Saudi Arabia

Middle East Country Project

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Saudi Arabia's flag is green with white designs in the middle. The white inscription in the middle of the flag read "There is no God but Allah, and Mohammad is the messenger of Allah". Along with the religious inscription, the green background represents Islam's traditional color.

Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh (Ar-Riyad)

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Saudi Arabia's surrounding countries include Yemen, Oman, Iraq, The United Arab Eremites, and Jordan. All of these countries are located on the continent of Asia.


Saudi Arabia is a monarchy, meaning royalty rules over the country. The current leader is King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. New leaders take authority through bloodline. As leaders die, another member of their family takes the throne.


Saudi Arabia is a nation with a lot of money. Based on their recorded economic indicators, their economy is very strong.

Currency: Saudi Riyal

Exports: Petroleum Oil

Imports: machinery, equipment, foodstuffs, chemicals, motor vehicles, and textiles

$1.00 in Saudi Riyal = $0.27 American Dollars

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Saudi Arabia's official language is Arabic.

Tariq Abdulhakeem, Ghazi Ali, Mohammed Abdu, Siraj Omar, Abadi al Johar, and Rabeh Sager are the most popular composers of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabian music consists of western and traditional music.

About 90% of citizens are Muslim, and follow Islam beliefs. Any individuals that don’t fall under these categories aren’t permitted citizenship. Because of religious beliefs, there are strong restrictions on behavior and apparel that are strongly enforced both legally and socially, more than in other Muslim countries. Alcoholic beverages are illegal, and there are no theatres for films to be shown.

Because of their culture, Saudi Arabians do not drink alchohol or eat pork. Popular dishes include Shawarma, Falafel, Kapsa, Kimaje, Tabbouleh, Fatir, Hawayij, and Haysa Al-Tumreya.

Family activities include swimming (personally owned pools), soccer, volleyball, and badminton. Citizens near the sea have the opportunity to take cruises and fish. Some areas in Saudi Arabia are fit for hiking/nature walks. Spelunking (exploring caves) is another popular activity. In most of these occasions, women keep their Abaya and Boshiya on, but there is an exception in situations where the only others people present are their family. Of course, taking their Abaya and/or Boshiya off is optional.

Men wore a Thobe, Taqiyah, Ghutra, and an Agal. Women wore an Abaya, and a Boshiya. Most Saudi Arabian clothing is made out of cotton or silk.


1) Abdulaziz Al Saud ruled Saudi Arabia from 1932 to 1953. Since his death, six of his descendants have ruled over Saudi Arabia.

2) 1964 to 1975, Faisal ruled in Saudi Arabia. He influenced a period of modernization due to a boost in oil price, which made Saudi Arabia a very wealthy country not only at the time, but modernly.


Saudi Arabia's climate is mostly dry and arid due to over half of the country being covered by the Syrian Desert. In the areas covered by desert, a small amount of resources are produced.

Average yearly rainfall: 59 mm

Average yearly temperature: 45° C