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The journey from Jeddah to Yanbu was nothing exciting.  The road is long, has two lanes, and desert on either side.

However there was one point near where the road splits to Medina which was rather beautiful.  There were more trees and mountains in the background.  In fact the roat to Medina is behind the mountains that are just about visible.  I heard today that that road is a gorgeous drive all the way to sacred Medina.


  1. They are really lacking in road services in Saudi Arabia! What if someone breaks down! Then what do you do!

    • Jonyboy
    • Posted 25 March 2009 at 4:06 pm
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    Enjoy the looooooonnnng drive Bu-Yousef and dont forget to bring some camel’s milk.

    Ya….like Marzouq asked…..wat do you do, if you hav a break-down…..????

    • Jonyboy
    • Posted 25 March 2009 at 4:07 pm
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    Hitch a ride on one of them camels….I guess.

  2. I was just about to click “Post Comment” when I saw yours JonyBoy.

    “Take the nearest camel!”


  3. LOL! 😀

  4. I guess you should take plenty of water in case you break down or need to bribe a camel.
    Interesting thought, are those free running camels or do they belong to somebodies herd?

    • Akbar
    • Posted 25 March 2009 at 7:27 pm
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    Road to Madina is beautiful indeed The mountains show a distinct color fom a distance due to rich in minerals I guess. There is a stretch where you will find baboons on either side of the road. Traffic stops to feed them and they move around the road as if they are patroling it.

    If there is a breakdown, dial +965-777 and ask them.

  5. — myphotoscout
    🙂 It’s not that bad… There are petrol stations, some not so smelly, and this photo was taken from a car on a quality highway. Yes – water is with us always. The camels are owned – and are not cheap.

    — Akbar
    777 have difficulty arriving in good time within Kuwait… I highly doubt they would be able to advise you – especially if you tell them you’re surrounded by baboons 🙂

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