The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the largest country in the Arabian Peninsula, offers filmmakers areas of outstanding natural beauty and cultural significance.
Filming in Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the largest country in the Arabian Peninsula, lies at the furthermost part of southwestern Asia. It is bordered by the Arabian Gulf, United Arab Emirates and Qatar in the east; Red Sea in the west; Kuwait, Iraq, and Jordan in the north; Yemen and Oman in the south.
Saudi Arabia falls under Arabia Standard Time (AST) and is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). This time zone is in use during the whole year.
Arabic is the official language of Saudi Arabia, but English is widely spoken and serves as a second language in the Kingdom.
Saudi Arabia’s geography is diverse, with forests, grasslands, mountain ranges and deserts.
Saudi’s national currency is the Saudi riyal (SAR). The U.S. dollar is equivalent to SAR 3.75 (fixed rate).
Saudi Arabia’s rich heritage and traditions have been shaped by its position as a historic trade hub and the birthplace of Islam. In recent years, the Kingdom has undergone a significant cultural transformation, evolving century-old customs to fit the contemporary world we live in today.
Al Ula is a prized location in KSA. An area of outstanding natural beauty and cultural significance, this ancient city, once at the cross roads of The Silk Road and the Incense Route, has only recently been rediscovered by the world.
The region encompasses more than 200,000 years of unexplored human history including the Nabataean city of Hegra, Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site; the ancient North Arabian Dadanite and Lihyanite Kingdoms, whose scripts contributed to the evolution of the Arabic language; and Al Ula Old Town, a stopping point for pilgrims from 1100 CE.
Al Ula boasts an area of 22,500 km with diverse terrain featuring vast sandstone canyons, breath-taking rock formations, volcanic craters, luscious palm oases and fascinating wildlife. The extraordinary sweeping vistas are the perfect backdrop for a wide range of filming.
The climate varies from region to region. Temperatures can reach over 40°C in the desert in the summer, while in the winter temperatures in the north and central parts of the country can drop below freezing. Saudi Arabia gets very little rain, only about four inches a year on average.
Al Ula has a desert climate; sunny blue skies can be expected most of the year. From October through to April temperatures range from 18°C to 31°C and can reach a low of 5°C at night. May through to September is much warmer, with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 40°C .
Our Saudi partner has an experienced, approachable, flexible team with heavyweight expertise, covering all styles of film production, from live action filming, face to camera, multi camera, multi-location including drone, aerial and underwater filming.
Their role is to connect the right people with the right skillsets to drive our clients business towards further success / creative acclaim.
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