Regions of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province stretches from the modest beaches of the Arabian Gulf to the palm-covered highlands of Al Ahsa Oasis and deep into the forbidding plains of Rub' Al Khali. Because of its location at the crossroads of the major civilizations of the Levant, Mesopotamia, and India, it was once a busy trade centre. While Aramco's oil and gas activities today account for much of the region's economic activity, it was formerly used by merchants bringing frankincense, incense, and other items from ancient Yemen to the major empires as an internal route.
All you need to know
When was Saudi Arabia formed?
Which city is most important in Saudi Arabia?
Is Makkah on a mountain?
Makkah, Arabic Makkah, ancient Bakkah, city, western Saudi Arabia, located in the Sirat Mountains, inland from the Red Sea coast. It is the holiest of Muslim cities.
Who was the first monarch of Saudi Arabia?
What are some important cities of Saudi Arabia?
Riyadh. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia's capital city, is located in the Central Region and today matches any contemporary metropolis in the world in terms of architectural grandeur. Makkah is the holiest city in Islam.
Medina, the Holy City.
The industrial areas of Jubail and Yanbu.
What is the longest mountain range in Saudi Arabia?
Jabal Sawda is the longest mountain range in Saudi Arabia with an elevation point of 3,133 metres.