Saudi Arabia Amna Nasralla Mr. Sparks 8A
Where Saudi Arabia is located <ul><li>Saudi Arabia is located in Asia, more specifically in the Middle East  </li></ul><ul...
Geographic Features of Saudi Arabia <ul><li>Varied </li></ul><ul><li>The sea level rises from the western costal region  <...
Climate of Saudi Arabia <ul><li>Frequent sand and dust storms </li></ul><ul><li>Harsh </li></ul><ul><li>Dry desert  </li><...
Environment of Saudi Arabia <ul><li>There are a lot of animals and few plants in Saudi e.g.:  </li></ul><ul><li>Date palms...
History of Saudi Arabia <ul><li>Saudi Arabia started as a group of people with similar backgrounds and it grew to become a...
Customs and Traditions <ul><li>Men wear thobe and gahfeyyah </li></ul><ul><li>Women wear hijab and cover their faces with ...
Government of Saudi Arabia <ul><li>Government and laws are based on the Islamic law (Shari’a) </li></ul><ul><li>Monarchy <...
Economy of Saudi Arabia <ul><li>Oil and petroleum are the most important export </li></ul><ul><li>It has 25% of the world’...
Tourism in Saudi Arabia <ul><li>Hard to attract tourists </li></ul><ul><li>Most tourists are Muslims </li></ul><ul><li>Mus...
Bibliography  <ul><li>&quot;The World Factbook.&quot;  Saudi Arabia . 13/12/2007. CIA. 15 Dec 2007 <https://www.cia.gov/li...
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    1. 1. Saudi Arabia Amna Nasralla Mr. Sparks 8A
    2. 2. Where Saudi Arabia is located <ul><li>Saudi Arabia is located in Asia, more specifically in the Middle East </li></ul><ul><li>Bordering the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea </li></ul><ul><li>Geographic Coordinates: 25 00 N, 45 00E </li></ul><ul><li>Neighboring countries: Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Yemen </li></ul>
    3. 3. Geographic Features of Saudi Arabia <ul><li>Varied </li></ul><ul><li>The sea level rises from the western costal region </li></ul><ul><li>The land rises in the west and makes a mountain range, which lies a plateau of Nejd in the center </li></ul><ul><li>Southwestern regions like ‘Asir has mountains as high as 3,000m </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Asir has fresh and green climate </li></ul>
    4. 4. Climate of Saudi Arabia <ul><li>Frequent sand and dust storms </li></ul><ul><li>Harsh </li></ul><ul><li>Dry desert </li></ul><ul><li>Great temperature extremes </li></ul><ul><li>Sandy deserts </li></ul>
    5. 5. Environment of Saudi Arabia <ul><li>There are a lot of animals and few plants in Saudi e.g.: </li></ul><ul><li>Date palms </li></ul><ul><li>Cacti's </li></ul><ul><li>hyenas </li></ul><ul><li>falcons </li></ul><ul><li>Oryx </li></ul><ul><li>Snakes </li></ul><ul><li>Lizards </li></ul><ul><li>Camels </li></ul><ul><li>Gazelles </li></ul>
    6. 6. History of Saudi Arabia <ul><li>Saudi Arabia started as a group of people with similar backgrounds and it grew to become a country, that means it was once a nation, so it grew during the years; if that didn’t happen then Saudi Arabia wouldn’t exist today as it is. (social) </li></ul>Oil export has increased Elections were made to increase political participation US troops left the country Basic laws were made Oil was discovered Became independent Re-capturing Riyadh Saudi dynasty began 2005-6 2005 2003 1992 1938 1932 1902 1744 Event 8 Event 7 Event 6 Event 5 Event 4 Event 3 Event 2 Event 1
    7. 7. Customs and Traditions <ul><li>Men wear thobe and gahfeyyah </li></ul><ul><li>Women wear hijab and cover their faces with niquab </li></ul><ul><li>Sword dances are very popular </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional folk dances and songs have a religious touch </li></ul><ul><li>Guests are treated with palm date and coffee </li></ul>
    8. 8. Government of Saudi Arabia <ul><li>Government and laws are based on the Islamic law (Shari’a) </li></ul><ul><li>Monarchy </li></ul><ul><li>Ninth most obedient regime in the world </li></ul><ul><li>King has limited powers according to the Shari’a and other Saudi traditions </li></ul><ul><li>Government spread Islam by building mosques and schools teaching Qur’an in other countries </li></ul><ul><li>The business in Saudi Arabia has improved a lot, it became easier; ranking it, last year it was 38 th and now it’s the 23 rd . It is the best place to do business in the entire Middle East. (political) </li></ul>
    9. 9. Economy of Saudi Arabia <ul><li>Oil and petroleum are the most important export </li></ul><ul><li>It has 25% of the world’s petroleum reserves </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural products are: wheat, barley tomatoes, melons, date, citrus </li></ul><ul><li>Also chickens, muttons eggs and milk </li></ul><ul><li>Have a lot of industries: oil production, petroleum refining, basic petrochemicals, industrial gases, cement, fertilizers, plastic and a lot more </li></ul><ul><li>Economy is very important in Saudi Arabia because it’s one of the things that makes it very rich (economic) </li></ul>
    10. 10. Tourism in Saudi Arabia <ul><li>Hard to attract tourists </li></ul><ul><li>Most tourists are Muslims </li></ul><ul><li>Muslims go for pious pilgrims such as the holy cities of Mecca and Medina </li></ul><ul><li>Saudi Arabia has a lot of modern hotels such as the Four Season hotel and the Sheraton hotel </li></ul><ul><li>When you go to Saudi Arabia you can visit the holy mosques, the National Museum and lots of other places </li></ul>
    11. 11. Bibliography <ul><li>&quot;The World Factbook.&quot; Saudi Arabia . 13/12/2007. CIA. 15 Dec 2007 <https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/print/sa.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Saudi Arabia.&quot; 14/12/2007. Wikipedia. 15 Dec 2007 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudi_Arabia>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Culture of Saudi Arabia.&quot; 14/12/2007. Asian Rooms. 15 Dec 2007 <http://www.asiarooms.com/travel-guide/saudi-arabia/culture-of-saudi-arabia/index.html> </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Saudi Arabia Overview.&quot; 14/12/2007. Trip Advisor. 15 Dec 2007 <http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g293991-Saudi_Arabia-Vacations.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Doing Business in Saudi Arabia is Easier.&quot; Saudi Jeans . 14/12/2007. 15 Dec 2007 <http://saudijeans.org/category/politics/>. </li></ul><ul><li>All Posters.com . 15/12/2007. 16 Dec 2007 <http://www.allposters.com/-sp/A-lone-palm-tree-is-irrigated-in-the-desert-of-Saudi-Arabia-Posters_i1023724_.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>Felix. &quot;The 'Asir.&quot; 15/12/2007. 16 Dec 2007 <www.box-of-frogs.co.uk/asir.htm >. </li></ul><ul><li>Butt, Gerald. &quot;Saudi Arabia Political Overview.&quot; BBC News . 10/2/2005. BBC News. 16 Dec 2007 <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3784879.stm>. </li></ul>

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