A friend who is moving away in a few months said one of the things he would miss most about Saudi Arabia was the off-road driving. There is definitely a lot of opportunity for off-road driving around here, especially for people who like to camp or enjoy the outdoors.
One afternoon Jose’s friend asked if we wanted to take a short drive out into the desert around Thuwal just to get out of KAUST and let our dogs roam free for a bit. It was probably a 20-minute drive to this place. Absolutely no people around here.
Casper doesn’t get out of KAUST very much (like us) so he was pretty happy.
We ate some snacks and had some (non-alcoholic) beer while the dogs salivated beside us.
A nice afternoon spent with friends and dogs.
This is also a nice spot for star gazing and camping during the cooler months.