7th Int’l Date Palm Conference – Abu Dhabi, UAE Don’t miss it! March 14 – 16, 2022

Date Palm is an important food crop in arid lands, especially the Middle East. Why not get a seat at the 7th International Date Palm Conference, held this year in Abu Dhabi, Emirates? The place, Emirates Palace Hotel, will be sure to impress for 3 days this March. The website link for all information concerning …

AlUla is backdrop for new Hollywood movie ‘Kandahar’

Look out world, here comes a new movie set in a terrifically scenic and stunning location, Al Ula, Saudi Arabia! Kandahar is Hollywood's first go at filming in an increasingly welcoming region for tourism and international business. The movie's director is Ric Roman Waugh, and the release date has not yet been set. Read the …

Alicia Keys to perform in sold out concert Feb. 11th in Al Ula 2022

Tantora festival is back this year at AlUla, Saudi Arabia! It is a time to celebrate arts, music, sports and culture in this most beautiful desert environment. Set to perform to an already sold out concert this coming Friday, is Alicia Keys! She will also be leading a panel on women's empowerment the day after. …

AlUla-Elephant Rock, not to miss (4 of 4) –videos The Best Way to Finish Your Visit to AlUla

Scenery from roadside going towards Elephant Rock, AlUla This one site is still on my mind. So much rock and sand beauty in this one area! We chose the cooler night option at Elephant Rock, as I can't imagine a day visit would be as enjoyable. After nearly 2 hot days of sightseeing, we ended …

Saudi’s green initiative to include Hail region: Drones will be used to disperse seeds on 200+ hectares

There are many ways people are using trees, shrubs and grasses, to combat desertification of dry, arid land. Saudi has the technology to try new approaches in areas that require a lot of input of resources; seeds, plants, fertilizer, water, labor, to make a more biodiverse landscape. A new article in Arabnews.com, describes briefly how …

Fall 2021 School Semester remains virtual for students 11 and under

Mixed hopes on schools reopening in fall I'd say the number one question on everyone's mind, who is a parent with young kids living in Saudi, ... Will the Ministry of Education approve kids going back to in classroom learning this fall 2021? Many of the families we know have worried over what to do …