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Al Fareed at Madain Saleh, Saudi Arabia.

Al Farid – Alone But Beautiful

The Al Farid / Al Fareed is a monolith away from the other rocks at Madain Saleh, the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Saudi Arabia. How it ended up alone and far from the other massive sandstones may not be a mystery but it surely has an interesting story to tell – if it […]

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Diwan at Madain Saleh, Saudi Arabia.

Photos: Al Diwan at Madain Saleh

I’m supposed to post these photos of Al Diwan at Madain Saleh but I got so busy at work and all the research I had to do on my trip to Bahrain and UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain). Now, that I’m back, I just realized that there are still two posts I have […]

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Qasr Al Saneh at Madain Saleh is an ancient Nabatean architectural marvel.

Qasr Al Saneh – A Nabatean Architectural Wonder

When visiting Madain Saleh (in Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk Province), Qasr Al Saneh would be a good place to start to learn about the Nabatean architecture which are richly obvious in the carved tombs you’ll see everywhere around the area. If you’ve been to Petra in Jordan, the architectural wonder you’ll find in Madain Saleh isn’t that […]

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Qasr Al Bint has the largest tomb facade at Madain Saleh (Saudi Arabia).

Qasr Al Bint – Palace of the Daughter or Maiden

The Qasr Al Bint is a group of tombs dedicated to the women of ancient times. It is translated as the “Palace of the Daughter or Maiden.” It has, too, the largest tomb facade in the entire Madain Saleh, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One interesting tomb here is the one occupied and built by two sisters. It […]

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Madakhil Camp at Madain Saleh is just a few kilometres away outside Al Ula.

Madakhil Campsite at Madain Saleh is Far from the Madding Crowd

Two weekends ago, together with some colleagues from work, we went on a campaign trip to Madain Saleh. We stayed at the fabulous Madakhil Campsite where it’s away from the madding crowd but very close of the natural, grand formations of sandstones and rocks that soar up the sky. These boulders look like sleeping giants […]

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Athleb Mountains at Madain Saleh in Saudi Arabia.

Athleb Mountain – The Skyscrapers of Madain Saleh

Just outside the barbed wire fence of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Madain Saleh in Saudi Arabia, is the towering Athleb Mountain. They’re breathtakingly gorgeous wonder that withstood the burning temperature of the desert. Related Read: Things to do and see at Madain Saleh  Athleb Mountain is just a few kilometres drive away outside Al […]

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Oh Camels! (Saudi Arabia) Madian Saleh

Oh Camels!

Ok, this is going to be one of those boring blog posts but then, you know, when you’re traveling on a car in Saudi Arabia, you can only see two things: a long stretch of barren desert and a caravan of camels. Last weekend, while traveling to Madian Saleh, we passed by a young herder […]

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Mandi Dish / Food in Saudi Arabia.

The Glorious Taste of Mandi Dish

The first time I had mandi dish was in Jordan, back in December 2014. I was impressed–not only because it had a heavenly taste but also the way it was cooked, few feet underground, covered in desert sand or clay. When our group was called to gather around a fire pit, we had no inkling […]

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This family car is turned into a cargo car / transport.

Cargo Car – Saudi Style

We went to Al Wash last week and we overtook these transports used as cargo cars to move home furnitures and appliances. We reckon these people are moving to another city. Saudi highways are one of the best infrastructures in the world. It’s wide and only few cars come and go. And since there are […]

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Sunset at the Red Sea (Saudi Arabia).

Sunset at the Red Sea

You all know I’m a sucker for sunrises and sunsets. Moving here in Saudi Arabia, I’ve got to see the setting sun everyday, without a fail. And the best thing about that is I can enjoy such golden spectacle from our balcony. Every afternoon, I’ve got to endure watching one of the best things in […]

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