Arabian gulf fun facts

  1. The first coffee shops were probably those which opened in Mecca around the mid-15th to -16th century.

 

  1. Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the Middle East, about the size of Western Europe and one-quarter the size of the U.S

 

  1. First tooth brush in the world was invented in Arabian peninsula, Miswak the root of the arak tree is used to clean teeth, And still you can buy it in the old markets.

 

  1. Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of Islam and home to the religion’s holiest shrines, Mecca and Medina

 

  1. The Dubai Metro is an efficient and reliable form of public transport the GCC . The Metro is always on time and is very well maintained. But did you know that the metro in Dubai doesn’t have any drivers? An accurate electronic system automates all trains.

 

  1. The Arabian Peninsula is the world’s largest peninsula

 

  1. Arabs call coffee gahwa, a word that later became Arabic for ‘that which prevents sleep.’

 

  1. Many countries around the world would like to claim they have the world’s tallest building, but in 2019 that honor will be bestowed upon Saudi. Jeddah Tower, in Jeddah, will rise through the clouds at 3,280ft tall (quite a bit more than the Burj Khalifa’s 2,717). Designed by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill of Chicago, it will be the first building in the world to reach the 1km high mark.  The project is expected to cost well over 1 billion dollars.

 

 

 

  1. The GCC isn’t just about being the biggest and best, it is also about making a better tomorrow. With this vision, Masdar City, the world’s most sustainable eco-city is being built in Abu Dhabi since 2008. When complete, it will have 40,000 residents with wind and solar energy as the main sources of power. To read more about this project, check out their website.

 

  1. Falcons are very special birds in the GCC . They hold a place of pride in the country’s history, helping local Bedouins hunt in the desert. It’s part of the emblem and appears on the currency. Falconry, the art of keeping and training falcons is very much alive in the GCC . The locals treasure their falcons so much, that they require a passport for leaving the country! There’s even a Falcon Hospital in Abu Dhabi, which examines and treats over 11,000 falcons a year.