The Middle East, as a region, is renowned for its lack of freshwater sources. In particular, Saudi Arabia is one of the largest arid countries in the world without permanent rivers or lakes. Most would assume that this stems from the lack of rainfall in this desert Kingdom, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
An image showing the Al Lith baisin and the Red Sea, Saudi Arabia. (Screengrab from Al Baydah Project on YouTube)
An image illustrating how drainage works. (Shutterstock)
A photo of Saudi Arabia in bloom by photographer and social media influencer Bader Al Ali. (Supplied)