Friday, January 18, 2019

Tourism in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia will welcome you in a magical setting based on an undeniable cultural wealth. Let yourself be enchanted by the largest sand desert in the world, the Rub 'al-Khali, which hides many treasures, straight out of the tales and legends of the Thousand and One Nights.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia originates from the fusion of the two kingdoms of Hijaz and Nadjd dating from September 22, 1932. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ("Al-Mamlaka al-Arabiya as-saudiya") is nestled in the heart of Middle East on the Nejd Plateau, on the shores of the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. The country's neighbors are Jordan, Iraq and Kuwait to the north, Yemen and Oman to the south, and the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to the east. The Islamic monarchy of Saudi Arabia is large and majestic.
Saudi Arabia is blessed with magnificent landscapes made of vast desert areas and small islets of greenery. Nearby are large modern cities like Jeddah which includes as many others vestiges of incredible value. For example, you can see the tomb of Eve and the largest jet of water in the world of 312 meters. At the edge of the Nefoud desert are El Djof and Sakakah with remains sometimes dating from three to four thousand years that will plunge you into another era. The city of Jubbah hides behind its dwellings rock paintings over 5000 years old.
For lovers of old stones it will also go to Domat al-Jandal which is an important archaeological site. In the arid desert is the huge ancient Nabatean city of Madahine-Saleh, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and containing tombs dug into the sandstone rock that were built between the 1st century BC and the 1st century AD. Christ. Qasr Farid, is the largest and most isolated burial. She is the "symbol" of the place just like the Diwan, the meeting room.
Saudi Arabia enjoys a mild climate but very hot and intense. Temperatures can reach quite high temperature peaks of up to 45 ° -50 °. In the winter months such as December or January temperatures drop significantly (around 15 °). By calling in Saudi Arabia you will be amazed by the beauty of the places of worship. Mosques are indeed of great value in the eyes of Saudis, very believers. In the capital there are several buildings with Islamic architecture of great beauty to visit such as the mosque Main Jum'ah, that of Al Murabba and that of Al Johara.
Saudi Arabia is home to the first holy city of Islam namely Mecca which houses the Kaaba in the heart of Masjid Al-Haram mosque. The pilgrimage to Mecca is the fifth pillar of Islam. The sacred city, the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad, is a place of recollection for millions of Muslims. Nearby is the holy city of Medina sheltering the tomb of the prophet.

What to visit in Saudi Arabia

Majestic capital, Riyadh is a must for your stay in Saudi Arabia. Witness to an exciting past the city is full of historic buildings very well preserved in the image of its citadel and its majestic palaces. To understand the history of the country, several museums open their doors. Riyadh is also home to beautiful mosques that will immerse you in the heart of Islam. These monuments and the old town are next to buildings and towers of great modernity, mostly in the city center. Before leaving the city do not forget to take a walk to the souk to bring back to your loved ones objects from local crafts.

Gastronomic specialties in Saudi Arabia

The cuisine of Saudi Arabia gives a large part to the lunch where we find all the specialties of the country as the national dish par excellence: the "kabsah" or "kabsa", a preparation made from chicken and rice that can be accommodated also of sheep, fish or shrimps. You can also order dishes such as grilled chicken, lamb kebabs or refreshing soups and salads.
At breakfast the Saudis serve the traditional Khaliyat Anahl or beehive which is the national brioche made of small balls natures or stuffed with cheese, date paste, chocolate ... The brioche is savored with tea or coffee.

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