Saudi Arabia is bordered by Jordan on the northwest, Iraq on the north and northeast, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates on the east, Oman on the southeast and Yemen on the south. The Persian Gulf lies to the northeast and the Red Sea to its west.
Riyadh is the capital and most populous city of Saudi Arabia, approximately 790 km (491 miles) northeast of Mecca.
Saudi Arabia has a 'shiny new toy' — a desert mega-city that will be 30 times bigger than New York.
It's being spun as the future centre of global culture and innovation – but at what cost to the rights and culture of ordinary Saudis? https://t.co/Y1PNtBweWD @antonyjfunnell pic.twitter.com/A6ZMGtcFJQ
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