Tuesday, December 01, 2009

34 Must Go Places in Saudi Arabia

Not sure from where it originally comes, suddenly we’re thinking about setting a target while we’re here in Saudi Arabia, to take the fullest chance on it. To set a target to visit and/or doing activities before our days in Saudi ended.
The numbers that come to our minds is 34. We need to go to 34 places  and /or doing activities in Saudi!! Why 34? We just don’t know ;-)
And now we have the numbers, but do we have the places?
These are the list of the places and/or activities:
  1. Makkah (of course)  - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  2. Madinah (of course) - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  3. Jeddah - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  4. Edge of the World - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  5. Graffiti Rocks - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  6. Diamond Hunting - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  7. Desert Roses - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  8. Fossils Hunting – tried, unsuccessfull. Will try again soon.
  9. Old City of Dir’iyah - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  10. Camel Market - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  11. Iris Flower of Tumayr – achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  12. Shui’ab Luha Pool - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  13. Wahba Crater - achieved May 14, 2011 (Alhamdulillah)
  14. Abha - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  15. Jizan - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  16. Furasan Island - tried, almost there, re-planned
  17. Al-Ula and Madain Saleh
  18. Taif - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  19. Khobar /Dammam – Half Moon Bay - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  20. Hofuf – Cave of Laila and Majnun –achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  21. Ar-Ragbah – see the ruined city and 120 years old Marqab Tower achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  22. Al-Qassab – salt lake and salt factory achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  23. Al-Shagra’ – Al-Subaie Heritage Palace and fort achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  24. Yanbu
  25. Domat al-Jandal - is one of the Kingdom's many little-known gems. This modest town boasts two of the country's most interesting antiquities - the ruined Qasr Marid and the still-in-use Mosque of Omar, both of which are a short walk from the Jouf Regional Museum.
  26. Rawdhat Khuraim – one of Saudi government forest reserve, greens all year round, very beautiful & flowery during spring - (achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  27. Tabuk
  28. Sharktooth hunting – tried, almost there. Will try again soon.
  29. Al-Habalah – hanging village, once only accessible by rope - achieved (Alhamdulillah)
  30. Lake Kharara & Nisah Waterfall - achieved (Alhamdulillah)

Achievements Index: 23/34 (67.6%)
See, it’s not easy to achieve it. The places and activities are still open. Any suggestions are most welcome.
[Last updated: May 17, 2011)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

totally impressed. i am residing in for last 8 yr but has not visited or even heard of these palces.would like to ve ur opinion..is it safe to go to these places by car as a single family, thts hus wife and 2 small kids.? pls do lemme knw.