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  • A Good Place to Live

    by arabian10 Written Apr 5, 2005

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    A Good Place to Live
    In the final analysis, Yanbu Industrial City is a thriving international community that offers its citizens the means to lead comfortable, secure, and enriching lives.

    Modern housing and reliable infrastructure answer the primary requirements for shelter and basic services. Mosques, schools, the hospital and clinics, and other public facilities, community centers, and numerous parks -as well as the Red Sea itself- offer residents and visitors a wide range of possibilities for leisure and family acitivity.

    Job and business opportunities also abound, thanks to the solid foundation of industries and infrastructure already in place and growing.

    It should come as no surprise, then, that both longtime residents and recent arrivals consider Yanbu a good place to live.

    representative parks and landscaping

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  • Yanbu in 1916

    by arabian10 Updated Jun 11, 2005

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    Colonel Muhammad Sadiq, Nubdhah fi istikshaf tariq al-'amid al-hijaziyyah min al-Wajh wa-Yanbu' al-bahr ila al-Madinah al-nabawiyyah, (A short account of the exploration of the Hijaz routes from Wajh and Yanbu' al-Bahr to al-Madinah), Cairo, Ministry of War 1294 AH/1877; and Al-jaridah al-'askariyyah, (Journal of the staff of the Egyptian Army) vol.1. parts iv-vi, 1877. see also Mustafa Amer, "An Egyptian Explorer in Arabia in the 19th century", in Bulletin de la Societe Royale de Geographie de l'Egypte, 18, 1932-4, pp.29-45, and Badr al-Hage, Sawar min al-madi: al-Mamlakah al-'Arabiyyah al-Su'udiyyah (Saudi Arabia: Images from the Past), London, 1989.

    This photo shows A street in Yanbu in 1916. The local building style reflects that of Jeddah and Suakin on the coast of Sudan. T.E. Lawrence stayed in the house on the right. ( Lawrence 1916 )

    Yanbu old photo

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  • Yanbu 1762

    by arabian10 Updated Jun 11, 2005

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    Yanbu 1762 A.D.

    Source of this photo: Atlas of the Arab-Islamic History; Atlas AL-Tarikh AL-Arabi AL-Islami. Dr. Shawqi Abu Khalil.
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    Yanbu 1762 A.D.

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  • Ynbu port in 1762

    by arabian10 Updated Jun 11, 2005

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    Source of the photo Abdulkarem AL-Khateb, Tarikh Yanbu, one of the remarkable historian about this region Abdulkarim son of Yanbu, he was born here and he is also student of the remarkable historian Hamad AL-Jaser.

    Abdulkarem AL-Khateb has many publications about this area beside Tarikh Yanbu (Yanbu History); the third book of Silsilat Turath AL-Jazeerah AL-Arabiah (Series of The Arabian Peninsula Heritage) also Tarikh Juhaina (Juhaina History), Shu'ra Yanbu wa Juhaina (Yanbu and Juhaina poets) and Shu'ra Yanbu wa Bani Thumrah (Yanbu and Bani Thumrah Poets).

    To request any of his publication:
    AL-Tawbah Library
    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - AL-Riyadh
    P.O. Box 1829 AL-Riyadh 11415
    Tell: 4763421
    Fax: 4774862

    Or

    AL-Jeraisi
    Tel: 4193030
    Mobile: 0504540539

    yanub port in 1762

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    Some of the World's best snorkeling

    by american_tourister Written Jun 5, 2011

    Snorkeling or Scuba Diving in the Red Sea is phenominal. I finally had some friends show up who wanted to go (You don't go alone) and we made our first foray out. Even though the water was choppy and the visibility not so hot I saw enough to make me sure that I want to do it a lot more!

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  • Locomotive on the Hejaz Railway

    by Maganda Updated Feb 5, 2006

    Hadiyyah Station: An abandoned locomotive, which used to run on the Hejaz Railway between Damascus and Makkah. Lawrence of Arabia and his band of Arab cadres sabotaged this Ottoman-controlled railway during the First World War. Sadly this engine has been tipped over to facilitate the looting of the rails and sleepers.

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  • Yanbu in the late 1930s

    by arabian10 Written Feb 27, 2005

    Red Sea sambuqs moored at the waterfront at Yanbu; the port of Madinah, in the late 1930s. Larger vessels in Red Sea ports had to stand off to be unloaded by small harbour boats like the ones in the foreground. ( Steineke 1930s )

    Yanbu old photo

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  • Yanbu Industrial City

    by arabian10 Written Mar 17, 2005

    Yanbu Industrial City

    In existence for only two decades, Yanbu Industrial City is already many things - a model industrial development, an attractive place to live, a community with unlimited potential.

    Part of Yanbu's success is due to nature, and the rest to history and design.

    Nestled on a coastal plain between the Red Sea and the Radhwa Mountains, Yanbu enjoys a location befitting a resort. The Red Sea - world-famous for its crystal waters and spectacular coral reefs - is an open invitation to sailing, snorkeling, and other aquatic sports. A few kilometers inland, the peaks and valleys of the rugged Radhwa range offer scenery that runs the gamut from flourishing oases to unspoiled wilderness.

    History, both ancient and modern, has also had a hand in Yanbu's development. The nearby settement of Yanbu AL-Bahr traces its origins back to pre-Roman times. For centuries, the historic community served as a popular way station for merchants plying the caravan routes of the Arabian peninsula, while its port was a major gateway for pilgrims visiting Makkah and Madinah.

    In the mid - 1970s, the Saudi government selected the Yanbu area as the site for a brand - new industrial city and, to create it launched one of the largest crash construction projects of all times.

    Today, with the first phase of development complete, Yanbu Industrial City is home to over 50 industrial enterprises and some 50.000 people. The new community is already a world center for the transshipment of crude oil and the manufacture and export of hydrocarbon and petrochemical products.

    Yanbu's history may be brief, but its development to date is impressive and its future promising.

    YANBU

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  • The Vision

    by arabian10 Written Mar 17, 2005

    The Vision
    Yanbu Industrial City is the result of a bold vision designed to reduce Saudi Arabia's dependence on crude oil exports, upgrade its precious natural resources, diversify the national economy, and ultimately raise the standard of living of the entire Saudi people.

    This vision originated with the late King Faisal, who commissioned the initial plans for Yanbu and its sister city Jubail on the Arabian Gulf. His successor King Khaled laid the groundwork for the two cities by founding the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu and initiating the projects.

    As Chairman of the Royal Commission for 15 years, King Fahd vigorously implemented the development of these two cornerstones of Saudi Arabia's industrial economy.

    king faisal, king Khalid and king Fahad

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  • YANBU DEDICATION

    by arabian10 Written Mar 17, 2005

    YANBU DEDICATION
    In November 1979, King Khaled visited Yanbu to dedicate the new industrial site.

    At the time, there was little evidence of extensive development at Yanbu, apart from initial housing and basic support facilities. Earthmoving was still the main activity on site, and work was going ahead on several infrastructure projects.

    Only six years later, the first phase of the community's development was essentially complete. Five major industries and numerous support enterprises were in operation, and housing and community facilities had been built for a permanent population of nearly 20.000.

    king Khalid

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  • YANBU MASTER PLAN

    by arabian10 Written Mar 17, 2005

    YANBU MASTER PLAN
    Yanbu Industrial City is located on the Red Sea coast some 350 kilometers north of Jeddah and 19 kilometers south of historic Yanbu AL-Bahr. The project site encompasses 185 square kilometers, most of which is dedicated to industrial activity.

    Yanbu was nominated for development because of its excellent geographic location for exporting petroleum and petrochemical products to Western markets. Pipelines link Yanbu with the Eastern Province oil fields and provide the Kingdom with a strategically important alternative for shipping crude oil, natural gas liquids, and their refined derivatives.

    The master plan for Yanbu, completed in 1977 and updated ten years later, calls for a 24-kilometer linear development along the coastal highway that connects Jeddah with towns to the north. The industrial area is located southeast of the community area and is served by a regular grid of infrastructure corridors.

    The community area, which may eventually house as many as 120.000 people, is subdivided into 14 districts. Each district will be largely self-contained and able to provide a full range of services and facilities to its residents.

    YANBU MASTER PLAN

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  • YANBU CITY CENTER

    by arabian10 Written Mar 17, 2005

    YANBU CITY CENTER
    An important part of the Yanbu Master Plan is the Yanbu city center, a model of which is shown in the photo. Focusing on a circular lagoon on the southern side of the community, the city center is planned as Yanbu's civic, commercial, religious, and cultural heart. Its principal facilities will include government buildings, the main mosque, a cultural center, and waterfront parks. Also proposed for private development are commercial and office buildings, residential housing, and a five-star hotel.

    YANBU CITY CENTER

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  • The Reality

    by arabian10 Written Mar 17, 2005

    The Reality
    Yanbu today is a far cry from the coastal desert that greeted the first site surveyors less than twenty five years ago.

    Today, in the city's industrial park, world-class refining and petrochemical complexes convert oil and natural gas into products for export and into feed-stocks for local manufacturers.

    Nearby, in beautifully landscaped neighborhoods, community residents enjoy excellent housing and a broad range of educational, health and recreational services and facilities.

    Industrial, commercial, and residential development continues as private-sector investors exploit the excellent investment opportunities the city has to offer.

    industrial park

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  • The Reality

    by arabian10 Written Mar 17, 2005

    The Reality
    Yanbu today is a far cry from the coastal desert that greeted the first site surveyors less than twenty five years ago.

    Today, in the city's industrial park, world-class refining and petrochemical complexes convert oil and natural gas into products for export and into feed-stocks for local manufacturers.

    Nearby, in beautifully landscaped neighborhoods, community residents enjoy excellent housing and a broad range of educational, health and recreational services and facilities.

    Industrial, commercial, and residential development continues as private-sector investors exploit the excellent investment opportunities the city has to offer.

    The Reality

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  • The Reality

    by arabian10 Written Mar 17, 2005

    The Reality
    Yanbu today is a far cry from the coastal desert that greeted the first site surveyors less than twenty five years ago.

    Today, in the city's industrial park, world-class refining and petrochemical complexes convert oil and natural gas into products for export and into feed-stocks for local manufacturers.

    Nearby, in beautifully landscaped neighborhoods, community residents enjoy excellent housing and a broad range of educational, health and recreational services and facilities.

    Industrial, commercial, and residential development continues as private-sector investors exploit the excellent investment opportunities the city has to offer.

    industrial park

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