Monkey Mountain Near Khamis Mushayt, Saudi Arabia

•June 15, 2008 • 4 Comments

Located 7500 ft. above sea level in the Asir Provence near the village of Khamis Mushayt, Saudi Arabia. Named for the monkeys that live on the mountain.


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•July 22, 2010 • Leave a Comment
Wild Camels roaming Nefud Desert.

Wild Camels roaming Nefud Desert.

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Saudi Arabian Celebation Dinner or as Westerners tranlate a ‘Goat Grab’

•January 16, 2009 • 8 Comments

Saudia Arabia feast of roast lamb, rice, raisins, seeds, etc.

Goat Grab Party Wemon and Children Saudi Arabia

Lamb or goat, rice, banana, raisens, tobulie (chopped tomatoe, cucumber onion and spices), dates, oranges, arabic bread (flat bread), and seeds.

This meal is eaten with your fingers by scooping up the rice in a ball and pulling the hot meat off of the carcus. If you are a guest of an important person there will be a guard/servant nearby with a very sharp 12″ dagger to slice off the best parts of the lamb or goat for the guest. Guests, men and sons eat first followed by the help or women and daughters. If there are non family members present the women and girls will likely have there own tray of meat and rice in a secluded room by themselves as was the case in the above photo. Supprisingly I was allowed into the room by the hsband to take the photo.

Saudi Arabia Arab Men at Dinner Goat Grab

Goat Grab Najran Saudi Arabia 1978

Goat Grab 2 Najran Saudi Arabia 1978

Washing Hands Following Dinner-Goat Grab 1978

Following one of these dinners guests and first round of diners will be offered hand washing along with scented ointment to refresh the hands.

Children at Home in Saudi Arabia

•January 16, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Young Girl Hagle Saudi Arabia

Young Girls Aquaba Jordan

Family Street Scene Aquaba Jordan

Young Girl 1978 Najran Saudi Arabia

Young Boy Najran 1978 Saudi Arabia

Boys Riding Donkey, Khamis Mushayt, Saudi Arabia

Arab children tend to be shy when a photographer approaches just like most children world wide. Getting them to smile is easy. Their dress is the standard thobe that nearly everyone wears to play and work. Sometimes in the home in young families you will see pants and shirt but never in public except for select business men who may travel internationally.

Arab Woman and Veils in Saudi Arabia

•January 16, 2009 • 4 Comments

Veils sometimes worn by Saudi  women when in public. These pictures are from selected sites on the Internet and represent different geographical sections of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Woman Veil 38 - Internet


Saudi Woman Veil 20 - Internet


Veil Negev Ber Sheva - Internet


Veil Girl Najran - Internet

Bedouin woman from Najran (Saudi Arabia) photo by Mauger Thierry


Veil Girl Najran 2 - Internet

Hobab Bedouin woman from Bilad Qahtan (Saudi Arabia) photo by Mauger Thierry


Veil Dahm Yam al Murrah - Internet

Dahm Bedouin woman from Rub al-Khali (between Yemen and Saudi Arabia) photo by Mauger Thierry


Arab Man and Wife Tent Najran Saudi Arabia-Interrnet

Hobab Bedouin couple from Bilad Qahtan (Saudi Arabia) photo by Mauger Thierry

From book “Femmes d’ Arabia” by Mauger Thierry

It should be noted that western women who marry a Saudi man when living in Saudi Arabia will be expected to wear one of these veils (for elegance) or typically a black cover of her face when in public. Veils and other black garment are not usually worn in the home around family, brothers, fathers and sons. But when non family men are present in the home the black garments are typically required with the head covered by at least some type of scarf.

Flowers and Plants Saudi Arabia

•November 13, 2008 • Leave a Comment


Flowers and Plants grown in Saudi Arabia from seeds & bulbs imported from elsewhere. Soil is very rich in nutrients but requires much watering as rain fall in minimal.

Turkish Fort Ruins (from Ottoman Empire days), Asir Province, Najran Province, Tobuk Province Saudi Arabia

•August 14, 2008 • 2 Comments

Turkish Fort Ruins, Asir Provance

Turkish Fork ruins panorama along the rim of the escarpment in the Asir Province. Looking North with the escarpment to the left. The location was ideal to observe and defend a major road leading to and from the Red Sea via the escarpment. That ancient road is now a four lane black topped highway.

Ruins inside the fort.

Graves of soldiers and others below the fort to the North.

Turkish Fort high above an ancient route between Yemen to the South and Arabia to the North. This route has been in existence for at least 2500 years and probably longer. Thought to be the ancient route used to bring incense, fruit, and other commerce from Yamen to Arabia and beyond for thousands of years. The Queen of Sheba (ancient Yemen) may have passed this way on her way to visit King Soloman from Old Testament times. Site is located South of Najran in Najran Province of Saudi Arabia.

Turkish Fort in the Tobuk Province. This fort was located on an oasis. entering the ruins the water flowed from a stoned walled ground reservoir. The area was surrounded with palm trees. One of the individuals pictured in November 1976 was an antiquities guard.

Saudi Arabia, Houses in the Mountains or Escarpment

•August 9, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Habala, Asir Province, Saudi Arabia. During past centuries some inhabitants of this area built their home into the side of the escarpment making it difficult for aggressors to attack them. These houses needed to be supplied with necessities which were lowered by pulley from above by friends and neighbors.

WikipediA :Habala is a small mountain village in the ‘Asir province of Saudi Arabia. It was originally inhabited by a tribal community known as the “flower men” because of their custom of wearing garlands of dried herbs and flowers in their hair. In the past, the village was only accessible by rope ladder, and in fact, the name Habala comes from the Arabic word for rope.