SAUDI ARABIA FROM ABOVE
Vew of an old village with traditional mud houses and gardens on the outskirts of the southern city of Dhahran Al Janub. The architecture bears a similarity to the famous Yemeni city of Shibam, which is called the Manhattan of the Desert. Yemen is only 10 kilometers away. Dhahran Al Janub is not located in the desert but it also deserves such a nickname. The gardens remain well-kept and were used to offer a means of escape in case of tribal raids and defeat.