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2 Holy Sites Expansion Project Ensures Comfort and Safety for Hajj
More than two million Muslims from around the world gather in Saudi Arabia in the
second week of the twelfth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, falling in late
April this year, to perform the Hajj, the pilgrimage to the Holy Mosque in
Makkah. Ensuring that their pilgrimage is as safe and comfortable as possible is
a priority for Saudi Arabia.



10 Saudi Aramco: A Global Presence for Oil Market Stability
Tracing back its roots to a concession agreement signed in 1933, Saudi Aramco is
now the largest oil company in the world. Running operations from the wellhead to
the gas pump, the company is involved in production, refining, shipping and marketing crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products not only in Saudi Arabia but also across the globe.



18 Modern Port Facilities and Shipping Line Enhance Trade
Saudi Arabia has built a network of modern ports along both the Arabian Gulf and
the Red Sea and has established a national shipping company to further economic
and commercial development.



22 Recipes
Traditional Saudi recipes


COVER
The awnings in the courtyard of the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah open to shield worshippers from the elements.



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