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About Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is situated in the western parts of Asia. It is the largest Arab State in the region and is officially called Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The mountains, valleys, museums, and the World Heritage Sites of Diriyah, and Mada’in Saleh are the major tourist attractions. Saudi Arabia is known for the religious tourism which it offers.


Currency :

Saudi Riyal (SR) (SAR)

Area :

2,149,690 square km (870,000 square miles)

Population :

26,534,504 (estimated)

Language :

Arabic

Calling Code :

+966

Time Zone :

AST (UTC+3)


Climate & Geography

The climate of Saudi Arabia is a desert climate with the day temperatures touching 129 degrees F (54 degrees C) and the night temperatures often plummet to 32 degrees at night. The annual rainfall is low in Saudi Arabia except for the Asir region. The Asir region comes under the influence of the Indian Ocean monsoons and averages around 12 inch (30 mm) of rainfall during the period between October and March.

Saudi Arabia is surrounded on its northeast by Kuwait, on its north by Iraq and Jordan, on the east buy Bahrain and UAE, on the southeast by Oman, on the south by Yemen, on the west by Red Sea and on the east by the Persian Gulf. Saudi Arabia lies between latitudes 16 degrees and 33 degrees N and longitudes 34 degrees and 56 degrees E.

Territory & Capital : The Arabian Desert comprises most of Saudi Arabia. The only prominent change in Saudi Arabian terrain is at Asir. The province of Asir is mountainous with the highest point being 3,133 m (10,279 ft.) Riyadh is the capital and the largest city of Saudi Arabia.

Suitable Visiting Seasons : The period between November and February is the best time to visit Saudi Arabia. The climate is at its mildest during this time and thus facilitates the visits to the historical places which Saudi Arabia is known for.

Transportation

Saudi Arabia has paid a special stress on the development of its transportation network. The roadways, waterways and airways have excellent infrastructure to support the movement of the thousands of tourists touring Saudi Arabia. The railways are also being up hauled in the later phases of the development of transport infrastructure.


Tourist & Immigration Info

Contact the nearest embassy of Saudi Arabia to get the latest requirements for obtaining the Saudi visa.


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