KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA
About Saudi Arabia
About the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the world without a river. It is bounded by the Red Sea in the west and the Persian Gulf in the east. The country borders Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen and shares maritime borders with Bahrain, Egypt, Eritrea, Iran, and Sudan.
The proven oil reserves in Saudi Arabia are the second largest in the world, estimated to be 266 billion barrels, and make it the largest oil producer in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia has a lower cost of living than many other Middle Eastern destinations, and most expats enjoy a luxurious lifestyle. It has strict laws against alcohol and is devoid of bars and clubs, but the country is far from boring. Every October, the capital kicks off the Riyadh Season, a five month long arts and culture festival encompassing everything from live concerts to food and sports. Saudis enjoy a slow pace of life and enjoy shopping and eating out, park picnics, and desert vacations.
Amazon in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
There are currently 12 Amazon Operations sites in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) covering Riyadh, Jeddah, Makkah, Medinah, Jizan, AlHofoof, Abha, Dammam, and ElQaseem, with plans for new site launches in 2022-2024.