Jun 15, 2017

Khamsa Khamsa Park, Riyadh

Al Haeer Park which is often called by Filipinos as Khamsa Khamsa Park because its entrance fee is 5 SAR ('Khamsa' is the arabic of five) but it's now 10 SAR. This is the go-to place of our Kababayans especially on weekends to relax, cook barbecue, do videoke, etc. It is also a place where women can remove their abaya but make sure you are dressed properly or else the muttawa (religious police) might see you... you know what I mean if you live here. Hahahah! 


There's nothing much especial here in this place but it's good to spend time here with your friends and family. 


One thing I've noticed here in Saudi is that they only have a few different types of trees. If I'm not mistaken, I only saw less than five varieties. You'll see dates trees anywhere just like here in Khamsa Khamsa. 


You can roam around the area by car or you can just walk but the park is really wide so we preferred the first one. 

Vandalizm. Tsk Tsk Tsk.... 

There are some cute structures where you take selfies there. 

What's fun about this place is that there's a hanging bridge that you can cross to. It's a little bit scary because by the looks of it, I feel like can fall off any time soon. Hahaha! 

After checking around the place, you can set-up a table and chairs under the shade of dates tress and take a rest and enjoy the food you've prepared. 



There's actually so much more to explore in this park that we were not able to visit. There are also small cottages that you can rent; it's usually where our fellow Filipinos celebrate birthdays, eat and sing the videoke.

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  1. I don't think I've been to this park. I must admit that I stayed 12 years in KSA but have not visited a lot of popular places Pinoys visit.

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    1. It's actually not that easy to go out here, aside from our hectic schedule at work, it's not safe to go out without a group.

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  2. I am sure a lot of Filipinos mingled at this park since it's Father's day! Thanks for the trip! I've never been to Saudi yet.

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  3. Looks like a fun place to go to on your free time and spend time with our Kababayans.

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  4. What an interesting place to visit and have a picnic. Would love to see the rest of it. Isn't it too hot there though?

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    1. We go here during winter so it wouldn't be that hot.

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  5. Thank you for bringing us to Riyadh. I never thought it has beautiful places like this other than the deserts. Looking forward to more photos of Riyadh's beautiful places.

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    1. Thanks. I hope I could go out more to share to you the amazing places here in Riyadh, KSA.

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  6. My husband is in Exit 34 now (previous work place was in Exit 8), he works for Maestro but I don't think he's been here. He's been to the red sand twice and to Heet Cave. You're right, schedule is one problem for them too. Kaya nakakagala lang sila during Ramadan.

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    1. I haven't been to Heet Cave yet, hopefully someday I'll be able to visit that place. Your husband is lucky at least he can go out during Ramadan. I still have work on Ramadan. LOL

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  7. It has nothing to enjoy about that place. It is too bare for me as I see it in your pictures posted. Anyway, If I were there, whatever matters I won't dare to cross the hanging bridge. As you have said, it is too scary. I have fear in height.

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    1. Somehow we still get to enjoy eating and bonding with friends here. For us, it's a place to chill and unwind outside our busy and stressful work.

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