The kingdom of Saudi Arabia is rich in tradition, culture, history, and home to numerous dialects across its vast geographical landscape. In each region, city, and town these differences can be witnessed in the local’s daily practices.

While Saudi Arabians all belong to the same country and speak the same language, they still maintain uniqueness and individuality. These differences are exhibited in the historical architectural design of their homes, cuisine, celebrations, and speech.

Travelers within Saudi Arabia may notice significant cultural differences from one region to the next as if they are visiting a new Arab country every time. These differences are especially noticeable during the holy month of Ramadan. The traveler can connect and engage with the locals creating a unique and unforgettable experience, especially during a month like Ramadan, a month of giving, and connecting.

This year our series will highlight the Eastern Region (Al Sharqiyah) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Easter Region neighbors other GCC countries such as Kuwait, The Kingdom of Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and The Sultanate of Oman. It is a culturally diverse region of the Kingdom well known for its favorable employment and living standards amongst its dwellers. It is especially popular with the employees of the Aramco company, that is headquartered in the Eastern Region.

The Eastern Region consists of various areas that are independent of each other such as Al Dammam, Al Khobar, Al Jubail, Al Ahsaa and others.

The series will be divided into several topics corresponding to the days in Ramadan including the number 7 as follows:

1)   The 7th day of Ramadan: Seven things children of Al Sharqiyah enjoy during Ramadan.

2)   The 17th day of Ramadan: Four things to avoid in Al Sharqiyah during Ramadan.

3)   The 27th day of Ramadan: Al Sharqiyah Ramadan traditions.

4)   The 7th day of Shawal: Seven things the children of Al Sharqiyah enjoy during Eid.

We hope you accompany us on this enjoyable journey and explore the beautiful people and the culture of Al Sharqiyah

We wish you and your loved ones a blessed Ramadan!