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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.
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(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)
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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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The National Day is always celebrated on September 23 to commemorate the renaming of the Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz to Saudi Arabia by a royal decree from King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud in 1932.
Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Civil Service has reportedly announced a four-day holiday for the 89th celebrations of Saudi National Day, which is observed each year on 23 September to commemorate the renaming of Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz to Saudi Arabia by a royal decree from King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud in 1932.
1927: The United Kingdom recognises King Ibn Saud as ruler of the Kingdoms of Hejaz and Nezd, which were joined to form Saudi Arabia in 1932.
by Mahmoud Bushehri AMMAN, April 21 (KUNA) -- Jordan preserved stations of Hejaz Railway as well as the cars as a heritage dating back to Ottoman's Sultan Abdulhamid II, who instructed construction of railway to carry pilgrims from Damascus, Syria, to Madina, Saudi Arabia, in a 1,320-km-long journey.
Shaikh Mohammad also visited Al Hejaz railway, which was established in 1900 under the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II, and it was linking Damascus to Amman, to Tabuk to Mada'in Saleh to Al Ula and Medina.
The Nabataeans were an Arab people living in antiquity around Petra, but whose settlements extended down to Hejaz.
They strung a web of lines across Syria that stretched to the Hejaz, Baghdad and Haifa.
Masters of Mayhem: Lawrence of Arabia and the British Military Mission to Hejaz
Katz last year spoke to Saudi-funded news website Elaph about the freight railway network, saying he wanted to revive the historic Hejaz railway.
Sultanate which extended to Armenia, Spain, Iraq, Syria and what constituted Hejaz Territory was divided by redrawing geographical boundaries by Allied forces.
Major industry players include Hejaz Financial Services in Thomastown, Victoria, one of the largest Islamic finance institutions in Australia; Melbourne-based MCCA Islamic Finance and Investments (formerly Muslim Community Cooperative of Australia); Islamic Co-Operative Finance Australia in Parramatta, Islamic home financing provider Iskan Finance and Islamic investment firm Crescent Wealth, both based in Sydney; Amanah Islamic Finance Australia based in Coburg, Victoria, as well as Islamic finance divisions of National Australia Bank and Westpac Banking Corp, which are mainly designing Muslim-friendly mortgage products to cater to the rising real estate market where one of the most popular Shariah-compliant products is declining Musharaka for home financing.
The symposium was aimed at emphasising that Al Muhallab is an Omani figure and representing him through old historic and literary resources and references, besides highlighting the roles of his ancestors in Oman, Hejaz and Iraq.