Following the principle of "enjoining good and forbidding wrong", there are many limitations on behaviour and dress are strictly enforced both legally and socially, often more so than in other Muslim countries.Alcoholic beverages are prohibited, for example, and there is no theatre or public exhibition of films. Five times each day, Muslims are called to prayer from the minarets of mosques scattered throughout the country. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (in Arabic, al-Mamlaka al-Arabiya as-Saudiya ) occupies most of the Arabian Peninsula, the original homeland of the Arab people and of Islam.The cultural identities Saudi Arabian citizens express are principally those of Muslim and Arab, linking them to millions of people beyond the nation's borders.It is the holiest place on earth for Muslims as it is seen as the first place of worship built to one God by the Prophet Abraham. Millions of Muslims visit Makkah every year to visit the Ka'aba and make a lesser pilgrimage called Umrah.Once a year Makkah hosts 2 million pilgrims for the annual Hajj.However its culture has also been affected by rapid change, as the country was transformed from an impoverished nomadic society into a rich commodity producer in just a few years in the 1970s.The most recent ruler or king of Saudi is King Salman Al Saud The Wahhabi Islamic movement, which arose in the 18th century and is sometimes described as austerely puritanical, now predominates in the country.
[The black box often seen in pictures associated with Islam is located in Makkah in Saudi Arabia and is called the Ka'aba.
Saudi Arabia has a hot desert climate with high humidity on the coastal fringes.
Rainfall is scarce except in the area of Asir, where it is sufficient for agriculture on terraced farms and upper slopes and alluvial planes.
Regional and kin-based tribal and clan identities are shared among Saudi Arabian citizens. Saudi Arabia occupies 868,730 square miles (2,250,000 square kilometers).
It is bounded on the east by the Arabian (Persian) Gulf; on the west by the Red Sea; to the south and southeast by Yemen, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar; and to the north and northeast by Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait.
ith the help of Susie Khalil, an American blogger living in Jeddah, we conducted a Facebook survey of current Saudi Arabia residents to get their views on dating and the apps that enable it.