Red Sand in northeastern Riyadh has become a popular weekend destination among Saudis and expatriates who are fond of the desert.
It is an hour’s drive along winding roads. Mountainous areas, ancient date forests and green hills and valleys can be seen along the way.
“You could rent four-wheelers to ride around the area, like we do whenever we go there on weekends or Eid holidays.
One advantage is that visitors make it a point to pick up any litter before they leave the place, he said, probably because they want others to do the same as well.