ThePlace: Stunning landscapes make Saudi Arabia's Wadi Rum a must-see tourist destination

Photo/Saudi Tourism
Updated 11 May 2019

ThePlace: Stunning landscapes make Saudi Arabia's Wadi Rum a must-see tourist destination

Wadi Rum, in Tabuk, is characterized by beautiful landscapes and sand dunes embracing beautiful rock formations. The region is one of the desert tourism destinations in the Kingdom.
This photo by the photographer Mohammed Al-Mwais was a prize-winner in Colors of Saudi competition organized by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage.


WATCH: Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

Updated 3 min 38 sec ago

WATCH: Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

  • Police say driver in ‘abnormal’ condition

RIYADH: Video footage captured the dramatic moment a car was driven at high speed across the courtyard of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, before finally smashing into one of the doors on Friday night.

Saudi security authorities then arrested a man who was pulled from the car, state news agency SPA reported.

Reports suggest the car was driven at high speed on a road surrounding the southern square the Grand Mosque, also known Masjid Haramain, SPA added, quoting the official spokesman of Makkah region, Sultan Al-Dossari.

He said the incident happened at around 10:30 p.m..

No one was hurt in the incident the report added.

Investigators said the driver of the car was a Saudi citizen who was “in an abnormal condition.” 

The offender is being referred to the Public Prosecution office, it said.