Tag: mountains

    AlUla: A living museum in the heart of the desert
    02 Jan 2022

    The once lost ancient capital is now a popular tourist site. Once known as a lost city of the dead, AlUla is today a living museum that is home to ancient civilizations, historic sites and archaeological wonders dating back 200,000 years, Arab News states. Located northwest of Saudi Arabia and covering an area of more […]

    Environmental activists were hiking on Mount Bradost in a blizzard
    29 Dec 2021

    Around a dozen hikers from an environmental organization made a trip to the peak of Mount Bradost in Erbil province on December 24 as a blizzard raged around them, Rudaw reports.  Mahdi Faraj, a member of the Nian Organization for Environmental Protection, told the media that they began hiking on the mountain in the early […]

    EPAA carries out marine awareness campaign on Al Hamriyah Beach

    The Environment and Protected Areas Authority in Sharjah (EPAA) carried out a marine Awareness campaign on Al Hamriyah Beach on December 9, WAM reports. The campaign, held in cooperation with the Al Hamriyah City Municipality, in the presence of Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Chairperson of the EPAA, and Humaid Saif Khalifa bin Samha Al Shamsi, […]

    Let’s celebrate International Mountain Day

    International Mountain Day, held each year on 11 December, was established by the UN General Assembly in 2003 to encourage sustainable development in the mountains. December 11, “International Mountain Day”, was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2003. The General Assembly “encouraged the international community to organize events at all levels on that […]

    Kurdish environmentalists release vulture back into the wild in Iran

    A Kurdish environmental organization released a vulture back into the wild on September 14, three months after it was found injured on a public street in Paveh, Kermanshah province. Zhiway Pawa Society, a local NGO for environment protection and animal rights, treated the vulture, mending its broken wings. “Some locals found the vulture on a […]

    Adventure tourism spots get ready in Oman to open soon
    15 Sep 2021

    Five Adventure Tourism projects in Oman are all set to open their doors soon, a Gulf News says. Development of mountain trails, Khasab Zipline project, Majlis Al Jinn cave chamber, Wadi Shab and Green Mountain (Jebel Akhdar) are the projects that are getting ready as part of the Oman Vision 2040 Implementation plan. Oman’s ubiquitous […]

    Natural wonders of Iran: virgin environment in Sistan & Baluchestan
    14 Sep 2021

    Sistan & Baluchestan, Iran’s largest province spanning over 1,100 square kilometers, has created a great capacity of tourism by its virgin environment with various species of animals and plants, as well as mountains, deserts, and the sea. The environment of Sistan & Baluchestan Province in southeast Iran has wonderful beauties that have always attracted large […]

    North al Batinah in Oman is an ideal spot for wildlife photography
    01 Sep 2021

    Wildlife in the North al Batinah Governorate represents a fertile field for lovers and enthusiasts of photography because of its diversity in the organisms that spread between its plains and mountains, which was reflected in the works of Rashid bin Saif al Muqbali from Wilayat of Suhar, Oman Observer reports. Through his optical lens, he […]

    Natural wonders of the Gulf: Asir, Saudi Arabia’s summer destination for nature lovers
    19 Jul 2021

    In the high altitudes of Asir, green landscapes that stretch as far as the eye can see offer a unique connection with nature, Arab News reports. Asir topped the destinations announced by the Saudi Summer 2021 program launched by the Saudi Tourism Authority through the “Saudi Arabia Spirit” portal, under the slogan “Our Summer, Your […]

    Saudis love the Carpathian nature: how Ukraine became “a new Switzerland”
    15 Jul 2021

    Since the beginning of summer, Ukraine has earned $25 million on tourists from the Persian Gulf countries. This is just the beginning – on July 13, direct flights between Kyiv and Kuwait were launched, and direct flights between Saudi Arabia and Odesa. According to a Reuters report, among the benefits of a vacation in Ukraine, […]