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also Hed·jaz  (hē-jăz′)
A region of northwest Saudi Arabia on the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea. It includes the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.


(hiːˈdʒæz) ,




(Placename) a region of W Saudi Arabia, along the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba: formerly an independent kingdom; united with Nejd in 1932 to form Saudi Arabia. Area: about 348 600 sq km (134 600 sq miles)


or He•jaz


a region in Saudi Arabia bordering on the Red Sea, formerly akingdom: contains the ities of Medina and Mecca. ab. 150,000 sq. mi. (388,500 sq. km). Cap.: Mecca.
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Noun1.Hejaz - a coastal region of the western Arabian Peninsula bordering on the Red SeaHejaz - a coastal region of the western Arabian Peninsula bordering on the Red Sea; includes both Mecca and Medina; formerly an independent kingdom until it united with Nejd to form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Arabia, Arabian Peninsula - a peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; strategically important for its oil resources
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia - an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy
Mecca - joint capital (with Riyadh) of Saudi Arabia; located in western Saudi Arabia; as the birthplace of Muhammad it is the holiest city of Islam
Al Madinah, Medina - a city in western Saudi Arabia; site of the tomb of Muhammad; the second most holy city of Islam
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Also escorted by Prince Turki Al-Faisal and Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi ambassador to the united Kingdom, the British delegation paid visits to Al-Khuraibah historical site, Al-Hajar (Maden Saleh's key site and the first Saudi site on the UNESCO world legacy list, Al-Sham (The Levant) Hajj route museum at the Islamic Castle, Al-Hijaz railway museum, visitors center, and the heritage village in Al-Ula, and enjoyed seeing a men folk dance band performance by Al-Ula residents.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Eight citizens were killed and other 50 were injured by an explosive device in al-Hijaz Square in Damascus on Wednesday.
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As with earlier works by Emerson, critics are likely to respond that the book is marred by portraying every single one of these groups as dangerous to the United States when many are better understood as opponents of Israel that, however violent, have arisen in response to Israeli policies in the Occupied Territories and Lebanon, and by conflating organizations whose links are tenuous at best, such as Hizballah al-Hijaz, accused of carrying out the Khobar Towers bombing of 1996, and the Lebanese Hizballah, founded to resist the Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon in the 1980s.