ThePlace: Saudi Arabia’s Zabal Castle

(Photo/Colors of Saudi)
Updated 28 July 2019

ThePlace: Saudi Arabia’s Zabal Castle

Built on the ruins of a Nabataean castle on a 50-meter rocky outcrop in the city of Sakaka in northwest Saudi Arabia, Zabal Castle consists of a reservoir and four towers that are connected by a single wall. 

The castle is believed to have been built 300 years ago, and is open to anyone fascinated by the rich Arab history this region has to offer.

This photo was taken by Ziyad Allahim as part of the Colors of Saudi competition. 


Saudi Arabia announces 36 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 22 min 13 sec ago

Saudi Arabia announces 36 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 257,269
  • A total of 3,269 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 36 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,569 new cases of the disease on Wednesday.
Of the new cases, 78 were recorded in the capital Riyadh, 75 in Hail, 68 in Makkah and 66 in Jeddah.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 257,269 after 2,151 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 3,269 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.