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Old August 30th, 2010, 06:19 AM   #1
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Saudi Deserts

it's just normal to have a thread for the 80% of the Saudi geography














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Old August 30th, 2010, 09:34 AM   #2
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I thought I was going to find pictures of Kleeja and Tawa and stuff 'cos I thought that the title was Saudi Desserts
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Old August 30th, 2010, 02:59 PM   #3
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I thought I was going to find pictures of Kleeja and
Tawa and stuff 'cos I thought that the title was Saudi Desserts
This is a killer prove you were fasting when you read the thread .

Desert is not my thing but I started to love it with your pictures Yaghuth
thank you. I think each sand-duns has a scientific name which will be
interesting to point.
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Old August 30th, 2010, 07:05 PM   #4
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i wanted to post more ,, but am so tired after iftar
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Old August 30th, 2010, 08:24 PM   #5
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Lazy boy

I'm not quite the desert-type either but here are some pictures for your entertainment:





















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Old August 30th, 2010, 08:42 PM   #6
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 03:51 AM   #7
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Let's make this more interesting. Can anyone identify the locations of these scenes? Anyone who posts new pics on this thread should also say what part of the country the pics are from.
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 12:44 AM   #8
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Hmmm.. Alright


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I think these are in the Empty Quarter (Rubue Al-Khali)


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This is in Hail.


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These are somewhere in Al-Qassim Province.

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This one is from my hometown Unaizah.


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Those two are from Tabuk.



* Most of Yaghuth's pictures are from the Empty Quarter. I'm positive about the first five of his first post and the camels picture of his second post.
* JOKER07's first picture has to be somewhere from Al-Riyadh Province.
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 04:44 AM   #9
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I think these are in the Empty Quarter (Rubue Al-Khali)
Power lines in the Empty Quarter? I'm not convinced. Looks like some random Najdi nufud. Could be anywhere.

Second pic is probably from the Empty Quarter.

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This is in Hail.
Do you know this for sure or are you guessing?

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These are somewhere in Al-Qassim Province.
Do you know where exactly the first pic is from exactly? It looks like it's worth a visit.

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* JOKER07's first picture has to be somewhere from Al-Riyadh Province.
Riyadh Province is huge. Be more specific.
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 08:17 AM   #10
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Power lines in the Empty Quarter? I'm not convinced. Looks like some random Najdi nufud. Could be anywhere.

Second pic is probably from the Empty Quarter.
I thought about that too but I remember the site, a tourism site I believe, I took this from few years ago and it said that they're both from the Empty Quarter. There are some southern towns that are part of the E.Q. as you might already know.



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Do you know this for sure or are you guessing?
Yes, I do. I took this one from Wikipedia. And the geography isn't strange to Hail's topographic nature either.



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Do you know where exactly the first pic is from exactly? It looks like it's worth a visit.
Unfortunately I don't.



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Riyadh Province is huge. Be more specific.
It was just a guess so I can't be anymore specific. :P
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Old September 26th, 2010, 05:42 AM   #11
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Yes, I do. I took this one from Wikipedia. And the geography isn't strange to Hail's topographic nature either.
Doesn't look like Ha'il to me. Looks more like western Najd or Hejaz.


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It was just a guess so I can't be anymore specific. :P
This is Jebel Tuwaig.
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Old September 26th, 2010, 05:57 AM   #12
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فريدة الشظية
Possibly the highest peak in the Tuwaig range, in Al-Hareeg south of Riyadh.



Wadi Masil, near Ad-Duwadmi (famous for an important inscription by the king of Himyar):
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Old September 26th, 2010, 05:59 AM   #13
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This is one of the Rawdhas that form on the western edge of Al-Dahna in the spring season (like Rawdhat Khraim, Rawdhat Al-Tinhat, etc.).
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Old September 26th, 2010, 12:54 PM   #14
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amm ,, ya ,, most of the photos i poster are from the Empty Quarter .

Desert rose

Desert rose is the colloquial name given to rosette formations of the minerals gypsum and barite with poikilotopic sand inclusions. The 'petals' are crystals flattened on the c crystallographic axis, fanning open along characteristic gypsum cleavage planes.
The rosette crystal habit tends to occur when the crystals form in arid sandy conditions, such as the evaporation of a shallow salt basin. Gypsum roses usually have better defined, sharper edges than barite roses.
The desert rose may also be known by the names:
sand rose
rose rock
selenite rose
gypsum rose
gypsum rosette
barite rose



















Have you ever listen Desert Rose by Sting?

What are Desert Roses?

In Saudi Arabia Desert Roses are found in the flat brine-rich Sabkhas (desert areas) which are prevalent in the Eastern Province. A Desert Rose is made of gypsum crystals in connection with sand that crystallizes in a unique rosette growth pattern. Such crystals are formed when high tides bring seawater into the Sabkha and the water becomes cut-off from the sea and evaporates, eventually causing salt deposition and crystal formation. To find Desert Roses you must dig down one to three feet into the wet sand.

An Arabian legend claims that Allah blesses the person who finds a Desert Rose with good luck.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 12:32 AM   #15
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This is what the desert looks like in the spring time (location is somewhere in Najd, probably in Al-Qasseem, which should be spelled with a 'g' not a 'q', but whatever):

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Old October 9th, 2010, 03:48 PM   #16
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Syaybah, Empty Quarters, Saudi arabia

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Old October 26th, 2010, 05:34 AM   #17
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Gorgeous landscapes! I've always wanted to visit the Empty Quarter.

It's too bad (perhaps for Saudis) that there aren't more tourists visiting these places. I mean you could have some really incredible vacation experiences/resorts in the middle of the Saudi desert, removed so far away from civilization.
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Old November 18th, 2010, 08:34 AM   #18
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Such a beautiful place
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Old January 10th, 2011, 06:39 PM   #19
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Al-Ula



Mada’in Saleh in Al-Ula


Al Ula is characterised by its attractive natural scenery marked by the reddish sandstone inselbergs carved by natural agencies into beautiful and attractive shapes. Sand dunes and inselbergs combined together to form a wonderful display of thrilling nature. During winter and spring, after the rain, the areas turns into green fields attracting the inhabitants and
visitors from outside the region. Al Ula is situated northwest of Saudi Arabia. It is about 400 km north of Al Madinah.

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Amazing
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