Saudi Arabia Update
By: Tiffany Kohl
Saudi Arabia today
Saudi Arabia today is the largest crontry in southwest Asia. Saudi Arabia has no rivers.There water might come from seasonal wadis.Saudi Arabia is about the size of half Amarica. The largest desert is the Rub' al Khali.The desert holds oases.
This is Rub' al Khail
This is the flag of Saudi Arabia.
Covering 70 square miles, the metropolis costs £67 billion ($100 billion) and will reinvigorate the country.
How did Saudi Arabia become a unified state?
Historians divide the Saudi history into three reigns each one being called a State. The rst one started with the historic homage between Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Wahab and Prince Mohamed bin Saud in 1745.
The second reign began in 1824 and ended with Imam Abdul Rahman bin Faisal leaving Riyadh. During this period chaos and con icts between tribes prevailed until the banner of uni cation was held by King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al-Faisal Al-Saud and thus began the uni cation and foundation process of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
In Saudi Arabia Thursday and Friday are considered the weekend for government departments. The private sector is closed for one day only which is Friday. There are no other public holidays except for Eid Al-Fitr (after the holy month of Ramadan) and Eid Al-Adha (During the Hajj season). The Kingdom National Day which falls on September 23 is an of cial holiday too.
January 14, 1902 marks the foundation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a uni ed state by the late King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al-Saud. On this date in 1902, and in a daring battle with 60 of his companions, King Abdul Aziz captured Riyadn.