SAUDI ARABIA FROM ABOVE
An ancient village with traditional mud houses near the southwestern city of Najran. An increasing number of these mud houses have been abandoned in favor of modern ones, but Saudi families like keeping them for weekend getaways or social events such as weddings or Ramadan gatherings. This frequent use means that these 200-year- old houses remain well-maintained. Many Saudis also like building a modern house close to their old family one.