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Cooperation Council , and the Arab World. Dammam Metropolitan Area, and the rest of the Eastern Province, is served by the King Fahd International Airport (KFIA), the largest airport in the world in terms of land area (approximately 780 km 2 ), about 20 km to the northwest of the city. Dammam's King Abdul Aziz Sea Port is the largest on the Persian Gulf. Its import-export traffic in is second only to Jeddah Seaport in the Middle East and North

of the Kingdom are linked with Dammam by 8-lane highways. Dammam is connected to the Saudi capital, Riyadh and Jeddah on the west coast by Highway 40 (Highway 40 (Saudi Arabia)). It is also linked to Bahrain by the 28 km long King Fahd Causeway. Dammam also has highways to other Middle-Eastern countries such as Kuwait (Abu Hadriyah Highway), Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Rail The headquarters of the Saudi Railways Organization (SRO


and towns in Saudi Arabia Category:Port cities and towns of the Persian Gulf Riyadh is one of the richest cities in the Middle East and the 80th richest city in the world. Once a small walled city, Riyadh has developed into a dynamic metropolis over the years. Along with the urban areas of Dhahran, Dammam, Khobar and Jeddah, Riyadh has become a focal point for both travel and trade. caption Building#131 in the bombing. location

) ), as well as many cities in other parts of the Kingdom are linked with Dammam by 8-lane highways. Dammam is connected to the Saudi capital, Riyadh and Jeddah on the west coast by Highway 40 (Highway 40 (Saudi Arabia)). It is also linked to Bahrain by the 28 km long King Fahd Causeway. Dammam also has highways to other Middle-Eastern countries such as Kuwait (Abu Hadriyah Highway), Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. - 1996

in February 2011 on the most expensive commercial street in Riyadh at a cost of SAR (Saudi riyal) 15 million (USD 4 million). It is the first store from any Saudi club, and the biggest club store in the Middle East. In the first week of opening, sales surpassed SAR 1 million (USD 266,000). Mobily plans to cover the kingdom's main cities with seven branches by the end of 2012. Khobar's branch is under development and expected to be opened in late August 2011 while Jeddah's branch


quarters. Saudi Railway Authority operates two separate passenger and cargo lines between Riyadh and Dammam passing through Hofuf, and Haradh. Two future railway projects connecting Riyadh with Jeddah and Mecca in the western region and connecting Riyadh with Buraidah, Ha'il and Northern Saudi Arabia are underway.

fighter jets over the Gulf of Sidra. Málaga Airport is the international airport that offers a wide variety of international destinations. It has a daily link with twenty cities in Spain and over a hundred cities in Europe (mainly in Great Britain, Central Europe and the Nordic countries but also the main cities of Eastern Europe: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Sofia, Riga or Bucharest), North Africa, Middle East (Riyadh, Jeddah and Kuwait) and North America ( New York

Saud al-Kabir , 25, reportedly died "of thirst" while traveling east of Riyadh. Seven months later, a plane crash "in clear weather," Posner says, killed Pakistani Air Marshal Mushaf Ali Mir, his wife and several aides in Pakistan. Author: Did Saudis know of 9–11 plot? by RICHARD PYLE * Finland has an embassy in Riyadh and an honorary consulate general in Jeddah. http

Port Sudan

Italian command. Tourism thumb left Minaret in Port Sudan (Image:Minaret S.jpg) Port Sudan is known among tourists for its excellent scuba-diving and beaches. Tourists, as well as far larger numbers of Muslim pilgrims en route to undertake their once-in-a-lifetime Hajj to Mecca, use Port Sudan as a departure point to cross the Red Sea to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Economy thumb left 200px Warehouses in Port Sudan (File:Warehouses, Port Sudan.jpg) The harbour

also a number of tugboats, which were used to berth ships in the narrow inlet. The slow but steady growth continued during the 1950s and services were inaugurated to Istanbul, Karachi, Amman, Kuwait City, Asmara, and Port Sudan. The fleet also saw a small growth during the 1950s, with five DC-4s and ten Convair 340s, the first pressurized aircraft for the airline. In 1959, the airline's first maintenance center was inaugurated in Jeddah. Also during

this decade, the very important air link between Jeddah and Riyadh saw improvement. * Lancaster (Lancaster, Lancashire), United Kingdom Sudan has a native Coptic minority, although many Copts in Sudan are descended from more recent Egyptian immigrants. Minority Rights Group International, World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples – Sudan

Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

, it was possible to identify candidates has having an Islamist orientation, a liberal agenda or reliant on tribal status. The Islamist candidates tended to be backed by public figures and the religious establishment and won most of the seats in the Saudi cities such as Riyadh, Jeddah, Medina, Tabuk (Tabuk, Saudi Arabia) and Taif. There was little support for candidates of a more liberal orientation. In 2007, a Saudi commentator noted that the municipal councils were proving

. The total system includes 164 sites. Jane's Military Communications ''Peace Shield (Saudi Arabia), Systems'' 5 July 2005 Retrieved 2012-01-23 Khamis Mushait is one of the 6 main Saudi Air Force bases (the others being Taif, Jeddah, Dhahran, Riyadh and Tabuk (Tabuk, Saudi Arabia)). The following aircraft types are based here

The New York Times title CONFRONTATION IN THE GULF; Pakistanis Agree to Join Defense of Saudi Arabia first Barbara last Crossette date August 14, 1990 accessdate May 3, 2010 titlestyle background:#328532 list1 Afif Jeddah

Muscat, Oman

 1972. Boeing 737 and Fokker F-28 equipment was bought, with the 737s replacing the Douglas DC-9. The first all-cargo flights between Saudi Arabia and Europe were started, and Lockheed L-1011s and Fairchild FH-27 (Fairchild Hiller FH-227)s were introduced. New services, including the ''Arabian Express'' 'no reservation shuttle flights' between Jeddah and Riyadh. The ''Special Flight Services'' (SFS) was set up as a special unit of Saudia, and operates special flights

, ascended the Nile. Proceeding to Suez, from where Niebuhr made a visit to Mount Sinai, in October 1762 the expedition sailed to Jeddah, and then journeyed overland to Mocha (Mocha, Yemen). Here, in May 1763, the expedition's philologist, von Haven (Frederik Christian von Haven), died, and shortly afterwards its naturalist Peter Forsskål also died. The remaining members of the expedition visited Sana (Sanaá), the capital of Yemen, but suffered from the climate

in the following November. Air Thrissur city is served by Cochin International Airport (Nedumbassery), which is about 55 kilometers away. Direct domestic flights are available to major Indian cities like Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata. International flights to Middle East cities like Bahrain, Muscat (Muscat, Oman), Sharja (Sharjah (city)), Jeddah, Riyadh, Doha and to Southeast Asian cities Singapore


from Jeddah in a narrow valley at a height of above sea level. Its resident population in 2012 was roughly 2 million, although visitors more than triple this number every year during the ''hajj'' ("pilgrimage") period held in the twelfth Muslim lunar month of ''Dhu al-Hijjah''. As the birthplace of Muhammad and the site of Muhammad's first revelation (revelation) of the Quran (specifically, a Hira cave

is the capital of the Makkah Region, which includes neighboring Jeddah. The provincial governor was prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud from 2000 until his death in 2007. On 16 May 2007, prince Khalid bin Faisal Al

to the Kaaba, and local inhabitants who served the pilgrims. Due to the difficulty and expense of the Hajj, pilgrims arrived by boat at Jeddah, and came overland, or joined the annual caravans from Syria or Iraq. Medieval and pre-modern times thumb left 300px The First Saudi State (File:First Saudi State Big.png) Mecca was never the capital of any of the Islamic states (caliphate) but Muslim rulers did contribute to its upkeep. During the reigns of Umar (634–44 CE) and Uthman ibn

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brothers (known, with Fahd, as the "Sudairi Seven"). From the 1990s, signs of discontent continued and included, in 2003 and 2004, a series of bombings and armed violence in Riyadh, Jeddah, Yanbu and Khobar.

name "Britannica history" On 29 January 2011, hundreds of protesters gathered in the city of Jeddah in a rare display of criticism against the city's poor infrastructure after deadly floods swept through the city, killing eleven people.

and colleges in Saudi Arabia Universities and colleges being founded particularly since 2000 . Institutions of higher education include the country's first university, King Saud University founded in 1957, the Islamic University (Islamic University of Madinah) at Medina founded in 1961, and the King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah founded in 1967. Other colleges and universities emphasize curricula in sciences and technology, military studies, religion, and medicine

Mocha, Yemen

that Niebuhr join a scientific expedition being mounted by Frederick V of Denmark to Egypt, Arabia and Syria. Niebuhr studied mathematics for a year and a half before the expedition set out, and also managed to acquire some knowledge of Arabic (Arabic language). The expedition sailed in January 1761, and, landing at Alexandria, ascended the Nile. Proceeding to Suez, from where Niebuhr made a visit to Mount Sinai, in October 1762 the expedition sailed to Jeddah

to the entire coastline from the Gulf of Aqaba to the Bab el Mandeb Strait but it more often refers only to its southern half, starting just south of Jeddah and running parallel to Asir and Yemen. Unlike the inland regions, it is made up of sand dunes and plains and is largely arid except for a few oases (oasis). Important urban centers of the region include Al Hudaydah, Mocha (Mocha, Yemen), and Zabid in Yemen and Jizan, Al-Qunfudhah, and Al Lith in Saudi Arabia. Most of the Tihama coastline is hazardous to approaching vessels, and harbors are therefore few and far between, especially in the northern half.

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