Exploring Taif & Al-Shafa Mountains

Taif is one of major tourist attractions in Saudi Arabia mainly due to its pleasant weather in summers and beautiful flora in spring season. It is said that members of royal family also shift from capital Riyadh to Taif during summers.

I would combine my two trips to Taif in this post. It was a hot summer weekend when me and my friends decided to visit Taif. This was my first trip to the place. Taif is around 200 km from Jeddah (almost 2.5 hrs drive) and one can easily manage one day trip. It was not a properly planned trip. Just a bunch of guys decided for an excursion, packed in cars and left for Taif. Continue reading Exploring Taif & Al-Shafa Mountains

Cave Hunting

Al-Hasa is the largest oasis in Saudi Arabia and the must visit place in there is caves of Qara mountains (Jabal e Qara in Arabic). These mountains are made of sediments and are located near Hofuf city.

Since this place was just 150 km away from Al-Khobar city. I made a plan of one day trip with my family to explore the alleys of Qara mountains. We left 8 o’clock in the morning and within couple of hours, we were at the entrance of caves. Continue reading Cave Hunting

Lahore Safari Park

It was around couple of years back when we (me & my family) planned to visit Pakistan’s largest walk-through aviary and a wild life safari including tigers & lions. Lahore Safari Park was just 15 km away from our home. We left before noon and within half an hour, we were at our destination. The entrance fee was not much, just 100 PKR (less than 2 USD) per vehicle. Continue reading Lahore Safari Park

A Road Trip Jeddah to Madinah

During my stay in Jeddah, I visited Madinah a number of times. This city, the city of prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), has huge significance for Muslims. Though Islam originated from Makkah, however it was Madinah which provided a base to early Muslim community and became their stronghold. It’s the second sacred place for Muslims after Makkah. Continue reading A Road Trip Jeddah to Madinah