Saturday, May 30, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
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
|SUSPENSION RAILS HANGER|
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Abha 11 Tunnels going to Mohayil and Jizan is a part of Asir Region of Saudi Arabia
Abha (Arabic: أبها 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.
|Traffic in approaching tunnel|
|Tunnel under the rocks mountain|
|Small Bridge upside tunnel|
|Road through tunnel|
|The Long Tunnel|
|Deep and dangerous|
|Leaving Abha 11 Tunnels|
|Base land of 11 Tunnels|
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
King Fahd Causeway
The King Fahd Causeway (Arabic: جسر 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:
- From Al-Aziziyyah, south of Khobar, to the Border Station on Passport Island
- From the Border Station to Nasan Island in Bahrain
- 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
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?
Did you know the health benefits of this 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
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 Organization, road 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
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 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.
|Al Faham, Authentic Arabian Grilled Chicken|
Try this finger lickin' Arabian dish, you may forget your name but you will never forget Saudi Arabia and Faham itself.
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.