Al-Mamlaka Tower (Kingdom Centre) also known as (Burj Al-Mamlaka) is the second tower built in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It is the tallest Tower in Saudi Arabia and the 45th tallest building in the world with a 43 floors excluding the basement. Al-Mamlaka Tower is owned by a prince of the Saudi royal family, Alwaleed bin Talal who's one of the richest people in the world. It is located between King Fahd Road and Olaya Road which gives it the name, it's literly in the center of the city. Anyway, be aware that you gotta have your family with you if you are a man going to the shopping mall, becaouse going there by yourself doesn't work out sometimes
Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.Text by Steve Smith.