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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Al-Mamlakah Al-Arabiyah as Suudiyah

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Saudi Arabia, officially Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, kingdom (1995 est. pop. 18,730,000), 829,995 sq mi (2,149,690 sq km), SW Asia, occupying most of the Arabian peninsula, bounded by Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait (N), the Persian Gulf, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (E), Yemen and Oman (S), and the Red Sea (W). Riyadh is the capital, Jidda the principal port. Saudi Arabia has five major physical regions: the great Rub al-Khali, a sand desert occupying the entire south and southeast; the Nejd, a vast, barren plateau in the center; the Hejaz and Asir, along the Red Sea, with mountains rising from an arid coastal plain; and the Eastern Province, along the Persian Gulf, site of the country's rich oil resources. The climate is usually hot and dry, although the humidity along the coasts is high. Saudi Arabia has at least one quarter of the world's oil reserves, and the oil industry dominates the economy. Huge revenues from oil exports have been used to diversify the industrial base; metals, chemicals, plastics, cement, and fertilizer are now produced. Irrigation projects have reclaimed many acres of desert, and grains, dates, citrus fruits, and vegetables are grown. Nomadic Bedouins raise camels, sheep, goats, and horses. Income is also derived from Muslim pilgrims who travel from all parts of the world to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. The overwhelming majority of the population are Arabs who adhere to the Wahhabi sect of Islam, but 27% of the population consists of resident foreigners. Arabic is the official language.

History
Arabia has been inhabited for thousands of years by nomadic Semitic tribes. With the birth (AD 570) of Muhammad, in Mecca, Arabia was briefly the center of Islam, but by the end of the 7th cent. the area was disunited. Modern Saudi Arabia owes its existence to Ibn Saud, an adherent of the Wahhabi Muslim sect.
Beginning in 1902 he conquered the Nejd, Al Hasa, and Hejaz regions, and in 1932 he proclaimed himself king of a united Saudi Arabia.
Oil was discovered in 1936; commercial production began in 1938.
Ibn Saud died in 1953 and was succeeded by his eldest son, Saud.
In 1964 Saud was deposed by Faisal, who secured (1974) an agreement giving the Saudis a 60% majority ownership of foreign oil concessions in their country.
In 1975 Faisal was assassinated; he was replaced by Khalid, who inaugurated a program of industrialization and social welfare. In the conflict with Israel, Saudi Arabia has generally supported the Arab states, although as a friend of the U.S. it is a somewhat moderating force. Its moderating influence has also been felt in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), in which it usually has acted to stabilize petroleum prices.
Khalid died in 1982 and was succeeded as king by Fahd. Military clashes, oil-policy disputes, and rioting Iranian pilgrims in Mecca led Saudi Arabia to sever diplomatic relations with Iran in 1989.
In 1990 the kingdom joined the coalition that opposed Iraq's forcible annexation of Kuwait, and the forces of the coalition were largely based in N Saudi Arabia.
In 1992 King Fahd decreed a new constitution; among its features were an appointed national council (est. 1993) with the right to review, but not overrule, government acts. However, the royal family's power was basically undiminished. In the late 1990s, Crown Prince Abdullah, the king's half-brother and heir to the throne, effectively became the country's ruler due to King Fahd's poor health. Under the crown prince, the country has been more openly frustrated with and critical of U.S. support for Israel. A treaty with Yemen that ended border disputes dating to the 1930s was signed in 2000, and early the next year both nations withdrew their troops from the border area in compliance with the pact.
The Saudi government restricted the use of American bases in the country during the U.S.-led invasions of Afghanistan (2001) and Iraq (2003), and by Sept., 2003, all U.S. combat forces were withdrawn from the country. Also in 2003, the king issued a decree giving the Shura the authority to propose new laws without first seeking his permission. The move was perhaps prompted in part by rare protests in favor of government reform; the kingdom also was shaken by violent incidents, including a massive car bomb attack against a residential compound in Riyadh, involving Islamic militants. Such terror attacks continued into 2005.
The country held elections for municipal councils in Feb.—Apr., 2005, permitting voters (men only) to choose half the council members; the rest of the members were still appointed.
King Fahd died in Aug., 2005, and was succeeded by Abdullah.
In Nov., 2009, fighting in N Yemen spilled over into Saudi Arabia when Yemeni Shiite rebels crossed the border. Saudi forces fought the rebels and sought to drive them back into Yemen and away from the border; the conflict ended by Feb., 2010, with the rebels withdrawn into Yemen (and a truce established there).

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Chamber of Commerce +Arabic Eastern Province
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Chamber of Commerce & Industry +Arabic Jeddah
Council of Saudi Chambers +Arabic Concerned with joint interests of Saudi Commercial and Industrial Chambers
Data Arabia Saudi Business Directory, Government Directory, Saudi Royal Family Directory
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Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries - OPEC Statistics....
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Saudi Commercial Office A business guide to KSA
Saudi Customs +Arabic Management of many departments and customs ports throughout the Kingdom
Saudi and the IMF Position in the fund, reports....
Saudi Ports Efficient, fully equipped ports that are capable of doing the job as it should be done
US - Saudi Business Council To promote trade and investment between the two countries
US Department of Energy Analysis, information, oil, natural gas, coal, electricity....
US Department of State Country commercial guide 2001 (pdf)
US Department of State Country reports on economic policy and trade practices - 1999
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Al-Bank Al-Saudi Al-Fransi Supports you from the very begining....
Al Rajhi Banking and Investment +Arabic Serving the needs of the nation and its citizens
Arab National Bank (ANB) +Arabic A global leader in exploiting technology to serve business needs
Saudi British Bank A leader in offering its customers a full range of banking services
Saudi American Bank +Arabic Formed to take over the existing branches of Citibank
Saudi Hollandi Bank +Arabic Professionalism and superior customer service
Saudi Investment Bank +Arabic A full range of personalized and professional banking services
Saudi Stock Exchange Arabic Companies, quotes, other markets, strategies

Directories, Job Opportunities

AllSaudi Saudi money and business directory
Career Saudi Online recruiters
Mawaride E-recruitment in the Middle East
Saudi Ad Arabic Free classified ads
Saudi Jobs Employment opportunities in KSA
Tauzeef Specialized in staffing services and training programs
Twdeef Arabic Jobs advertisment gate

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Dhahran International Exhibition Center The ideal business platform to establish and further your business. Dhahran....
General Investment Authority +Arabic Comparing old & new investment laws, license applications
Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority +Arabic To promote Saudi Arabia as a destination for profitable investment
Saudi Dates Market Special specifications have to be met by producers
Saudi Export Developing Center +Arabic To promote Saudi non-oil exports by all possible means
Saudi Export Program +Arabic Providing financing and insurance to facilitate the development of non-oil exports
US-Saudi Arabian Business Council To promote trade and investment between the two countries



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Lamsa +Arabic Traditional dresses, swords & daggers, silver & silver alloy, framed antiques, Arabian jewelry
Virtual Tour An American woman acts as your Virtual Tour Guide to Saudi Arabia

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Zaman Mohammad Jassim +Arabic Gallery, paintings & photography

Art & Design +Arabic The Art & Handicraft shop. Paintings, porcelain....
Gifts from the Desert Wildlife paintings by Julian Friers
Hail Literary Club - Adab Hail Arabic
Qatif Artists Group Arabic Artists and their work
Saudi Artists Artistic crafts, cartoonists, musicians, painters, photographers, poets, sculptors, singers, writers....
Zomal Arabic Stories, novels, pomes, literature....

Internet Movie Database Movie & TV reports

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Cultural, Scientific, Environmental, Sporting Entities & Info

Al-Shaheed Club Arabic General club: cultural & social

Animal Info Threatened species, environmental and social data
AquaStat Information on quantity and quality of freshwater and its availability
BirdLife To determine the priorities for bird conservation in the region
Prince Sultan Research Center for Environment, Water and Desert Arabic

Health Gulf +Arabic To contribute to spreading health awareness and guidance among athletes and youths
Saudi Sports Medicine Association +Arabic Of major importance to all health professionals, the public and suppliers

Al-Hilal Sport Club Arabic Football
KSA Goal Arabic Follows soccer teams standing in the league....
Majed Abdullah +Arabic A fan's tribute to Saudi Arabia's Player of the Century and Asia's greatest striker
Saudi Football Arabic Extensive info about soccer in KSA
Saudi Karate Federation +Arabic Urge sports clubs, bodies and private centers to take interest in the Karate game
Saudi Olympic Committee +Arabic Spread moral and ethical values
Saudi Sports Federation for Special Needs +Arabic

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Al-Aqsa Schools Arabic
Al-Falah Schools Arabic Riyadh
Al-Hussan Schools Arabic
Al-Mashael Schools Arabic
Al-Rawad Schools Arabic
Al-Rissalah Schools +Arabic Encourage school home cooperation
Al-Safarat High School Arabic Riyadh
Al-Sharq Schools Arabic
International Indian School Dammam (IISD) Has all the three streams – Arts, Science and Commerce
Najd Schools +Arabic Model schools that seek no profit
Prince Mohammad Primary School Arabic Hassa
Riyadh Schools +Arabic Model schools that seek no profit

Al-Yamamah College +Arabic Programs in business administration and information systems
Dar Al-Hekma College Higher education for women
College of Business Administration +Arabic Jeddah - Bridges the gap between education and commercial market
College of Technology Arabic Butaydah
College of Technology +Arabic Jeddah - To bridge the gap between engineers and the skilled laborers
College of Technology Arabic Riyadh
College of Telecommunication and Information +Arabic Riyadh
Effat College Higher Education for women
Islamic Fiqh Academy (IFA) +Arabic Francais To achieve Islamic unity in theory and in practice
Industrial College +Arabic Jubail - To attract and develop qualified Saudis to replace foreign manpower
Industrial College Yanbu - To meet the requirements of industries established in the industrial cities of Jubail and Yanbu
King Fahd Security College +Arabic Model schools that seek no profit
Prince Sultan College for Tourism and Hotel Sciences +Arabic Prepare for employment at supervisory and managerial levels
Teachers College Madina
Teachers College Arabic Taif

Imam Mohammad Islamic University Arabic
Islamic University of Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah +Arabic Knowledge to students who come from different parts of the world
King Abdul Aziz University +Arabic Higher education for the growing number of Jeddah's secondary school graduates
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals +Arabic Engineering programs, mathematics and the sciences....
King Faisal University Arabic
King Faisal University Arabic
King Khalid University +Arabic
Naif Arab University for Security Sciences Arabic
Prince Sultan University +Arabic Enhance topportunities for career advancement
Umm Al-Qura University +Arabic

Institutions & Organizations

Alamiah Institute for Computer & Technology +Arabic IT, computer & networking sciences
Al-Andalus Institute for Technology & Training +Arabic Programs to prepare well-qualified trainers in various job activities
e-Learning Buraydah - Apply the new information Technology in Teaching and Training
General Organization for Technical Education and Vocational Training +Arabic Various training programs
Gotevot Computer Center +Arabic Technical Education and Vocational Training
Institute of Banking +Arabic To prepare candidates for professional qualifications in banking & finance
Institute of Public Administration (IPA) +Arabic A certificate that is a definite asset in finding employment
Institute of Science for Telecom & Technology Arabic
Jeddah Education Arabic Information for students, teachers and schools. Schools directory....
Kawader Institute +Arabic To educate and train the Saudi workforce, males and females
King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology Promotion of science & technology
Millinium Institute of Technology & Management (MITM) +Arabic A unique Co-op Employment Program (Educational & Job)
Natural Resources Conservation Training Center (TCCNR) Training in the field of Environment Management
Professionals Institute fot Training & Development +Arabic Highly-specialized courses in order to develop the skills and abilities
Saudi Students Clubs & Schools +Arabic UK & Ireland

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Hajj Institute Arabic Hajj education and research
Jeddah Edu +Arabic Jeddah's most comprehensive on-line educational directory
King Abdulaziz Foundation for the Gifted +Arabic Scientific tools, programs, forums....
King Abdulaziz Foundation For Resarch and Archives (Darah) +Arabic Scientific research on desert development and resistance to desertification
King Abdulaziz Public Library Arabic
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Naif Prize +Arabic Other languages Encouraging scientific research in the fields of Sunna and Contemporary Islamic Studies
Prince Mohammed Award for Education Excellence +Arabic In the field of education attainment and scientific research
Prince Salman Science Oasis (PSSO) +Arabic Developing an interactive science center
Prince Sultan Center for Environment, Water and Desert Studies +Arabic
Riyadh Edu Arabic Development of education in the Riyadh's area
TeachSaudi Exclusive headquarters for teaching jobs in Saudi Arabia, with information on traveling, living, and teaching in KSA
Watani +Arabic To provide an information environment, scientific content, and direct educational sources for students and teachers

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The Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia +Arabic To achieve these aims MIRA uses all peaceful legitimate means....

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Saudi Computer Journal +Arabic Articles on Applied Computing and Informatics
Saudi Medical Journal Subscribers have access to full text articles....

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KSA Today Arabic Online news updated daily
KulAl-Akhbar Arabic Coverage of Saudi, Arabic and international news and other issues
Saudi Aramco World Bimonthly magazine - Cultures, history and geography of the Arab and Muslim worlds and their connections with the West
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Political Leaders Dates and figures of the leadership since 1932 (with pictures)

Department of Zakat and Income Tax (DZIT) +Arabic To administer and collect zakat from Saudi and GCC entities and collect tax from non-Saudi entities
Directorate General for Passports +Arabic Procedures for application, procedures for expatriates, violations & penalties, application form....
General Auditing Bureau Arabic
Majlis Al-Shura (Consultative Council) +Arabic To advise the King on issues of importance to the nation
Ministry of Agriculture and Water +Arabic Duties and services. Rainfall & temperature, statistical Indicators....
Ministry of Commerce and Industry +Arabic
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology +Arabic Establishing the concept of computational society in both public and private sectors
Ministry of Economy & Planning +Arabic Statistics, information and documents
Ministry of Education Arabic
Ministry of Finance +Arabic Oversee the Kingdom's financial and monetary policies
Ministry of Foreign Affairs +Arabic Information needed by the local as well as the foreign visitors
Ministry of Health +Arabic
Ministry of Higher Education Arabic
Ministry of Justice +Arabic Judiciary work organizational process with the Shari’ah rules and principles
Ministry of Municipalities +Arabic
Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources +Arabic To execute the general policy related to oil, gas and minerals
Ministry of Transport +Arabic
National Centre for Tourism Information - MAS Centre +Arabic Collects information and undertakes research on the tourism sector
National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development +Arabic Implement plans to preserve wildlife in its natural ecology
Riyadh Region Traffic +Arabic Accidents, traffic safety, signals, instructions, kids corner, test yourself....
Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu +Arabic To implement the infrastructure required for the development of Jubail and Yanbu as industrial cities
Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency +Arabic General information, statistics, stock quotes, commercial banks....
Saudi Building Code National Committee +Arabic To ensure the minimum acceptable limit of safety and public sanitation
Saudi Fund for Development +Arabic Financing of development projects in developing countries and to support national non-crude-oil exports
Supreme Council for Tourism Arabic Tourist locations, directory of services
Supreme Economic Council +Arabic To develop an organizational structure and management system

Embassy of Saudi Arabia - Washington, USA +Arabic Information office, Saudi US relations, Saudi information and links....
Embassy of Saudi Arabia - Islamic Affairs Department +Arabic Espanol Islam, Quran, pillars, sunna....
Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia To the U.N. Saudi & the UN, Saudi information and links....
Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission to the USA To meet the educational needs of Saudi students in the USA

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Aseer Water Authority Arabic Services & news....
Arabian Alkali Company Manufacturers of Caustic Soda Prills (Pearl) and Caustic Soda Solid (Fused)
Communications and Information Technology Commission +Arabic Services at affordable prices
Jeddah Industrial City +Arabic Reports, maps, factories list....
Jubail Industrial City +Arabic Has the capability to operate continuously
Saline Water Conversion Corporation +Arabic Responsible for desalinating sea water also the second largest electric power producer in KSA
Saudi Iron & Steel Co. - Hadeed +Arabic The largest steel producer in the ME

Saudi Aramco +Arabic The world's premier producer and exporter of crude oil
Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO) +Arabic The sole standardization body in the Kingdom
Yanbu Industrial City +Arabic Its location near the Suez Channel makes it an excellent access to European markets

Ibn Sina Hospital Arabic About the hospital, diseases, articles - Hadaa
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Saudi Arabian National Guard Health Affairs +Arabic Provides the highest quality of healthcare services

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Al-Burr Society Arabic Charity to provide for the poor, orphans, prisoners' families, patients....
Charity Society Information Systems +Arabic Managing information online and to have a centralized data
King Faisal Foundation A global philanthropic organisation inspired by Islamic values
Prince Sultan Committee for Relief Arabic
Prince Abdullah Foundation Arabic Housing for the needy

Human Resources Development Fund Arabic
Saudi Computer Society Arabic
Saudi Computer Society Arabic
Saudi Council of Engineers +Arabic To promote the engineering profession, develop and upgrade its standards and those practicing it
Saudi Science Club Arabic
Saudi Society for Civil Engineers +Arabic To develop, activate and publish the scientific civil engineering concepts
Saudi Society for Technology Development & Transfer +Arabic Technology transfer mechanisms, absorption and localization

Diabetes Committee Arabic Mecca
Disabled Kids Friends +Arabic Awareness programs and field trips
Prince Salman Center for Disability Research +Arabic To improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities
Saudi Advisory Group Against Stroke (SAGAS) +Arabic Promoting the local management services provided for stroke victims
Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation +Arabic Providing viable organs
Saudi Dental Society +Arabic Dedicated to the continuing professional development of dentistry in KSA
Saudi Educational Psychological Association Arabic
Saudi Ophthalmology Society +Arabic
Saudi Pharmaceutical Society +Arabic To develop different branches of pharmacy profession
Saudi Physical Therapy Association (SPTA) +Arabic Works toward the evolution of this profession to higher levels
Saudi Physiotherapy Group (SPTG) Development, activities and services
Saudi Red Crescent Society Arabic Riyadh
Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City +Arabic provides much needed rehabilitation services for the disabled and injured

Foreign Entities

British Embassy Consular, visa, commercial and information services....
Chinese Embassy Information, China, visa & passport, economy & trade, culture & dducation, traval to China
French Embassy Arabic Francais Consulate, culture, economy, defense....
German Embassy +Deutsch Information, culture, economy, consular services....
Indian Embassy Passports, visas, consular sections, relations....
Indonisian Consulate Events, news, visa, tourism, links....
Japanese Embassy Ambassador's profile, press releases, relations, visa services....
Netherlands (Holland) Embassy Arabic Dutch Information on the different aspects of the Embassy's tasks
Norwegian Embassy in Riyadh Visa, Norway information, news....
Polish Embassy in Riyadh Polaska Consular info, business, tourism, education events....
South African Embassy Consulate general, travel & tourism, news & events, trade & investment, SA links
US Embassy +Arabic US mission, consular services (Riyadh, Jeddah, Dhahran), latest news, US policy, journals, articles....

British Counsil Library and information services, events, news, conferences, learn English
United Nations +Arabic United Nations Development Programme
US Committee for Refugees Reports on conditions for refugees and internally displaced persons
World Health Organization Tobacco & health, socio-economic situation

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Travel & Tourism

Airlines, Air, Sea & Coach Charters Services
Presidency of Civil Aviation +Arabic Traffic services, business center, airports, flight info....
Saudi Arabian Airlines +Arabic

Travel, Tours, Guides.... More country info

Al-Khair Tourism & Transport For those who intend to perform Umrah and visit the Prophet’s Mohammed Mosque....
Rehlat Saudi Offers unique tourism packages ranging from pure desert tours to the high quality classical tours
Saudipedia Give people an insiders view and provide a wealth of unbiased information to potential visitors of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Tourism +Arabic Attractions, festivals & events, Hajj & Umrah, travel tips

Lonely Planet Travel information, maps, photos, background historical and cultural information
Middle East Travel Accommodation, history, after hours, travel info, addresses, cities & sights, business....
Travel Guide General & travel info, money, duty free, health, accommodation, visas....
Travel Puppy Saudi Arabia travel information & guide
World Travel Guide Accommodation, addresses, business, climate, essentials, resort, social, travel

Hotels, Resorts, Inns, Hostels....

Al Faisaliah Hotel Riyadh: Spacious, designer-decorated rooms, gourmet restaurants and business and leisure facilities
Al-Khozama Hotel Located in the heart of Riyadh's bustling business and commercial district
Oasis Residential Resorts Dammam, Al-Khubar: A relaxed work environment with idyllic leisure facilities

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Marriott Riyadh Hotel

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HJZcom +Arabic Saudi Arabia hotels booking & accommodation
Hostels Addresses & location
Hotels Travel Hotels directory & tourist information
Q8 Hotels Travel Guide Information and Saudi Hotels availability & rates
Saudi Arabia Hotels Travel Guide Offers hotels and resorts online reservations
Saudi Hotel Reservation Dedicated saudi hotel portal, Al-Jubail, Al-Khobar, Dammam, Dhahran, Jeddah, Khamis Mushayt, Madina, Makkah, Qatif, Riyadh, Taif


Health & Travel Tips
CDC Travel Information Hajj requirements
CDC Travel Information Meningococcal disease among travelers to Saudi Arabia
CDC Travel Information Outbreak of Rift Valley Fever in Saudi Arabia and Yemen
Foreign & Commonwealth Office Travel information, country advise, latest travel updates....
Travel Document Systems Passports, visas, travel documents
US Consular Information Visa, health, crime/drug penalties....

Weather....

Presidency of Meteorology and Environment +Arabic Climatological and environmental information
Tide Calendar Tide times, sunset, sunrise and global position
Weather Underground Temperature, humidity, pressure
Yahoo Weather By city. Forcast, sunrise, sunset, humidity, wind, dewpoint....

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Special Sites

Holy Quran Memorization International Orginazation +Arabic
Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Baz Official website. Documentation of his rich life, books, lectures and current issues

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Gateways to Saudi Arabia

Al-Nokhba +Arabic Jeddah search engine, sreet maps, news, forums, TV guide, business....
In Riyadh +Arabic Aiding shoppers to find all the stores that carry any product they are looking for and other local info....
Saudia-Online Guide, gateway, news, country info, directories....
SaudiArabia,Net Guide & gateway to companies & cities....
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Books

Here is a selection of books, CDs and videos that will eventually cover various subjects related to Saudi Arabia.
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Recommended reading:


A History of Saudi Arabia
By Madawi al-Rasheed

Riyadh Handbook
By Ionis Thompson

Wahhabism
A Critical Essay

By Hamid Algar

The Ottoman Gulf
By Frederick F. Anscombe

Teach Yourself Gulf Arabic
Complete Course

By Jack Smart, Frances Altorfer

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