi Arabia, it is better to hire Saudi Tours and book your Umrah package 2019.

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Weather Of Saudi Arabia

Overall the climate of the country of Saudi Arabia is almost the same. In the majority of the country, the weather is similar to that of a desert’s weather and this situation remains the same in almost all parts of the country. The overall temperature remains extremely hot during most part of the year and it is also reported that at times the temperature has gone 60-degree centigrade. However, this figure is not officially confirmed but several claims have been made by various individuals and organizations in which they mentioned that the Temperature of Saudi Arabia has gone above 60-degree centigrade.

But there are parts of the country where the situation is different in terms of weather as compared to that of the rest of the country. One such part is the province of Asim which is situated on the along the western coast. The weather of this area of Saudi Arabia clearly differs from the various other parts of the country. The overall weather of Saudi Arabia is hot and dry. There is intense heat in most part of the year and the winter is relatively short. Especially, during the daytime, temperature rises up to extremely high level but at night, an abrupt drop in the temperature is observed and it is not that much hot at night as compared to the temperature at night. But during the day night, the temperature is so hot, especially during the summer season, that it becomes extremely difficult to walk in the sunlight for even a few minutes. People get extremely exhausted very easily within a very short period of time if they remain exposed to the sunlight even for a very short span of time and special care is required to be taken in order to protect you from the adverse of heat and increased temperature.

Winter Season at Saudi Arabia

During the winter season, the temperature often up to zero degrees centigrade but the most part of the winter season remains dry and cold winds keep on blowing often at high speed making the atmosphere even colder. Although the country is mainly known for its hot season as far the weather of Saudi Arabia is concerned, but during the winter season, reasonable drop in the temperature is observed and people have to use heavy jackets and warm clothes in order to protect themselves from any issue or disease that can be caused as a result of intensely cold weather. But it is also a fact that the winter season in Saudi Arabia lasts for a lesser time as compared to the summer season, especially most of the days remain very hot, although, several cold nights are there even at the start and the end of the winter season.

Clothing during Various Seasons

As mentioned earlier, the summer season is observed during most part of the year in Saudi Arabia and as a result light clothes are usually used during most of the time. However, during the winter season, the reasonably cold weather is observed resulting in the use of heavy and warm clothes. Not much rain is there and therefore, rainwear is not that frequently used.

24 Interesting facts about Saudi Arabia that need to know