Saudi Arabia

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    Typical Saudi Arabia food

    Geographic setting and environment Saudi Arabia, the third largest country in Asia, makes up about four-fifths of the Arabian Peninsula. The other countries that share the peninsula – Yemen, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait – have a much smaller area. A narrow plain runs along the Red Sea coast. The Hijaz Mountains (Al Hijaz) rise sharply from the sea. At least a third of the total area is a sandy desert. There are no lakes, and except for artesian wells (wells where water flows naturally to the surface) in the eastern oases, there are no rivers…

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  • Saudi Arabian traditions and customs

    What traditions and customs are there in Saudi Arabia? An overview of the traditions and customs of Saudi Arabia. Gastronomy Food in daily life The traditional staple foods were dates; goat, camel and cow milk; ghee, cheese and other dairy products; bread and other foods made from wheat, millet and barley; pumpkin, eggplant, okra, squash, beans, leeks, onions, and some other vegetables; mint, coriander, parsley and cumin; and occasionally lamb, goat or camel meat and, on the coasts, fish. Older people remember the meals of the past as simple but adequate, without a wasted bite. They ate regularly at home…

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    Saudi language

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a country belonging to Asia, to the Middle East region, specifically in the Arabian Peninsula. Its capital is Riyadh. It has a population of 33 million inhabitants (40º) and its extension is 2,149,690 km 2 (12º). Its human development index is very high (38th) and its official currency is the Saudi riyal. And what language is spoken in Saudi Arabia? What language do they speak in Saudi Arabia? Saudi Arabia has only one official language, Arabic. Within the Arabic language, there are various dialects in the country. The most widely spoken variants are Hijazi…

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