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Saudi Arabia

The area of ​​the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is two million square kilometers, which makes it one of the largest countries in the Middle East, and occupies the largest part of the Arabian Peninsula, located specifically in the southwest of the continent of Asia. It borders Saudi Arabia to the north, Iraq and Jordan, Kuwait borders it to the north-east, and from the east it is bordered by Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia connects to Bahrain through the King Fahd Bridge, while from the south it is bordered by Yemen, to the southeast by the Sultanate of Oman, and from the western side bordered by the Red Sea .

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the largest exporter of crude oil in the world, and the second largest oil reserves, and the sixth largest source of gas, and it is one of the most important economically and politically influential countries in the world, in addition to its ancient Islamic position, which is represented by the presence of the Grand Mosque and the Noble Prophet’s Mosque, which are among the most important milestones The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and is the main pillar of religious tourism in Saudi Arabia, where millions of Muslims flock to Mecca and Medina every year to perform the Hajj and Umrah.

Saudi landmarks

Religious monuments

In addition to Makkah and Madinah, which are among the most important areas in religious tourism in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and which are among the largest economic pillars in the Kingdom, where Muslims go to them to perform the Hajj and Umrah rituals, there are many other religious monuments; the Quba Mosque is the first mosque In Islam, the Al-Qiblatain Mosque, the Al-Awjaba Mosque, and there are many religious sites such as the Hira Valley located in Jabal Al-Nur, the gas of Thur located in Jabal Thur, and Jabal Arafat at the borders of the Haram. There is also the cemetery of Al-Baqi, which is the cemetery of the people of the city since the beginning of Islam, and the cemetery of martyrs located in Uhud, and there are many sites that witnessed important and radical events in Islamic history, such as the shed of Bani Sa`da, the battles of Badr Ahad and the parties.

Therapeutic features

The hot springs located in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar are among the most important major tourist areas in the Kingdom, among which are these springs: the hot springs in Al Harath Governorate, Al Laith Governorate, and Al Ahsa Governorate.

World Heritage Sites

Here are the most important World Heritage sites in Saudi Arabia:

  • Madain Saleh: Madain Saleh joined the World Heritage Sites, and is considered the first of them, because it contains one hundred and fifty-three rocky façades.
  • Ad diriyah: Where Diriyah contains several neighborhoods, including: Al-Tarif neighborhood, Ghusaybah neighborhood, Al-Bujairi neighborhood, and Al-Seriha neighborhood. The Al-Turaif neighborhood has been chosen within one of the World Heritage sites because it contains distinguished architectural buildings: such as Salwa Palace, Palace of Hospitality, Al-Bukhari Bath, and huge towers.
  • Jeddah city: Among the most important historical monuments in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are the city of Jeddah, because it is distinguished by its gates: the Kabab Sharif, the Gate of Makkah, the Gate of the City, and its lanes; Jeddah, with prominent markets such as: Souk Al-Alawi and Souk Al-Bedou, and this city is characterized by historical mosques such as: Al-Shafii Mosque, Al-Basha Mosque and Akash Mosque.

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