Saudi Arabia s thelargest Arab state inWestern Asia and thesecond-largest in theArab world.
The cultural setting ofSaudi Arabia is Araband Wahabi Islam, andfeatures many elementsfrom historical ritualand folk culture suchas dance and music.CULTURE OF SAUDI ARABIA
One of Saudi Arabias mostcompelling folk rituals is theAl Ardha, the countrysnational dance. This sworddance is based on ancientBedouin traditions: drummersbeat out a rhythm and a poetchants verses while sword-carrying men dance shoulderMUSIC AND DANCE
The religion andcustoms of SaudiArabia dictateconservative dressfor both men andwomen.DRESS
A mans headdress consists ofthree things: the tagia, a smallwhite cap that keeps the gutrafrom slipping off the head.MEN’S DRESS
WOMAN’S DRESSThey normally wear a voluminousblack cloak called an abayah, ascarf covering her hair and afull face veil.
Food staples in Saudi Arabiancuisine include lamb, grilledchicken, falafel (deep-friedchickpea balls), shawarma(spit-cooked sliced lamb),mutabbaq and Ful medames.Arabic unleavened bread, orkhubz is eaten with almostall meals, and is often usedas an edible utensil to scoopFOOD
Soccer is an extremelypopular sport in SaudiArabia. Especially theSaudi Arabia nationalsoccer team isconsidered one of themost successfulnational teams in Asia.SPORT
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabiais an Islamic theocraticmonarchy in which Islam isthe official religion; thelaw requires that all Saudicitizens be Muslims.Religious freedom is non-existent. Moreover, thepublic practice of non-RELIGION