6 Intriguing Facts About The Desert Country Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is the world’s 13th largest country. The country is the birthplace of Islam. Mecca and Medina are the most visited places by the tourists – where people take their Haj pilgrimage.

Recently, Saudi Arabia permitted its women to drive!

Here are some unknown and interesting facts about Saudi Arabia:

1) The factor of privacy:

On being on a vacation in Saudi Arabia, never ever point a camera on anyone for taking their pictures. Privacy plays a vital over there. Especially, do not point your camera’s at females and ask males before taking their pictures or else you’ll ruin your vacation.

2) If you are not familiar with Islam and its laws, get familiar:

In Saudi Arabia homosexuality can get you lashes and also a death penalty. People going their for a short period of time do not engage in the display of non-Muslim religious beliefs.

3) Alcohol over there says, “ Touch me not”:

Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited in the country. People consuming alcohol over there can get lashes as a punishment.

4) Non-Muslims have no entry in religious places:

Mecca and Medina are one of the most visited places by the people of the country and the tourists; due to its sacred values and religious sentiments but non-Muslims do not have an entry in any of the places.

5) Oil reserves:

The country’s Ghawar oil field is the largest in the world. As per estimation, 75 billion of barrels of oil are still left.

Photo: forbes.com

6) Saudi’s ambitious Kingdom Tower:

The Kingdom Tower or the Jeddah Tower is all set to exceed the height of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. Kingdom Tower will be around 1 kilometre taller than Burj Khalifa and is expected to reach a height of 3280 feet. The construction will be completed by 2018 or 2019.

Isn’t the country interesting?

Samyak Sheth
Samyak Sheth

A traveller and journalist who views the world wearing multi-coloured goggles. He believes that life is to live not to survive.

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