Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Arabic is spoken by almost 200 million people in more than 22 countries. It is the language of the Qur’an, the Holy Book of Islam, and of Arab poetry and literature. While spoken Arabic varies from country to country, classical Arabic has remained unchanged for centuries. In Saudi, there are differences between the dialects spoken in urban areas and those spoken in rural areas.

Islam is practised by all Saudis and governs their personal, political, economic and legal lives. Islam was born in Saudi Saudi Arabia2Arabia and thus is visited by millions of Muslims every year.

The cultural environment in Saudi Arabia is highly conservative; the country adheres to a strict interpretation of Islamic religious law (Sharia). Cultural presentations must conform to narrowly defined standards of ethics. Men and women are not permitted to attend public events together and are segregated in the work place.

To find out more contact:

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
38 Guilfoyle Street
Yarralumla ACT 2600
+61 2 6250 7000


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