The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is at the forefront of the countries of the Islamic world due to its religious status as well as its historic and civilizational importance. It includes the Qiblah (Ka`bah) which the Muslims face during their daily Prayers. Moreover, millions of people's hearts turn to Makkah, wishing to perform Hajj and Umrah.
During recent times, the kingdom has become a role model for the Islamic countries, as it utilizes the latest developments in modern civilization while maintaining its originality and special characteristics. This is in addition to its distinguished internal and external policies, which are based on the Islamic Shari`ah.
At the present time, the kingdom, thanks to its wise policy, has acquired a great status, which qualifies it to implement an influential role in the field of international politics and economy. Furthermore, the five-year development plans adopted by the kingdom 30 years ago have led to a boom, and have accelerated the growth rate in a manner that rarely occurs in most countries. According to a balanced policy, the kingdom has adopted an approach towards construction and development, establishing facilities and vital buildings together with the preparation and qualification of the citizens and new generations.