ThePlace: Jubbat Hail, an old caravan route through the Nefud Desert

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Updated 26 October 2019

ThePlace: Jubbat Hail, an old caravan route through the Nefud Desert

  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2015, It is a beautiful desert destination visited by thousands of tourists from around the world every year

Jubbat Hail, in the Hail region of northeast Saudi Arabia, is on an old caravan route through the Nefud Desert.
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. Some of these rock carvings show men wearing headgear, birds, monkeys, gazelles, and two animals pulling a wheeled cart.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2015, It is a beautiful desert destination visited by thousands of tourists from around the world every year.


Car crashes into door at Makkah Grand Mosque door

Updated 8 min 55 sec ago

Car crashes into door at Makkah Grand Mosque door

  • Police say driver in ‘abnormal’ condition

RIYADH: Saudi security authorities arrested a man who crashed his car into one of the doors of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah on Friday, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) announced early Saturday.

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

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

 

"Thanks to God, no one was hurt," said the report.

It said investigators have found that the driver of the car was a Saudi citizen "in an abnormal condition." 

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