ThePlace: Najran Valley Dam, an important water supply in southwest Saudi Arabia

Time: 19 June 2021

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During the rainy season, when the dam is filled with water, the location is especially picturesque and serene
The imposing Najran Valley Dam in southwest Saudi Arabia not only has an important water supply function but is also set in a scenic location.
Around 25 kilometers from the city of Najran, the arch dam was completed in 1981 and is Saudi government owned.
As well as supplying water, the dam controls flooding and collects run-off water from the valley, releasing it slowly throughout the year. Roads with sharp bends and tunnels wind their way along the Najran Valley — one of the largest on the peninsula — to the dam built on a river course that divides the city.
During the rainy season, when the dam is filled with water, the location is especially picturesque and serene.

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ThePlace: Jubbat Hail, an old caravan route through Saudi Arabia’s Nefud Desert

08/06/19

Jubbat Hail, in the Hail region of northeast Saudi Arabia, is on an old caravan route through the Nefud Desert.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2015, recent government investment has improved the facilities available to the public there.

It is one of the largest and most significant archaeological sites in Saudi Arabia, due to its rock inscriptions and carvings dating to the Mesolithic period.It is a beautiful desert destination visited by thousands of tourists from around the world every year. This photo was taken by Hir Bart as part of the Colors of Saudi competition.

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