Middle East Country Project
Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh (Ar-Riyad)
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
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.
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.
Average yearly rainfall: 59 mm
Average yearly temperature: 45° C