ThePlace: The Maghaer Shuaib located west of Tabuk

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Updated 15 August 2020

ThePlace: The Maghaer Shuaib located west of Tabuk

  • This photograph was taken by Safyah Sendy as part of the Colors of Saudi competition

The Maghaer Shuaib seems to appear from nowhere in the reddish desert west of Tabuk — its elegantly carved facades and tombs built into the sandstone rocks recalling Petra in Jordan and Hegra at AlUla.
Having fled Egypt, Moses lived here for a decade under the patronage of the Prophet Shuaib, who had been impressed by Moses’ chivalry and offered his daughter’s hand in marriage.
Moses eventually returned to Egypt, but it’s easy to imagine that this beautiful place stayed with him. This photograph was taken by Safyah Sendy as part of the Colors of Saudi competition.


Saudi Arabia records less than 500 new COVID-19 cases for first time in 5 months

Updated 20 September 2020

Saudi Arabia records less than 500 new COVID-19 cases for first time in 5 months

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 310,439
  • The total number of deaths has increased to 4,485

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 483 new cases of the coronavirus, the first time the number has been below the 500 mark since mid-April.
Of the new cases, 64 were recorded in Jeddah, 42 in Makkah, 30 in Riyadh, 23 in Madinah and 17 in Dammam.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 310,439 after 1,009 more patients recovered from the virus.
The total number of deaths in the Kingdom increased to 4,485 after 27 more people succumbed to the virus.