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Camel and Tent

I think this is just one of those classic images of when one imagines a Middle Eastern desert scene with the camel at rest and the tent off in the distance. If you look closely, you can see the little … Continue reading

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Always a Mosque Nearby

The nomadic people called Bedouins still live in tents the deserts of Saudi Arabia. In this country there is always a mosque nearby – the white building with the minaret in the background.

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Desert Living

This is a typical scene in a sparsely populated area in the outskirts of the city of Jeddah. With a few buildings and palm trees of varying heights in the background, several white tents and lots of trash are visible … Continue reading

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MyWorld: Bedouin Life

When you drive out of the cities here in Saudi Arabia, it is not uncommon to see tents where bedouins live. Bedouins are the desert dwelling nomads of the Middle East. Many of the tents I have seen are equipped … Continue reading

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SkyWatch: Desert Living

Many Bedouins still live in the desert lands of Saudi Arabia under the sky and the stars, although their numbers have dwindled significantly due to modernization, population growth, and other factors such as severe drought. On the drive from Jeddah … Continue reading

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