Sa'udi social tradition, which emphasizes the exclusiveness of family, clan, and tribe, generally militates against the formation of other social organizations. The absence of political and economic organizations also is a result of the prevalence of tradition. However, there are chambers of commerce in Ad-Dammam, Jeddah, Mecca, Medina, and Riyadh.
The King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies serves as a multinational cultural and educational organization. The Muslim World League works for the welfare of women and children. The Red Crescent Society is active.
National youth organizations include the Sa'udi Arabian Assembly of Muslim Youth and the Sa'udi Arabian Boy Scouts Association. There are a number of multinational, Arab sports associations based in the country.