Edge of the World, Riyadh

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    Call the desert's bluff

    by mikey_e Written Nov 20, 2012

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    The Edge of the World is a spectacular escarpment or bluff in the middle of the desert about an hour or hour and a half to the west of Riyadh. It is best to go there with someone who has been there before (and who has a reliable GPS), as getting to the spot requires knowledge of a track that is off the paved highway. You should also have a well-built SUV or truck, as a small car is likely to have its undercarriage punctured by a rock. It's best to go out to the Edge of the World a couple of hours before dusk on a relatively calm day (i.e. when there is not a lot of wind or particulate matter in the air). The daylight will allow you to photograph the escarpment and the fingers of Allah (craggy, sharply pointed spindles of rock that jut out of the floor of the desert). As the sun goes down and the desert prepares for one of its beautiful sunsets, your vantage point will provide you with an exquisite view of one of nature's glories.

    Sunset at the edge of the world A finger of God A crevice in the escarpment A long view of the escarpment The sun-dried earth
    Related to:
    • Desert
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Mountain Climbing

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    Edge of the World

    by Cielo_Algaeed Updated Apr 10, 2007

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    This can be a things to do tip or off the beaten path tip

    Edge of the World is located up straight from the Acacia Valley. This place is also called the rock framed window because from the cliffs you can see a dramatic view of the plains below.

    The view wasnt clear when we went there coz its very windy and dusty but a little glimpse from down below is really relaxing.

    Climb up the cliff and breath the fresh air...relax and feel the atmosphere :-) It was one of a kind experienced especially when it was just me and my hubby who were at the area.

    The desert travel was a bit scary worrying about flat tires, engine failure and taking the very steepy slopes and rocky roads. Nevertheless, it was a fun and memorable experienced.

    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel
    • Mountain Climbing
    • Road Trip

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  • May 4, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Hello everyone, I am a Saudi man and I already went to this place the edge of the world with my friends of a U.S. citizen working in a vinyl company.Place away from Riyadh about an hour and a half.
    It was a wonderful place stands on the edge of the mountains
    My advice to those who decide to go to go with someone who knows the right way
    Must be a four-wheel-drive car
    Best starting early in the morning and enjoy the place before the heat
    I am ready for any questions or help............ just send me an email n898n@hotmail.com

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