Saturday, May 30, 2015

One of the Best Food in Saudi Arabia


Kefta Kabob, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is not only known to the World as second largest oil producer and largest exporter but also the land where the world’s most delicious food is sold on nearly every street corner. Top of the line is Kefta Kabob.

Kefta, is particularly ground beef, ground lamb or a combination of two, usually well-seasoned with salt, cumin, paprika, minced onion, coriander and parsley. Grilled Kefta Kabob is very juicy and delicious bbq treat. Tasting it fresh out of the kitchen will send your stomach into overdrive. Perfect partner, Kuboos - Arabic Bread usually baked in hot oven. Traditional food of all Arabs. 

Hummus
The dipping sauce – Hummus is made from premium cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic.  The savory deep is just irresistible. And don’t worry if you just can’t stop dipping Kuboos in hummus – it’s one of the healthiest foods to consume.

Green Salad
Grab a side of Green Salad known as Salata. Variations include those made with cucumbers, a little ground black pepper, tomatoes, a bundle of fresh parsley, salt and lemon juice that’ll have your nose running before the spoon even hits your lips.

Boodle Fight
Loosen your belt and prepare to Attack!!! :)


Travel and visit Saudi Arabia and put on your list the popular Kefta Kabob - you won't regret trying one of the best food in the Kingdom.







King Abdullah Road Exit 10 Riyadh Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah Road the newest fast lane road accessible to passage tunnel short cuts to Malaz, Rabwa, and city center. New design wide road with finest superb lighting at night,


Under contraction the railway at the center of the road going to Dammam, a new on going project all over the Kingdom.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hanging Bridge Riyadh Saudi Arabia


Suspension Bridge, Wadi Laban


The Hanging Bridge of Riyadh is located 10 km South of Riyadh City Center. The bridge is made up of iron steel with a magnificent triangular design.


 The bridges cost of 190 Million Saudi Riyals

SPLIT TONES
LANDSCAPE VIEW

PORTRAIT VIEW

PANORAMA VIEW

SUSPENSION RAILS HANGER

Sheeps that flock together stay together.

SHEEP
"Ovis Aries"

Sheep  \ˈshēp\
Species: Ovis Aries

Arabic: kharouf (male)
            na'aja   (female)

Sheep (Ovis Aries) may be the first domesticated ruminant, tamed by nomadic people in the Middle East and Asia 11,000 years ago, perhaps even before agriculture gave rise to civilization. Thousands of years before sheep appear in the writings of Abrahamic faiths, they were slaughtered for religious rituals. Sheep is one of the animals mentioned by name in the Qur’an. 

Sheep are gregarious in nature; they flock together or love to be with a group. They are defenseless for the most part against predators. Sheep in other hand are precocial; they have a high degree of independence at birth that they can stand on their feet shortly after birth.
Sheep meat and milk were one of the earliest staple proteins consumed by human civilization. Sheep meat prepared for food is known as either mutton or lamb. Mutton refers to a meat of an adult sheep. A sheep in its first year is called a lamb; and its meat is also called lamb which is the most expensive.

A sheep is believed to have become the most expensive animal trade of the year in Saudi Arabia after selling for 1 million riyals.
               



Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Abha 11 Tunnels

Abha 11 Tunnels going to  Mohayil and Jizan is a part of Asir Region of Saudi Arabia

Abha (Arabicأبها‎ Abhā) is the capital of Asir province in Saudi Arabia. It is situated 2,200 meters above sea level in the fertile mountains of south-western Saudi Arabia, near Asir National Park. Abha's mild climate makes it a popular tourist destination for Saudis.


Abha is located in the southern region of Asir at an elevation of 2270 meters (7448 feet) above sea level. Abha lies on the western edge of Mount al-Hijaz, near Jabal Sawda, claimed by some to be the highest peak in Saudi Arabia.
Baboon 

Traffic in approaching tunnel




Tunnel under the rocks mountain

Tunnel

Inside Tunnel


Small Bridge upside tunnel

Road through tunnel

The Long Tunnel

Approaching Tunnels 

Deep and dangerous

Leaving Abha 11 Tunnels

Base land of 11 Tunnels


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

King Fahd Causeway

King Fahd Causeway

The King Fahd Causeway (Arabicجسر الملك فهد‎, Jisr al-Malik Fahd) is a series of bridges and causeways connecting Saudi Arabiaand Bahrain. The idea of constructing the causeway was based on improving the links and bonds between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Surveying of the maritime began in 1968, and construction began in 1981 and continued until 1986, when it was officially opened to the public.

The idea of building a bridge linking the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Eastern region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had been enticing the two kingdoms for generations. The idea was born out of King Saud's wish to nurture and further solidify the brotherly bond between the two Kingdoms, during an official visit to the State of Bahrain in 1954.



The project cost a total of US$800 million (SAR3 billion). One of the major contractors of the project was Ballast Nedam, based in the Netherlands. It is unclear how many workers were engaged in the construction of the Causeway. The four-lane road is 25 km (16 mi) long and approximately 23 m (75 ft) wide, and was built using 350,000 m3(12,000,000 cu ft) of concrete along with 47,000 metric tonnes of reinforced steel. The causeway was constructed in three segments starting from Saudi Arabia:
  1. From Al-Aziziyyah, south of Khobar, to the Border Station on Passport Island
  2. From the Border Station to Nasan Island in Bahrain
  3. From Nasan island to the Al-Jasra, west of Manama, on the main island of Bahrain


Strict quality control regimes were established to ensure durability of the structure. In this regard, Al Hoty Stanger Ltd, the premier testing laboratory with SASO accreditation, was contracted to perform relevant civil materials testing on both sides of the causeway project.

As of 2010, it is estimated that number of vehicles using the causeway is about 25,104 daily. The total number of travelers across the causeway from both countries in the year 2010 was 19.1 million passengers, or an average of 52,450 passengers per day.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Date Fruit

Date Fruit 

The date palm, mentioned more than any other fruit-bearing plant in the Qur’an, is a symbol often ASSOCIATED with Islam and Muslims. Throughout the month of Ramadan, dates are a common ingredient in the Muslim diet.
Did you know the health benefits of this fruit?
The following nutritional data outlines some of the key nutrients found in dates, and is based on a 100g serving of the fruit.
  • Fiber – 6.7 grams. 27% RDA.
  • Potassium – 696 milligrams. 20% RDA.
  • Copper – 0.4 milligrams. 18% RDA.
  • Manganese – 0.3 milligrams. 15% RDA.
  • Magnesium – 54 milligrams. 14% RDA.
  • Vitamin B6 – 0.2 milligrams. 12% RDA.
Note: Dates are high in sugar content – coming in at a whopping 66.5 grams per 100 gram serving of the fruit. It is recommended to lessen sugar consumption as much as possible, even when the sugar is being consumed from fruit.



Phoenix dactylifera (date or date palm) is a flowering plant species in the palm family Arecaceae, cultivated for its edible sweet fruit. Although its place of origin is unknown because of long cultivation, it probably originated from lands around Iraq. 


The species is widely cultivated and is reportedly naturalized in Australia, Spain, North Africa, the Canary Islands, Madeira, Cape Verde, the Sahel region of Africa, Mauritius, Réunion, Afghanistan, Pakistan (Khairpur), India, Israel, Iran, China, (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan), Fiji, New Caledonia, the United States (California, Nevada, Arizona, Florida, Puerto Rico), northern Mexico, El Salvador, the Leeward Islands, theCayman Islands, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. Phoenix dactylifera grows 70–75 feet (21–23 m) in height, growing singly or forming a clump with several stems from a single root system. The leaves are 4–6 metres (13–20 ft) long, with spines on the petiole, and pinnate, with about 150 leaflets; the leaflets are 30 cm (12 in) long and 2 cm (0.79 in) wide. The full span of the crown ranges from 6–10 m (20–33 ft).  


The date fruit and tree were dear to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the word “date” is mentioned in the Holy Qur’an more than 20 times.
While the date palm tree is called “nakhl,” the fruit is called “tamr” in Arabic.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Ships of the Desert

Saudi Arabian Camel
"Ships of the desert" 


camel  \'ka-məl\

arabic (جمل jamal).

noun

  • a humped back, long-necked mammal of Arid Country with long slender legs. Camels has one or two large humps consist of stored fat, which they can metabolize to survive for long periods without food or drink.

Don't you know that Camel Racing is also a popular sport in Saudi Arabia?

Camel racing has a long Arabian history. An ancient tradition organize by Bedouin Tribe for many centuries. Like horse racing, professional camel racing is an event competing in the middle of the vast desert to get to the finish line. It is more fun and also tourist attraction. 
Nowadays, camel racing are held at stadium in a large circular track.




Road Accident in Riyadh

Road Accident
With the highest rate of road accidents and fatalities in the region, the Kingdom has among the world’s most dangerous roads.


Statistics from the General Directorate of Traffic show that the Kingdom has 23 deaths per 100,000 people, with on average 19.1 road fatalities occurring daily.


According to the World Health Organizationroad traffic injuries caused an estimated 1.24 million deaths worldwide in the year 2010, slightly down from 1.26 million in 2000. That is one person is killed every 25 seconds. Only 28 countries, representing 449 million people (7% of the world’s population), have adequate laws that address all five risk factors (speed, drink–driving, helmets, seat-belts and child restraints). Over a third of road traffic deaths in low- and middle-income countries are among pedestrians and cyclists. However, less than 35% of low- and middle-income countries have policies in place to protect these road users.


Sand Storm in Dammam Road

Sand Storm in Dammam Road


A dust storm or sand storm is a meteorological phenomenon common in arid and semi-arid regions. Dust storms arise when a gust front or other strong wind blows loose sand and dirt from a dry surface. Particles are transported by saltation and suspension, a process that moves soil from one place and deposits it in another. 

See Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmTI6Nru1QQ

A sandstorm can transport and carry large volumes of sand unexpectedly. Dust storms can carry large amounts of dust, with the leading edge being composed of wall of thick dust as much as 1.6 km (0.99 mi) high.
Dust storms have also been shown to increase the spread of disease across the globe. Virus spores in the ground are blown into the atmosphere by the storms with the minute particles then acting like urban smog or acid rain.
Dust storms cause soil loss from the dry lands, and worse, they preferentially remove organic matter and the nutrient-rich lightest particles, thereby reducing agricultural productivity. Also the abrasive effect of the storm damages young crop plants. Dust storms also reduced visibility affecting aircraft and road transportation. In addition dust storms also create problems due to complications of breathing in dust.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Fishing at Alkhubar

Fishing at Alkhubar

Fishing is amusing and exhilarating things with every OFW or other nationality in AlKhubar Beach. Every day and night, you can find many fishing rods in the coasts. 


They catch only for consumption in their picnic or camping.

As you know, fishing using fishnets are not allowed or else you have permits, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; it is prohibited to install fishing nets near the coasts utilizing the tide and ebb of the waves to capture fish and other aquatic organisms. Fishing and installing nets near petroleum, military and industrial establishments shall be prohibited. It shall be unlawful to employ prohibited fishing techniques harmful to living aquatic resources such as explosives, chemical and poisonous substances and electrical means.

FAHAM

Al Faham, Authentic Arabian Grilled Chicken
Saudi Arabia not only known to the World as Second Largest Oil Exporter but also to it's Authentic Arabian Grilled Chicken popularly known as "FAHAM", marinated in Arabian spices and barbecued in charcoal grill. Served with rice (mostly long grain), vegetables, raisins, fries and a light sauce with crushed garlic and chilies.
Try this finger lickin' Arabian dish, you may forget your name but you will never forget Saudi Arabia and Faham itself.

Hidden Valley


Hidden Valley most Filipinos favorite picnic area

Hidden Valley Riyadh
Like Red Sand the Hidden Valley is discovery of most Filipinos want to explore around Saudi Arabia, A perfect picnic area for Eid Holidays and parties most of them are families and relatives or friends to meet new friends and developed as a lover.

The Hike

The Barbecue