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Located 45 km off the southern shores of the Kingdom’s Red Sea coastline, the homes were built using nothing more than elements found in nature. (Photos/ Getty Images) photos

Saudi Arabian ‘treasure islands’ set for return to former glories

  • From coral to stone, Saudi Arabia’s southern-most island homes are an architectural wonder
  • Presence of Sabean and Himyaritic inscriptions in the houses are dated back more than 2,000 years
By Tareq Al-Thaqafi ·