Saudi Arabia’s al-Namas: A combination of nature, beauty and history

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Al-Namas is a governorate in Saudi Arabia’s Asir Province, about 120 kilometers north of the city of Abha. It is located on the Sarawat mountain range and is characterized by its waterfalls, valleys, mountains with dense green vegetation and forests. Though the weather is not too hot nor cold during summer, dense fog covers the area, sometimes for months, especially during spring and winter. The city is considered one of the most striking in terms of scenery and weather in the southern ...

Blossoming almond trees blanket Saudi Arabia’s mountains like snow

Friday, 23 March 2018

It’s that time of year when Saudi Arabia’s mountains in Al Baha region are decked in white like a snow flurry. A symbol of the almond tree season. At the end of winter of every year, these mountains, located south-west of the kingdom, are blanketed with numerous blossoming threes. Interestingly, a single almond tree can produce up to 200 kg of the favored fruit per season. The price for a single bag of almonds fluctuates according to the season in Al Baha. At the beginning, the ...

160-mln-year-old Saudi mountain serves as oil reservoir, tourist destination

Friday, 9 February 2018

A series of mountains located 35 kilometers away from Riyadh is the latest geological site reeling in visitors in the kingdom. The Tuwaiq mountains have become popularly known as ‘the edge of the world’ for how similar they are to the US’s Grand Canyon in Arizona, also famously called the same nickname. Tourism in Tuwaiq Several group tours for residents and foreigners go on regular visits to the vast rocky edge, as well as nature lovers and those intrigued by strange rock ...

PHOTOS: Gharameel, the remains of a huge mountain in northern Saudi Arabia

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Gharameel are dark-colored straight pillars that are actually part of the remains of a huge mountain that existed in Hail, south of Al-Ula in North Saudi Arabia. According to Al-Sahra desert team, a group of Saudis who operate a website on Saudi lands, the land, deserts and mountains, where these remains exist are astonishingly beautiful. “You feel like you are on a different planet. They are dark rocks that stand high like palm branches or like pillars. They resemble ruins, much like a ...

Egyptian filmmaker found dead after Sinai snowstorm

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Mohammad Ramadan was among seven hikers who went missing when a snowstorm hit Sinai’s Saint Catherine area

Saudi Arabia and France continue joint military exercises

Monday, 18 November 2013

The joint military exercises are focusing on mountain warfare

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