The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has long occupied an important role at the center of the Islamic and Arab worlds; a land with a rich and proud history
Saudi Arabia has long occupied an important role at the center of the Islamic and Arab worlds. Located at the heart of three continents, the Kingdom has served as an important ancient trade route and a vital link connecting East and West.
It also has a unique heritage landscape that has developed over the centuries, including 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Saudi Arabia has a rich culture shaped by the diversity of its people, which has formed the basis of its cultural identity. With over 34 million inhabitants, the Kingdom has 13 regions all united by the Arabic language, but each with a unique dialect, traditions, heritage, and culinary identity.
The Kingdom has three official yearly celebrations; two Islamic celebrations, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, and Saudi National Day, which is celebrated on September 23rd.
The people of Saudi Arabia embrace many social values influenced by their Islamic values which preserve the Kingdom’s ancient customs and traditions, including generosity, courage, hospitality, and maintaining strong family relationships.
Saudi Arabia has implemented structural economic and financial reforms since the launch of Vision 2030, which established a new economic system that prompts the creation of a diversified and robust economy that achieves sustainable growth for the Kingdom
The Kingdom has also focused on enhancing the role of the private sector in the Kingdom, creating the environment necessary for its success and investing in previously untapped sectors have supported the Kingdom’s economic diversification efforts and led to an improved business environment.
Saudi Arabia is the world’s leading oil producer and exporter and has one of the largest reserves of natural gas in the Persian Gulf.
The Kingdom’s oil and energy sector remains key to a smooth transition to the vibrant, diversified economy envisioned and will continue to play a vital role in the Kingdom’s future.
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