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The Abbasid Caliphate (or ٱلْخِلافَةُ ٱلْعَبَّاسِيَّة) was the third of the Islamic caliphates to succeed the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
Abdul Rahman bin Faisal Al Saud (1845–1928) (عبد الرحمن بن فيصل / ALA-LC: ‘Abd ar Raḥman bin Fayṣal) was the last ruler of the Emirate of Nejd, Second Saudi State.
The Abraj Al-Bait (Translated as "The Towers of the House") is a government-owned megatall complex of seven skyscraper hotels in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
The Al Faisaliyah Centre (or Al Faisaliah Centre, برج الفيصلية) is a commercial skyscraper located in the business district of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Al Hamra'a District (in Arabic: الحمراء) is a famous district in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Al Jazeera (translit,, literally "The Island", though referring to the Arabian Peninsula in context), also known as JSC (Jazeera Satellite Channel), is a state-funded broadcaster in Doha, Qatar, owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network.
Al Riyadiah is the sole carrier of Saudi Professional League football broadcasts in Saudi Arabia.
Al Watan (الوطن meaning The Homeland) is a daily newspaper in Saudi Arabia.
Al-Bathaa is a district in downtown Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and one of the oldest sections of the city.
Al-Ahsa, Al-Hasa, or Hadjar (الأحساء al-Aḥsāʾ, locally al-Ahasā) is a traditional oasis historical region in eastern Saudi Arabia whose name is used by the Al-Ahsa Governorate, which makes up much of that country's Eastern Province.
Al-Hilal Saudi Football Club, is a Saudi Arabian professional multi-sports club based in Riyadh.
Al Kharj (الخرج), also known locally as Al Saih (السيح), is a city in Al Kharj Governorate in central Saudi Arabia.
Al-Nassr Saudi Club (نادي النصر السعودي; Naṣr meaning "Victory") is a Saudi Arabian football club based in Riyadh.
Al-Qaeda (القاعدة,, translation: "The Base", "The Foundation" or "The Fundament" and alternatively spelled al-Qaida, al-Qæda and sometimes al-Qa'ida) is a militant Sunni Islamist multi-national organization founded in 1988.
Al-Riyadh is a Saudi Arabian football team.
Al-Shabab FC (نادي الشباب) is a Saudi Arabian professional football club based in Riyadh.
Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud (الوليد بن طلال بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود, born 7 March 1955) is a Saudi businessman, investor, philanthropist, and a member of the Saudi royal family.
Al-Yamamah (al-Yamāmah) is an ancient historical region lying to the east of the plateau of Najd in modern-day Saudi Arabia, or sometimes more specifically, the now-extinct ancient village of Jaww Al-Yamamah, near Al-Kharj, after which the rest of the region was named.
Arab Radio and Television Network (acronym: ART) is an Arabic-language television network characterized by its multitude of channels.
The Arab states of the Persian Gulf are the seven Arab states which border the Persian Gulf, namely Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The Arabian Peninsula, simplified Arabia (شِبْهُ الْجَزِيرَةِ الْعَرَبِيَّة, ‘Arabian island’ or جَزِيرَةُ الْعَرَب, ‘Island of the Arabs’), is a peninsula of Western Asia situated northeast of Africa on the Arabian plate.
Al-Suwaidi (السويدي) is a district of the Al-Urayja branch municipality, in southwestern Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on the western side of the Wadi Hanifa.
Asharq al-Awsat (الشرق الأوسط, meaning "The Middle East") is an Arabic international newspaper headquartered in London.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.
Banu Hanifa (بنو حنيفة) were an ancient Arab tribe inhabiting the area of al-Yamama in the central region of modern-day Saudi Arabia.
The Banu 'l-Ukhaidhir (بنو الأخيضر) was a dynasty that ruled in Najd and al-Yamamah (central Arabia) from 867 to at least the mid-eleventh century.
Banu Yam (بنو يام) are a large tribe native to Najran Province in Saudi Arabia and the principal tribe of that area.
Buraydah (بريدة) is the capital of Al-Qassim Region in northcentral Saudi Arabia in the heart of the Arabian Peninsula.
Burj Rafal (Arabic: برج رافال) is a skyscraper hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Cairo (القاهرة) is the capital of Egypt.
Climate classification systems are ways of classifying the world's climates.
Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.
Dammam (الدمام) is the capital of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
Deera Square (ساحة الصفاة) is a public space in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in which public executions (usually by beheading) take place.
The Desert climate (in the Köppen climate classification BWh and BWk, sometimes also BWn), also known as an arid climate, is a climate in which precipitation is too low to sustain any vegetation at all, or at most a very scanty shrub, and does not meet the criteria to be classified as a polar climate.
Diriyah (الدرعية), formerly romanized as Dereyeh and Dariyya, is a town in Saudi Arabia located on the north-western outskirts of the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
A dust storm is a meteorological phenomenon common in arid and semi-arid regions.
Egypt (مِصر, مَصر, Khēmi), officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.
The Emirate of Diriyah was the first Saudi state.
The Emirate of Nejd was the second Saudi state, existing between 1824 and 1891 in Nejd, the regions of Riyadh and Ha'il of what is now Saudi Arabia.
The Emporis Skyscraper Award is an award for architectural excellence regarding the design of buildings and their functionality.
Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (فيصل بن بندر بن عبد العزيز ال سعود) (born 1943) is governor of Riyadh Region and a member of the House of Saud.
The FIFA Confederations Cup is an international association football tournament for men's national teams, currently held every four years by FIFA.
The FIFA U-20 World Cup is the biennial football world championship for male players under the age of 20, organised by FIFA.
A global city, also called world city or sometimes alpha city or world center, is a city which is a primary node in the global economic network.
GPYW Indoor Stadium is an indoor sporting arena located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Ha'il (حائل), also spelled Hail, Ha'yel, or Hayil, is a city in north-western Saudi Arabia.
The Hajj (حَجّ "pilgrimage") is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, the holiest city for Muslims, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by all adult Muslims who are physically and financially capable of undertaking the journey, and can support their family during their absence.
Haradh is a small village in Al-Hasa, Saudi Arabia.
Al-Hofuf (also Hofuf, Hofof' or Hufuf, also known as Al-Hasa, Al-Ahsa,Alhassa) (الهفوف) is the major urban center in the Al-Ahsa Oasis in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
The House of Saud (Āl Suʻūd) is the ruling royal family of Saudi Arabia.
Ibn Battuta (محمد ابن بطوطة; fully; Arabic: أبو عبد الله محمد بن عبد الله اللواتي الطنجي بن بطوطة) (February 25, 13041368 or 1369) was a Moroccan scholar who widely travelled the medieval world.
Abdulaziz ibn Abdul Rahman ibn Faisal ibn Turki ibn Abdullah ibn Muhammad Al Saud (عبد العزيز بن عبد الرحمن آل سعود,; 15 January 1875 – 9 November 1953), usually known within the Arab world as Abdulaziz and in the West as Ibn Saud, was the first monarch and founder of Saudi Arabia, the "third Saudi state".
Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University (جامعة الإمام محمد بن سعود الإسلامية) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, was founded in 1953.
Irqah (عرقة) is a town in the west Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Jahiliyyah (جَاهِلِيَّة / "ignorance") is an Islamic concept of the period of time and state of affairs in Arabia before the advent of Islam.
Jeddah (sometimes spelled Jiddah or Jedda;; جدة, Hejazi pronunciation) is a city in the Hijaz Tihamah region on the coast of the Red Sea and is the major urban center of western Saudi Arabia. It is the largest city in Makkah Province, the largest seaport on the Red Sea, and with a population of about four million people, the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia after the capital city, Riyadh. Jeddah is Saudi Arabia's commercial capital. Jeddah is the principal gateway to Mecca and Medina, two of the holiest cities in Islam and popular tourist attractions. Economically, Jeddah is focusing on further developing capital investment in scientific and engineering leadership within Saudi Arabia, and the Middle East. Jeddah was independently ranked fourth in the Africa – Mid-East region in terms of innovation in 2009 in the Innovation Cities Index. Jeddah is one of Saudi Arabia's primary resort cities and was named a Beta world city by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network (GaWC). Given the city's close proximity to the Red Sea, fishing and seafood dominates the food culture unlike other parts of the country. In Arabic, the city's motto is "Jeddah Ghair," which translates to "Jeddah is different." The motto has been widely used among both locals as well as foreign visitors. The city had been previously perceived as the "most open" city in Saudi Arabia.
The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.
The King Abdul Aziz Historical Centre is a region in the city of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.
The King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) is a new development under construction near King Fahad Road in the Al Aqeeq area of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia being undertaken by the Rayadah Investment Corporation on behalf of the Pension Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, consisting of 59 towers in an area of 1.6 million square meters.
The King Fahd International Stadium also nicknamed Pearl Of Stadiums, in Arabic (Durrat Al-Mala'eb) (Arabic: درة الملاعب) or simply The Pearl, in Arabic (Addurra) (Arabic: الدرة) is a multi-purpose stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
King Khalid International Airport (مطار الملك خالد الدولي) is located north of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, designed by the architectural firm HOK, and Arabian Bechtel Company Limited served as the construction manager on behalf of the Saudi government.
King Saud University (KSU, جامعة الملك سعود) is a public university in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, founded in 1957 by King Saud bin Abdulaziz as Riyadh University, as the first university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Kingdom Centre (برج المملكة), is a 99-storey, skyscraper in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The Kingdom Holding Company (شركة المملكة القابضة) is a Saudi conglomerate holding company based in Riyadh.
Kuwait (الكويت, or), officially the State of Kuwait (دولة الكويت), is a country in Western Asia.
The Ottoman Empire's governors of Egypt from 1517 to 1805 were at various times known by different but synonymous titles, among them beylerbey, viceroy, governor, governor-general, or, more generally, wāli.
Manfuha (منفوحة) was an ancient village in the Nejd region of central Saudi Arabia.
The Masmak (قصر المصمك) is a clay and mud-brick fort, with four watchtowers and thick walls, founded on stone blocks, lying in the center of Riyadh, in the old quarters.
Mecca or Makkah (مكة is a city in the Hejazi region of the Arabian Peninsula, and the plain of Tihamah in Saudi Arabia, and is also the capital and administrative headquarters of the Makkah Region. The city is located inland from Jeddah in a narrow valley at a height of above sea level, and south of Medina. Its resident population in 2012 was roughly 2 million, although visitors more than triple this number every year during the Ḥajj (حَـجّ, "Pilgrimage") period held in the twelfth Muslim lunar month of Dhūl-Ḥijjah (ذُو الْـحِـجَّـة). As the birthplace of Muhammad, and the site of Muhammad's first revelation of the Quran (specifically, a cave from Mecca), Mecca is regarded as the holiest city in the religion of Islam and a pilgrimage to it known as the Hajj is obligatory for all able Muslims. Mecca is home to the Kaaba, by majority description Islam's holiest site, as well as being the direction of Muslim prayer. Mecca was long ruled by Muhammad's descendants, the sharifs, acting either as independent rulers or as vassals to larger polities. It was conquered by Ibn Saud in 1925. In its modern period, Mecca has seen tremendous expansion in size and infrastructure, home to structures such as the Abraj Al Bait, also known as the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, the world's fourth tallest building and the building with the third largest amount of floor area. During this expansion, Mecca has lost some historical structures and archaeological sites, such as the Ajyad Fortress. Today, more than 15 million Muslims visit Mecca annually, including several million during the few days of the Hajj. As a result, Mecca has become one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Muslim world,Fattah, Hassan M., The New York Times (20 January 2005). even though non-Muslims are prohibited from entering the city.
A riad is a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden or courtyard.
Muhammad Ali Pasha al-Mas'ud ibn Agha (محمد علی پاشا المسعود بن آغا; محمد علي باشا / ALA-LC: Muḥammad ‘Alī Bāshā; Albanian: Mehmet Ali Pasha; Turkish: Kavalalı Mehmet Ali Paşa; 4 March 1769 – 2 August 1849) was an Ottoman Albanian commander in the Ottoman army, who rose to the rank of Pasha, and became Wāli, and self-declared Khedive of Egypt and Sudan with the Ottomans' temporary approval.
Muhammad ibn Saud (died 1765), also known as Ibn Saud, was the emir of Ad-Diriyyah and is considered the founder of the First Saudi State and the Saud dynasty, which are technically named for his father – Saud ibn Muhammad ibn Muqrin (died 1725).
Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (محمد بن عبد الوهاب; 1703 – 22 June 1792) was a religious leader, theologian and reformer from Najd in central Arabia who founded the movement now called Wahhabism.
The Murabba Palace (Qasr al Murabba (the Square in Arabic)) is one of the historic buildings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Najd or Nejd (نجد, Najd) is a geographical central region of Saudi Arabia, alone accounting for almost a third of the population of the country.
Najdi Arabic (اللهجة النجدية) is a variety of Arabic spoken in the Najd region of Saudi Arabia.
Najran (نجران), is a city in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen.
The National Museum of Saudi Arabia is a major national museum in Saudi Arabia.
Nuweiba (also spelled: Nueiba; نويبع) is a coastal town in the eastern part of Sinai Peninsula, Egypt.
Olaya District (in Arabic: العليا) is a growing financial district in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The Ottoman Empire (دولت عليه عثمانیه,, literally The Exalted Ottoman State; Modern Turkish: Osmanlı İmparatorluğu or Osmanlı Devleti), also historically known in Western Europe as the Turkish Empire"The Ottoman Empire-also known in Europe as the Turkish Empire" or simply Turkey, was a state that controlled much of Southeast Europe, Western Asia and North Africa between the 14th and early 20th centuries.
Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium (Arabic:ملعب الأمير فيصل بن فهد) (Former:Malab Reayat Al Shabab in Malaz ملعب رعاية الشباب بالرياض) is a multi-purpose stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University (PNU; جامعة الأميرة نورة بنت عبد الرحمن) is a public women’s university located in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.
Railway Gazette International is a monthly business journal covering the railway, metro, light rail and tram industries worldwide.
The Rashidi dynasty, also called Al Rashid or the House of Rashid (آل رشيد), were a historic Arabian House or dynasty that existed in the Arabian Peninsula between 1836 and 1921, rulers of the Emirate of Jabal Shammar and the most formidable enemies of the House of Saud, rulers of the Emirate of Nejd.
Riad (also spelled Riyad or Riyadh, رياض) is a masculine Arabic given name and surname, meaning "meadows", "gardens"".
Two major bombings took place in residential compounds in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2003.
The Riyadh Metro (قطار الرياض) is a rapid transit system under construction in the city of Riyadh.
The Riyadh Region (منطقة الرياض) is a region (mintaqah) of Saudi Arabia, also called Al-Wosta, located in the center of the country.
The Riyadh TV Tower in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is a 170 meter high television tower located inside the premises of Saudi Ministry of Information.
The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF; القوات الجوية الملكية الـسعودية), is the aviation branch of the Saudi Arabian armed forces.
The Royal Saudi Air Force Museum or Saqr Al-Jazira is located on the East Ring Road of Riyadh between exits 10 and 11.
Port Safaga, also known as Safaga (سفاجا), is a town in Egypt, on the coast of the Red Sea, located south of Hurghada.
Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (سعود بن عبد العزيز آل سعود; 15 January 1902 – 23 February 1969) was King of Saudi Arabia from 1953 to 1964.
Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), is a sovereign Arab state in Western Asia constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula.
The Saudi Arabia national basketball team is the national basketball team representing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi Professional League (دوري المحترفين السعودي), is the top division of Association football league in Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) (المؤسسة العامة للخطوط الحديدية) is one of two state-owned companies that operates Saudi Arabia's rail network.
Saudi Real Estate Companion is a book edited by H.E. Mueller and A.D. Williams.
Saudia (السعودية), also known as Saudi Arabian Airlines (الخطوط الجوية العربية السعودية), is the national carrier airline of Saudi Arabia, based in Jeddah.
The Jerusalem Post is a broadsheet newspaper based in Jerusalem, founded in 1932 during the British Mandate of Palestine by Gershon Agron as The Palestine Post.
Turki bin Abdullah bin Muhammad (ترکي بن عبدالله بن محمد) (1755–1834) was the founder of the Second Saudi State and ruled in Najd from 1823–1834Vassiliev 2013 following administration by the Ottoman Empire.
The Umayyad Caliphate (ٱلْخِلافَةُ ٱلأُمَوِيَّة, trans. Al-Khilāfatu al-ʾUmawiyyah), also spelt, was the second of the four major caliphates established after the death of Muhammad.
UTC+03:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +03.
The 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Saudi Arabia between February 16 and March 3, 1989.
The 1992 King Fahd Cup (كأس الملك فهد), named after Fahd of Saudi Arabia, was the first association football tournament of the competition that would later be known as the FIFA Confederations Cup.
The 1995 King Fahd Cup (كأس الملك فهد) was the second and last tournament held under the King Fahd Cup name before the competition was retroactively sanctioned by FIFA and renamed the FIFA Confederations Cup.
The 1997 Men's Asian Basketball Confederation Championship was held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup was the first Confederations Cup to be organised by FIFA.
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