A Travellerspoint blog

January 2012

The Saudi Desert

Strange Beasts Roam

sunny 25 °C

Another trip into the desert this Friday, very pleasant weather at the moment, a nice 25degC. Went looking again for the elusive sharks teeth (only found one though).

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Pretty big beasts these camels.
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Quite a few desert flowers could be found, no idea how they grow in just the sand.
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Found this little beastie on the desert floor, quite fast for a little fella.
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But not fast enough!
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Posted by Gavin Lee 20:39 Archived in Saudi Arabia Tagged desert Comments (0)

Golfing in Riyadh

Dirab and Arizona

semi-overcast 24 °C

There are four golf courses for people to play around the Riyadh area. Here are the two I have played on. Dirab is a great full course and Arizona a short 9-hole course. The two I haven't played are Riyadh Green a full grass course and the Intercontinental Hotel very short 9 hole course.

Here are some photos

Dirab
Located an hour SE of Riyadh http://www.dirabgolf.com/ a fantastic course in the desert with some challenging holes. A buggy in summer is a must when temperatures reach 45degC, best to start as close to 6am as possible. The landscape shot shows Dirab at it's best.

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Arizona
The Arizona Golf Resort is located in the NW suburbs of Riyadh. www.agr.com.sa It's only a short 9 hole course but good for sharpening up the game. Plenty of deer roam the course too.

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Posted by Gavin Lee 07:13 Archived in Saudi Arabia Tagged golf riyadh dirab Comments (0)

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