Saudi Arabia -- School-age
The Arabian Desert dominates much of the Arabian Peninsula. Saudi Arabia has more animal life than one might expect in a desert region with limited plant life and lack of rivers. Most of the animals live in the north or along the southern coastline. Arabian horses, Sand cats, striped hyenas, red foxes, Arabian wolves, Arabian oryxes, cape hares, gazelle, and camels live in the Arabian desert in arid and semi-desert areas. The most important domestic Arabian animal is the dromedary camel, whose body is uniquely built for harsh desert conditions.
The Dromedary camel has one hump.
Saudi Arabia is a desert country with no above ground rivers or lakes and very little rainfall. They have permanent bodies of water underground. Ninety-five percent of the land in Saudi Arabia is desert.
Extreme heat and excessively dry are characteristic of most of Saudi Arabia climate.
Across the north-west of the country stretches the
Eastern Saudi Arabia is flat and low-lying, an area of salt flats.
Its main geographical feature is the gigantic
Caves beneath the desert, pictures and reports on the exploration of caves in Saudi Arabia.
In the south is the
Bedouin is an Arabic word that means "desert dweller." Bedouins are nomads of the desert who inhabit the Middle East and North Africa. They traditional herd animals such as camels and goats.
Mecca and Medina
Mecca and Medina are Islam's holiest cities. The most holy city of Islam is Mecca, Saudi Arabia the birthplace of Muhammad. Muhammad is the founder of the Islam religon and is known to Muslims as the "Holy Prophet".
How Many Donkeys?: An Arabic Counting Tale
by Margaret Read MacDonald
A humorous tale of a man who keeps miscounting his donkeys as he travels with ten of them to the market and back. Wonderful artwork that fills up the whole page. Numbers 1 - 10 in Arabic.
Saluki: Hound of the Bedouin
by Julia Johnson
A Saluki is a greyhound-like dog which was historically bred in the Middle East. A delightful story that tells of the devotion and the adventures of a Bedouin boy and his Saluki hound.
Soccer is a popular sport in Saudi Arabia.
The Arab calendar is a