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In Human Behaviors

Culture in Saudi Arabia

 Where is Saudi Arabia located?

 Demographics of Saudi Arabia.

 Saudi Arabia is the Islamic center in the

Middle East because of the holiest of
destinations in the Muslim world, Mecca
and Al-Medina cities.
 By July 2006, the population is estimated
to be over 27 million, about 5.5 million
foreign residents.

 Saudi Arabia is considered the richest

country in the Middle East due to the fact
that it is one of the oil producer countries.

 Each year, over 2 million Muslims arrive to

Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj, or Great
Pilgrimage to Mecca.
Development of Saudi Arabia
 In the past 25 years, Saudi Arabia has developed in all

1. Saudi Arabia is considered one

of the developing countries, it
has been developing in
transportation, architecture and
education because of the oil.

2. The development of the oil companies

and the growth of the stock market.
Political Regulations

 The law in Saudi Arabia is Islamic law.

1. People will be imprisoned for
possessing illegal substances such
as alcohol, pornography or pork.

2. Non-Muslims can’t eat or drink in

the daylight of Ramadan (the
fasting month) publicly.

3. Non-Muslims women must cover their

bodies with loose gowns.
4. guns market is banned for the public.
Political Regulations
5. Prostitution is illegal, and there is no rights for

6. The Saudi broadcasting centers prevent

obscenity and violence scenes.

7. In Saudi Arabia, there is no dancing clubs,

casinos, or movie theaters.

8. Every neighborhood has at least one mosque.

9. In praying time, all stores, offices, companies

and restaurants must be closed 15-20 minutes.
Political Regulations
 Many rules and regulations are based on the
traditions and the norms.
1. The black veil for women, or covering up the
whole face.
2. Women are not allowed to drive cars,
vehicles that have women don’t get pulled
over by officers.
3. Women don’t work as saleswomen in stores
in public.
4. Women don’t wait in lines whether in banks,
airports or stores, they get helped
immediately by law.
Education System
 No mix gender schools.
 All grades must learn at least 5 different
subjects of religion.
 The praying time in all schools is
obligatory from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
 In Ramadan, students have less hours in
schools 4-5 h/d.
 Half of Ramadan month is a vacation for
students and teachers.
Social Life
 All restaurants have two sections, one for families
and one for single men.
 Single men can’t get into any mall in the rush
 Women are much more respected by the society.
 In marriages, men pay dowries and all other
 Weddings start at 11:00 pm up to 6:00 am.
 Women can’t divorce men unless in the
courtrooms with lawsuits, but men can divorce
women any where and any time.
 Divorced mothers have the custody of their
children who are under 7 years old.
The Culture Changing

 We see many educated citizens.

 Citizens are granted fully funded
 Many working women in many
 Saudis endorse the changing of
trivial norms and vain traditions but
not the Islamic regulations.
 Location and demographics of Saudi
 The importance of Saudi Arabia.
 The development of Saudi Arabia.
 Islam is reflected in all aspects of life such
1. Political regulations
2. Education system
3. Social life
 The change of culture.