ThePlace: Al-Qarah Mountain in Al-Ahsa

Al-Qarah Mountain. (Photo/Saudi Tourism)
Updated 04 May 2019
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ThePlace: Al-Qarah Mountain in Al-Ahsa

Al-Qarah Mountain located to the east of Al-Ahsa, is a major tourism attraction and natural and historical landmark in the Kingdom.

It covers an area of 1,400 hectares and consists of sedimentary rocks towering 70 meters high. Its caves have their own distinctive climate and the mountain is associated with Ras Al-Qarah — a rocky peak in the center of Al-Qarah town.

Al-Qarah Mountain, which is 210 meters above sea level and formed by limestone, draws visitors from Saudi Arabia, Gulf states and countries throughout the world. Temperatures inside the mountain are surprisingly low in summer and high in winter. This photo of Al-Qarah Mountain was taken by the Saudi photographer Wajdi Al-Mensari as part of the Colors of Saudi competition. 

Correction: A previous headline stated Al-Qarah Mountain is in Asir, it is not. It’s in Al-Ahsa.


Saudi Arabia offers one million sim cards and internet access to Hajj pilgrims

Updated 16 July 2019
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Saudi Arabia offers one million sim cards and internet access to Hajj pilgrims

  • The move aims to serve pilgrims who are keen to communicate with their dearest ones back home

MAKKAH: One million sim cards and free internet will be offered as gifts to pilgrims performing Hajj this year upon arriving at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia.

The initiative is part of a program aimed at serving pilgrims who are keen to communicate with their nearest and dearest back home.

A field team will be working 24 hours during the Hajj season to offer this service to the arriving pilgrims so that they can share their experience with their families.

The project comes as part of  efforts by the Kingdom to serve pilgrims under directions by King Salman and the Crown Prince to allow pilgrims to perform their rituals with ease.