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This Tiny White Beach Island is in Saudi Arabia.

This is a Tiny White Beach Island in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia isn’t known for its tourism that it is almost non-existent. The country doesn’t offer a tourist visa. The tourists you see around are those who are already working there and have either a working or a business visa. This huge nation is mostly known for its desert where oil pumps are spread across […]

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My Camel Visitors.

My Camel Visitors

I woke up at 12:20 PM today and these desert creatures came to pass by our apartment. Camels are usually seen far from where we are but I guess, this morning is an exemption. They hanged out below us for ten minutes and moved on to the Red Sea. This is one of the things […]

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This is how to transport camels in Saudi Arabia.

How To Transport Camels in Saudi Arabia

Last weekend, while on our way for our weekend shopping, we saw these camels being transported in a Toyota pick-up. As you can see, there are three of them and they seem to be well-behaved camels. I wonder how they were enticed to go into the back of the car and how they could fit […]

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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 a long time ago but I got so busy at work. And I also had to do some research 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 […]

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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 is 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

Madakhil campsite at Madain Saleh is far from the madding crowd. It’s a good retreat from the world and into the heart of the desert. Two weekends ago, together with some colleagues from work, we went on a camping trip to Madain Saleh. We stayed at the fabulous Madakhil Campsite where it’s away from the […]

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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 a 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 […]

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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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