Cities of the Arab world

Moroccan street

Test your knowledge of the region…

1. What's the capital city of Morocco?

It's Rabat, which lies on the north west coast and has a population of 580,000.

2. Where would you find the ancient city of Petra?

Petra is in Jordan. It is more than 2,000 years old and lies 146 miles (235 km) south of Jordan's capital, Amman.

3. Which of these cities is the biggest in terms of population?

Cairo is the biggest city of the Arab world, with a whopping 9.3 million inhabitants. Baghdad has a mere 7.2 million, while Riyadh has only 5.7 million.

4. What's the capital city of the United Arab Emirates?

Abu Dhabi is UAE's capital.

5. Where would you find the popular filming location of Ouarzazate?

Ouarzazate lies in the heart of Morocco. It is home to approximately 57,000 people.

6. In which country is an entertainment city being built?

It's Saudi Arabia. The city will be 129 square miles (334 sq km) in size and will offer 'cultural, entertainment and sporting activities'.

7. What's the capital city of Lebanon?

Beirut is the capital city of Lebanon. It has a population of 2.2 million and is one of the oldest cities of the world.

8. Where would you find the city of Mocha?

Mocha is a port city on the west coast of Yemen. Up until the 18th century it was a major marketplace for coffee.