Category Archives: Saudi Arabia


Arab News: KSA to finance Morocco projects worth $ 1.25 bn

“Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf said Saudi Arabia would finance a number of development projects worth $ 1.25 billion in Morocco through Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), on the instructions of King Abdullah. He referred to the GCC decision to extend … Continue reading


A Driving Adventure

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(A dedication to Saudi Women Drivers) Two worlds cannot possibly communicate: Driving in the United Kingdom and driving in Lebanon! In spite of the strict driving rules and driving tests in the UK, I bet that few skilled UK drivers … Continue reading

Family Tourism in Saudi Arabia- published in Saudi Voyager

Article published in Saudi Voyager Summer 2011, to read please follow the link:

Family Tourism in Saudi Arabia, plan your break summer 2011

Ramadan – Medina, ‘The Enlightened City’- published in Oryx, the in-flight magazine of Qatar Airways

A place for contemplation and worship, Medina attracts travellers with its culture and history.
Read about Medina in the August 2011 issue of Oryx, the in-flight magazine of Qatar Airways.  You can also read about nearby Mada’in Saleh, proclaimed by UNESCO in 2008 as Saudi Arabia’s first World Heritage Site
Medina is Qatar Airways’ fourth destination in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Ramadan Getaways- published in Oryx, the in-flight magazine of Qatar Airways


With the holy month of Ramadan coinciding with the Summer holidays this year, 4 tourist destinations are highlighted.

Read about Ramadan Getaways in the  August issue of Oryx magazine, the in-flight magazine of Qatar Airways.

Al Wahba Crater, A Geographic Wonder of Saudi Arabia- published in Saudi Voyager

Published in Saudi Voyager Spring 2011

Sleeping Beauty

Saudi Arabia’s Al Wahba Crater is at the centre of one of the geographic wonders of Saudi Arabia, attracting visitors and academics from around the world. An experience not to be missed, Randa Saab Smith tells Saudi Voyager what to expect.

The spectacular formations and unique terrain of the volcanic areas of Saudi Arabia have been intriguing Saudi and expatriate adventurers, scientists and explorers for decades. Even so, the volcanoes themselves have only recently begun to pique the interest of volcanologists, having largely gone unnoticed until the past decade, but now drawing interest from around the world.

Picture: Courtesy of Jo-Anne Hamilton

For the full article and references please follow this link (keep scrolling to the end of the document for a clear print):

Saudi Voyager magazine, Al Wahba Crater, Randa Saab Spring 2011 42- Spring 2011