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  • Thanksgiving outside Riyadh
    Thanksgiving outside Riyadh
    by atufft
  • Canyon Lands Outside Riyadh
    Canyon Lands Outside Riyadh
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  • End of a Canyon outside Riyadh
    End of a Canyon outside Riyadh
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  • activity in saudia arabia

    by asdksjanknbcakjs Written Oct 18, 2008

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    hi i live in riyadh in eid campound before seeing the camp i imagine that there are no liberty no activity but when i go into the campound it looks like clubmed it s bid there are 5 swimming pools a reception a restaurant a boowling,pimg pong,billard... and every months the camp propose a variety of activity. he organize for halloween,thanks giving,christmas,easter etc... you cannot believe that it existes in saudia arabia. you can wear the way u like mini short mini skirt etc you are free IN THE CAMPOUND

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    Picnic

    by Cielo_Algaeed Updated Feb 23, 2007

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    Picnic or Camping is one of the famous activity in Riyadh. Having hundreds of sand dunes and deserts to explore, families and friends travel together during weekends and holidays just to be away from the city. A simple yet fun thing to do.

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    Camping in the Desert Canyon Lands

    by atufft Written Jun 2, 2006

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    In the winter months, taking a 4x4 into the canyon land areas west of Riyadh provides some relief from urban chaos. We would gather together a group of interested people and several 4x4 vehicles. One time teachers from the American School and ourselves celebrated Thanksgiving in the Canyon Lands. Traveling time is about an hour on the highway until an exit empties onto an unpaved road. As the road winds up and over a saddle, rock formations tower above. The road becomes increasingly rough and eventually we are required to shift into 4 wheel drive. In the general valley where we often went, there might be another group in the canyon, and so we would drive on until we found a box canyon all to ourselves. In this area, we rarely found even a goat herdsman with his flock. The moonscape of rubble furnished very little to feed even in winter, but we had to careful where we pitched the tent. A thunderstorm could easily produce a flash flood through out camp. See the tips on shopping for camping gear and where to buy it. This is a good family trip.

    Thanksgiving outside Riyadh Canyon Lands Outside Riyadh Peak Towers over the Unpaved Road End of a Canyon outside Riyadh
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    Al Thimama desert

    by DunaKal Updated Dec 17, 2005

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    If you like to just sit and look at the sun set in the desert ,this is the place to go to!
    You will find many people camping there.
    Just note one thing,as a custom you should not park your car next to a family,it`s considerd rude.....
    try to look for similar singles and park you car there,you can set your tent to camp too.

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    • Desert
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