Jun 9, 2017

The Red Sand Dune in Riyadh

In the Philippines, we have famous white sand beaches but here in Saudi, they have famous red sand sans the beaches. The sand is so soft and pure that you want walk barefoot. 


Well, Red Sand is a well-known tourist attraction among Filipinos. It's where most of us go during our free time. It's only about an hour or less away from the main city of Riyadh. It's actually a place where we can ride an ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) along the red sand hills, see camels, or just enjoy the view (or weather during winter) and eat our prepared meal. 

If you love riding ATVs like me, you'll enjoy it but be careful 'coz there are some parts that are steep and you might lose your balance and fall just like what happened to my other workmates. Fortunately, they only had minor injuries. 

When you get tired riding the ATV, you can find a spot to sit down, relax and enjoy the cool breeze of winter. 

Or you can play with the sand like we used to when we were kids. LOL 

Camels! I got a little with them, I thought they will come near me. Hahaha!

The view on top is superb! (The fog was really thick. That's how cold it was that time.)

The best time to come is during winter since summer here is really hot. You can bring your own food/snack just in case because there's no restaurant or any food store here.

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  1. I remember going to Red Sand about 10 years ago. My husband and son rode an ATV. It's a very popular place to visit in Riyadh. It's a site you don't get to see in the Philippines.

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    1. Yes, there's no red sand in the Philippines and it's where we usually go at winter.

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  2. Wow! Never been into Saudi. I'm looking forward to this. Thanks for sharing po. :-)


    Joseph (liliwtsinelas.com)

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  3. Wow! I'd love to visit Saudi someday... my dad used to work there as an OFW, I'd have to ask if he has had the same experience like you riding an ATV in the red sands! I rode an ATV once- it was scary, I was holding on tightly to the driver! lol.

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    1. It's actually pretty scary riding an ATV here as there are steep parts on the desert.

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  4. Looks like you had fun with the red sand dune. I wish we that too here noh? Are the camels friendly?

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    1. Yeah, it was really fun. Th camels are nice. =)

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  5. First of all, I would like to say that I love the theme of your blog. I love the pink and gold combination.

    Secondly, the red sand looks very exciting as well as riding the ATV. I wish I could experience that as well.

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    1. The you so much. I really love my new blog theme and its color combination.

      I really had fun riding the ATV. =)

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  6. That's such a beautiful place to visit. I've never tried riding an ATV before but it really looks like fun especially at a place like that.

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    1. Yes, the place is really beautiful and you'll really like it there.

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  7. This place is amazing! Perfect for site seeing, adventures, and just hang out with family and friends. Thanks for sharing awesome photos.
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