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Some Basics You Should Know About Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arab officially known as Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia is an Arab state with a land area of 830,000 sq. miles. Geographically it is the fifth largest state in Asia and 2nd largest state in Arabs. The kingdom of Saudi Arab was found in 1932 by Ibn Saud.

 Petroleum reserves were first discovered in 1938 and since then Saudi Arab has become the largest oil producer and exporter of the world holding 2ndlargest oil reserves and sixth largest gas reserves. Saudi Arabia hold the record of largest number of working expats. Almost 9 Million expats are doing jobs in Saudi Arabia where total population of Saudi Arabia is 28.8 million.

After the death of King Abdullah crown was succeeded by King Salman Bin AbdulAziz in 2015.


Saudi Arabia is a complete monarchy. Decisions of state are made by King of Saudi Arabia both the head of government and head of state with consultation of senior prince of family and religious establishment.  In Saudi Arabia no political party and national elections are permitted. Critics regard its government a totalitarian dictatorship. Here we will discuss some important

Foreign relationship

Saudi Arabia joined the UN in 1945 and is founding member of Arab League, gulf Cooperation Council, Muslim world League. Saudi Arab joined World Trade Organization in 2005. Saudi Arab hold a special power and place in whole Muslim Ummah.

Legal System

The primary source of law in Saudi Arabia is the Islamic Sharia derived from Quran and Sunnah. Judges have the power to use independent legal reasoning to make decisions. Every law is defined and punishment of breaking these laws are also defined. Crime rate in Saudi Arabia is very low due to its strict laws.

Human Rights

Saudi Arabia remains one of the very few countries in the world not to accept the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In response to the continuing criticism of its human rights record, the Saudi government points to the special Islamic character of the country, and state that this justifies a different social and political order.


Saudi Arab is an oil based economy. It holds 20% of the petroleum reserves of the world and ranks as the largest oil exporter. Petroleum sector accounts for almost all of the revenues. Most workers working in Saudi Arabia are foreigners. Main contribution in growth of economy in terms of manpower is of foreigners as natives are not as qualified as the requirement of states are. 12 Million Labor force work in Saudi Arabia and 80% among these are non-nationals.
Saudi Arabia earns 653.219$ billion GDP every year where GDP per capita is 20,812$.

Job Trends

Due to heavy salaries paid by government and private sectors Saudi Arabia is the ideal place for expats to do job. Thousands of new job openings are recorded every day. To meet the needs of modern world new infrastructure are underway. This creates need of new and more recruitments in Saudi Arabia every day. Jobs in every field are available like in construction, petrochemical, engineering education, Information Technology and banking finance industry. 

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