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Saudi Crown Prince likens formidable Mount Tuwaiq to Saudi strength

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In his second appearance in the second day of the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman likened the Saudi people’ strength to that of the formidable Mountain of Tuwaiq, north of the Kingdom.

Saudi Crown Prince said: “The Saudis’ strength is like that of the Tuwaiq mountain, unbreakable, unless this mountain is leveled and equaled to the ground.”

The Crown Prince was speaking in the presence of Lebanon’s designate Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

But of course the important question is: What is Tuwaiq Mountain?

The formidable mountain which is formed of solid limestone can be seen from as far as 800 km from the southern border of al-Qasim in the north, to the northern edge of the Empty Quarter desert near Wadi ad-Dawasir in the south.

While the name Tuwaiq comes from the Arabic meaning of surrounding in the shape of a ring one of the most beautiful deserts in the world, a deserts that witness the blossoming of more than 2,000 different plant during Spring season that turn the area to a beautiful green landscape.

It is worth mentioning that the Saudi Crown Prince did not overlook the importance of the mountain in his vision 2030 and investments plans, where King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud put the cornerstone of one of the largest leisure projects in Qiddiya and which will be the largest and most important tourist destination in the region.