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Saturday, March 28, 2015

HERE IS WHY SAUDI ARABIA IS THE STRONGEST MILITARY POWER IN THE GULF



Saudi Arabia is leading the coalition of GCC and other Arab countries dubbed as OPERATION DECISIVE STORM in a bid to save Yemen in response to the letter of the President of the Republic of Yemen, Abd -Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The coalition is joined by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Morocco, Jordan and Sudan, as well as of Qatar, Kuwait, Egypt and Pakistan.

What makes Saudi Arabia the best and strongest military power in the gulf is because of this:


Check the video of Saudi Royal Army above

 
The Saudi Military parade of 2014 called Abdullah Shield where they displayed all of their military assets


MILITARY TROOPS : 233,500 
Saudi soldiers march during Abdullah's Sword military drill in Hafar Al-Batin, near the border with Kuwait April 29, 2014 (Reuters / Faisal Al Nasser)

Army: 75,000
Navy: 13,500
Air Force: 20,000
Air Defense Personnel: 16,000
Strategic Missiles Personnel: 2,500
National Guard (Elite Forces): 100,000
Reserve Personnel: 25,000

HEAVY TANKS : 1,210


SELF PROPELLED GUNS: 524


ARMORED FIGHTING VEHICLES: 5,472
The Al Fahd armoured fighting vehcile developed by Abdallah Al Faris

TOWED ARTILLERY: 432


MLRS (Anti-Missiles): 322
Patriot Missile
Hawk Missile
Shahine Missile
Crotale Missile
Crotale New Generation short range air defence missile system

TOTAL AIRCRAFT: 675
Fighter Jets: 313

F-15 Eagle

F-15S Strike Eagle

Anatolian Eagle

Euro Fighter 2000 Typhoon

 Tornado Hawks





APACHE/DAUPHIN HELICOPTERS


SUPPORT PLANE


E-3 SENTRY



FRIGATES - 7



Source of Data: Global Fire Power
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Friday, March 27, 2015

The 11 Wonders In Saudi You Shouldn't Miss


Image result for Wahba Crater. You might think that living in Saudi Arabia is nothing but plain sand and buildings. Here are some of the natural wonders and historic places to visit.     1. Wahba Crater  Wahba Crater is near Taif is this beautiful crater once thought to have formed after a meteorite. It is 250 m (820 ft) deep and 2 km (1.2 mi) in diameter. The bottom of the crater is covered with white sodium phosphate crystals which gleams in the moonlight. Geologist found out that the crater was formed by a volcanic activity.     2. Mada'in Saleh  Mada'in Saleh is located near Al Ula, it is a settlement area that dates back to the time of Noah but before Moses.  It has been occupied by Thamud people who carved their homes in the mountains. The Muslims believed that the city was destroyed and the people were punished by Allah after they started idol worship, the place has also earned the reputation of a "cursed place".   Madain Saleh (6730128379).jpg   3. Afsar Lake  Afsar Lake in Al Hasa Region- The biggest lake in Arabian Peninsula, and it is the lake that hosts around 2 million migratory birds each year from Africa to Europe and Asia.   Image result for Afsar Lake in Al Hasa Region    4. Desert Roses  Desert roses in Eastern Province- In the eastern province, you will most likely find these rocks formed in the shape of roses or flowers buried in the sand.     Photo Credit: trekearth.com   5. Farasan Islands  Farasan Islands- It is a coral islands group situated near Jizan. It has wonderful coral reefs formation that stretches for miles. The easiest way to get there is by free ferry from Jizan port.        6. Jabal Qara  Jabal Qara cave in Hofuf-  there are so many stories about the cave, some calls it Ali Baba's cave from the popular folktale Alibaba and 40 thieves. Some also call it Judas cave.         7. Wadi Al Jinn  Wadi Al Jinn- Are you loving more folklores? From the Alibaba's cave another city where traditional believe there is jinn power in the valley. According to Arab News, the cars move uphill even without stepping on the car's accelerator. I think this could be dangerous if that is the case. But it was also said that the mountains in the area are magnetic hills that attract metal objects otherwise known as reverse gravity while others claim it is only an optical illusion that you are running uphill but that the road is actually inclined downwards. Read an article here and here to know more about their own experience driving to the place.     Image result for Wadi Al Jinn    8. Al Lith Hot Springs  Al Lith Hot Springs is located 286 km south of Jeddah near Al Lith. The steamy hot waters are believed to be because of underground volcanic activity.    Image result for Al Lith Hot Springs    9. Al Dilam  Al Dilam- the place has nice vegetation and has these interesting buildings as the home for pigeons.     Photo courtesy realimaai    10. KAUST University and Mosque  KAUST community is situated in Thuwal, Jeddah.  While this may not be a natural wonder, we should not miss out on this magnificent place of learning and the beautiful mosque and the many other beautiful mosques in Saudi Arabia.   Image result for kaust      11. Red Sea and Obhur Beach, Jeddah  The Red Sea and Obhur in Jeddah are home to many beautiful beaches in Saudi Arabia- If you want to experience more of the beautiful Red Sea, Obhur is the place. Beautiful white sand beaches, snorkeling and diving experiences,  it's all yours.   Photo courtesy from Britishexpats.com community    And of course, this is not all of it, for there are many wonderful unexplored places in Saudi Arabia.
You might think that living in Saudi Arabia is nothing but plain sand and buildings. Here are some of the natural wonders and historic places to visit. 

1. Wahba Crater
Wahba Crater is near Taif is this beautiful crater once thought to have formed after a meteorite. It is 250 m (820 ft) deep and 2 km (1.2 mi) in diameter. The bottom of the crater is covered with white sodium phosphate crystals which gleams in the moonlight. Geologist found out that the crater was formed by a volcanic activity. 


2. Mada'in Saleh
Mada'in Saleh is located near Al Ula, it is a settlement area that dates back to the time of Noah but before Moses.  It has been occupied by Thamud people who carved their homes in the mountains. The Muslims believed that the city was destroyed and the people were punished by Allah after they started idol worship, the place has also earned the reputation of a "cursed place". 
You might think that living in Saudi Arabia is nothing but plain sand and buildings. Here are some of the natural wonders and historic places to visit.     1. Wahba Crater  Wahba Crater is near Taif is this beautiful crater once thought to have formed after a meteorite. It is 250 m (820 ft) deep and 2 km (1.2 mi) in diameter. The bottom of the crater is covered with white sodium phosphate crystals which gleams in the moonlight. Geologist found out that the crater was formed by a volcanic activity.     2. Mada'in Saleh  Mada'in Saleh is located near Al Ula, it is a settlement area that dates back to the time of Noah but before Moses.  It has been occupied by Thamud people who carved their homes in the mountains. The Muslims believed that the city was destroyed and the people were punished by Allah after they started idol worship, the place has also earned the reputation of a "cursed place".   Madain Saleh (6730128379).jpg   3. Afsar Lake  Afsar Lake in Al Hasa Region- The biggest lake in Arabian Peninsula, and it is the lake that hosts around 2 million migratory birds each year from Africa to Europe and Asia.   Image result for Afsar Lake in Al Hasa Region    4. Desert Roses  Desert roses in Eastern Province- In the eastern province, you will most likely find these rocks formed in the shape of roses or flowers buried in the sand.     Photo Credit: trekearth.com   5. Farasan Islands  Farasan Islands- It is a coral islands group situated near Jizan. It has wonderful coral reefs formation that stretches for miles. The easiest way to get there is by free ferry from Jizan port.        6. Jabal Qara  Jabal Qara cave in Hofuf-  there are so many stories about the cave, some calls it Ali Baba's cave from the popular folktale Alibaba and 40 thieves. Some also call it Judas cave.         7. Wadi Al Jinn  Wadi Al Jinn- Are you loving more folklores? From the Alibaba's cave another city where traditional believe there is jinn power in the valley. According to Arab News, the cars move uphill even without stepping on the car's accelerator. I think this could be dangerous if that is the case. But it was also said that the mountains in the area are magnetic hills that attract metal objects otherwise known as reverse gravity while others claim it is only an optical illusion that you are running uphill but that the road is actually inclined downwards. Read an article here and here to know more about their own experience driving to the place.     Image result for Wadi Al Jinn    8. Al Lith Hot Springs  Al Lith Hot Springs is located 286 km south of Jeddah near Al Lith. The steamy hot waters are believed to be because of underground volcanic activity.    Image result for Al Lith Hot Springs    9. Al Dilam  Al Dilam- the place has nice vegetation and has these interesting buildings as the home for pigeons.     Photo courtesy realimaai    10. KAUST University and Mosque  KAUST community is situated in Thuwal, Jeddah.  While this may not be a natural wonder, we should not miss out on this magnificent place of learning and the beautiful mosque and the many other beautiful mosques in Saudi Arabia.   Image result for kaust      11. Red Sea and Obhur Beach, Jeddah  The Red Sea and Obhur in Jeddah are home to many beautiful beaches in Saudi Arabia- If you want to experience more of the beautiful Red Sea, Obhur is the place. Beautiful white sand beaches, snorkeling and diving experiences,  it's all yours.   Photo courtesy from Britishexpats.com community    And of course, this is not all of it, for there are many wonderful unexplored places in Saudi Arabia.

3. Afsar Lake
Afsar Lake in Al Hasa Region- The biggest lake in Arabian Peninsula, and it is the lake that hosts around 2 million migratory birds each year from Africa to Europe and Asia. 
You might think that living in Saudi Arabia is nothing but plain sand and buildings. Here are some of the natural wonders and historic places to visit.     1. Wahba Crater  Wahba Crater is near Taif is this beautiful crater once thought to have formed after a meteorite. It is 250 m (820 ft) deep and 2 km (1.2 mi) in diameter. The bottom of the crater is covered with white sodium phosphate crystals which gleams in the moonlight. Geologist found out that the crater was formed by a volcanic activity.     2. Mada'in Saleh  Mada'in Saleh is located near Al Ula, it is a settlement area that dates back to the time of Noah but before Moses.  It has been occupied by Thamud people who carved their homes in the mountains. The Muslims believed that the city was destroyed and the people were punished by Allah after they started idol worship, the place has also earned the reputation of a "cursed place".   Madain Saleh (6730128379).jpg   3. Afsar Lake  Afsar Lake in Al Hasa Region- The biggest lake in Arabian Peninsula, and it is the lake that hosts around 2 million migratory birds each year from Africa to Europe and Asia.   Image result for Afsar Lake in Al Hasa Region    4. Desert Roses  Desert roses in Eastern Province- In the eastern province, you will most likely find these rocks formed in the shape of roses or flowers buried in the sand.     Photo Credit: trekearth.com   5. Farasan Islands  Farasan Islands- It is a coral islands group situated near Jizan. It has wonderful coral reefs formation that stretches for miles. The easiest way to get there is by free ferry from Jizan port.        6. Jabal Qara  Jabal Qara cave in Hofuf-  there are so many stories about the cave, some calls it Ali Baba's cave from the popular folktale Alibaba and 40 thieves. Some also call it Judas cave.         7. Wadi Al Jinn  Wadi Al Jinn- Are you loving more folklores? From the Alibaba's cave another city where traditional believe there is jinn power in the valley. According to Arab News, the cars move uphill even without stepping on the car's accelerator. I think this could be dangerous if that is the case. But it was also said that the mountains in the area are magnetic hills that attract metal objects otherwise known as reverse gravity while others claim it is only an optical illusion that you are running uphill but that the road is actually inclined downwards. Read an article here and here to know more about their own experience driving to the place.     Image result for Wadi Al Jinn    8. Al Lith Hot Springs  Al Lith Hot Springs is located 286 km south of Jeddah near Al Lith. The steamy hot waters are believed to be because of underground volcanic activity.    Image result for Al Lith Hot Springs    9. Al Dilam  Al Dilam- the place has nice vegetation and has these interesting buildings as the home for pigeons.     Photo courtesy realimaai    10. KAUST University and Mosque  KAUST community is situated in Thuwal, Jeddah.  While this may not be a natural wonder, we should not miss out on this magnificent place of learning and the beautiful mosque and the many other beautiful mosques in Saudi Arabia.   Image result for kaust      11. Red Sea and Obhur Beach, Jeddah  The Red Sea and Obhur in Jeddah are home to many beautiful beaches in Saudi Arabia- If you want to experience more of the beautiful Red Sea, Obhur is the place. Beautiful white sand beaches, snorkeling and diving experiences,  it's all yours.   Photo courtesy from Britishexpats.com community    And of course, this is not all of it, for there are many wonderful unexplored places in Saudi Arabia.




4. Desert Roses
Desert roses in Eastern Province- In the eastern province, you will most likely find these rocks formed in the shape of roses or flowers buried in the sand. 
You might think that living in Saudi Arabia is nothing but plain sand and buildings. Here are some of the natural wonders and historic places to visit.     1. Wahba Crater  Wahba Crater is near Taif is this beautiful crater once thought to have formed after a meteorite. It is 250 m (820 ft) deep and 2 km (1.2 mi) in diameter. The bottom of the crater is covered with white sodium phosphate crystals which gleams in the moonlight. Geologist found out that the crater was formed by a volcanic activity.     2. Mada'in Saleh  Mada'in Saleh is located near Al Ula, it is a settlement area that dates back to the time of Noah but before Moses.  It has been occupied by Thamud people who carved their homes in the mountains. The Muslims believed that the city was destroyed and the people were punished by Allah after they started idol worship, the place has also earned the reputation of a "cursed place".   Madain Saleh (6730128379).jpg   3. Afsar Lake  Afsar Lake in Al Hasa Region- The biggest lake in Arabian Peninsula, and it is the lake that hosts around 2 million migratory birds each year from Africa to Europe and Asia.   Image result for Afsar Lake in Al Hasa Region    4. Desert Roses  Desert roses in Eastern Province- In the eastern province, you will most likely find these rocks formed in the shape of roses or flowers buried in the sand.     Photo Credit: trekearth.com   5. Farasan Islands  Farasan Islands- It is a coral islands group situated near Jizan. It has wonderful coral reefs formation that stretches for miles. The easiest way to get there is by free ferry from Jizan port.        6. Jabal Qara  Jabal Qara cave in Hofuf-  there are so many stories about the cave, some calls it Ali Baba's cave from the popular folktale Alibaba and 40 thieves. Some also call it Judas cave.         7. Wadi Al Jinn  Wadi Al Jinn- Are you loving more folklores? From the Alibaba's cave another city where traditional believe there is jinn power in the valley. According to Arab News, the cars move uphill even without stepping on the car's accelerator. I think this could be dangerous if that is the case. But it was also said that the mountains in the area are magnetic hills that attract metal objects otherwise known as reverse gravity while others claim it is only an optical illusion that you are running uphill but that the road is actually inclined downwards. Read an article here and here to know more about their own experience driving to the place.     Image result for Wadi Al Jinn    8. Al Lith Hot Springs  Al Lith Hot Springs is located 286 km south of Jeddah near Al Lith. The steamy hot waters are believed to be because of underground volcanic activity.    Image result for Al Lith Hot Springs    9. Al Dilam  Al Dilam- the place has nice vegetation and has these interesting buildings as the home for pigeons.     Photo courtesy realimaai    10. KAUST University and Mosque  KAUST community is situated in Thuwal, Jeddah.  While this may not be a natural wonder, we should not miss out on this magnificent place of learning and the beautiful mosque and the many other beautiful mosques in Saudi Arabia.   Image result for kaust      11. Red Sea and Obhur Beach, Jeddah  The Red Sea and Obhur in Jeddah are home to many beautiful beaches in Saudi Arabia- If you want to experience more of the beautiful Red Sea, Obhur is the place. Beautiful white sand beaches, snorkeling and diving experiences,  it's all yours.   Photo courtesy from Britishexpats.com community    And of course, this is not all of it, for there are many wonderful unexplored places in Saudi Arabia.
Photo Credit: trekearth.com

5. Farasan Islands
Farasan Islands- It is a coral islands group situated near Jizan. It has wonderful coral reefs formation that stretches for miles. The easiest way to get there is by free ferry from Jizan port. 
You might think that living in Saudi Arabia is nothing but plain sand and buildings. Here are some of the natural wonders and historic places to visit.     1. Wahba Crater  Wahba Crater is near Taif is this beautiful crater once thought to have formed after a meteorite. It is 250 m (820 ft) deep and 2 km (1.2 mi) in diameter. The bottom of the crater is covered with white sodium phosphate crystals which gleams in the moonlight. Geologist found out that the crater was formed by a volcanic activity.     2. Mada'in Saleh  Mada'in Saleh is located near Al Ula, it is a settlement area that dates back to the time of Noah but before Moses.  It has been occupied by Thamud people who carved their homes in the mountains. The Muslims believed that the city was destroyed and the people were punished by Allah after they started idol worship, the place has also earned the reputation of a "cursed place".   Madain Saleh (6730128379).jpg   3. Afsar Lake  Afsar Lake in Al Hasa Region- The biggest lake in Arabian Peninsula, and it is the lake that hosts around 2 million migratory birds each year from Africa to Europe and Asia.   Image result for Afsar Lake in Al Hasa Region    4. Desert Roses  Desert roses in Eastern Province- In the eastern province, you will most likely find these rocks formed in the shape of roses or flowers buried in the sand.     Photo Credit: trekearth.com   5. Farasan Islands  Farasan Islands- It is a coral islands group situated near Jizan. It has wonderful coral reefs formation that stretches for miles. The easiest way to get there is by free ferry from Jizan port.        6. Jabal Qara  Jabal Qara cave in Hofuf-  there are so many stories about the cave, some calls it Ali Baba's cave from the popular folktale Alibaba and 40 thieves. Some also call it Judas cave.         7. Wadi Al Jinn  Wadi Al Jinn- Are you loving more folklores? From the Alibaba's cave another city where traditional believe there is jinn power in the valley. According to Arab News, the cars move uphill even without stepping on the car's accelerator. I think this could be dangerous if that is the case. But it was also said that the mountains in the area are magnetic hills that attract metal objects otherwise known as reverse gravity while others claim it is only an optical illusion that you are running uphill but that the road is actually inclined downwards. Read an article here and here to know more about their own experience driving to the place.     Image result for Wadi Al Jinn    8. Al Lith Hot Springs  Al Lith Hot Springs is located 286 km south of Jeddah near Al Lith. The steamy hot waters are believed to be because of underground volcanic activity.    Image result for Al Lith Hot Springs    9. Al Dilam  Al Dilam- the place has nice vegetation and has these interesting buildings as the home for pigeons.     Photo courtesy realimaai    10. KAUST University and Mosque  KAUST community is situated in Thuwal, Jeddah.  While this may not be a natural wonder, we should not miss out on this magnificent place of learning and the beautiful mosque and the many other beautiful mosques in Saudi Arabia.   Image result for kaust      11. Red Sea and Obhur Beach, Jeddah  The Red Sea and Obhur in Jeddah are home to many beautiful beaches in Saudi Arabia- If you want to experience more of the beautiful Red Sea, Obhur is the place. Beautiful white sand beaches, snorkeling and diving experiences,  it's all yours.   Photo courtesy from Britishexpats.com community    And of course, this is not all of it, for there are many wonderful unexplored places in Saudi Arabia.

6. Jabal Qara
Jabal Qara cave in Hofuf-  there are so many stories about the cave, some calls it Ali Baba's cave from the popular folktale Alibaba and 40 thieves. Some also call it Judas cave. 




7. Wadi Al Jinn
Wadi Al Jinn- Are you loving more folklores? From the Alibaba's cave another city where traditional believe there is jinn power in the valley. According to Arab News, the cars move uphill even without stepping on the car's accelerator. I think this could be dangerous if that is the case. But it was also said that the mountains in the area are magnetic hills that attract metal objects otherwise known as reverse gravity while others claim it is only an optical illusion that you are running uphill but that the road is actually inclined downwards. Read an article here and here to know more about their own experience driving to the place. 

You might think that living in Saudi Arabia is nothing but plain sand and buildings. Here are some of the natural wonders and historic places to visit.     1. Wahba Crater  Wahba Crater is near Taif is this beautiful crater once thought to have formed after a meteorite. It is 250 m (820 ft) deep and 2 km (1.2 mi) in diameter. The bottom of the crater is covered with white sodium phosphate crystals which gleams in the moonlight. Geologist found out that the crater was formed by a volcanic activity.     2. Mada'in Saleh  Mada'in Saleh is located near Al Ula, it is a settlement area that dates back to the time of Noah but before Moses.  It has been occupied by Thamud people who carved their homes in the mountains. The Muslims believed that the city was destroyed and the people were punished by Allah after they started idol worship, the place has also earned the reputation of a "cursed place".   Madain Saleh (6730128379).jpg   3. Afsar Lake  Afsar Lake in Al Hasa Region- The biggest lake in Arabian Peninsula, and it is the lake that hosts around 2 million migratory birds each year from Africa to Europe and Asia.   Image result for Afsar Lake in Al Hasa Region    4. Desert Roses  Desert roses in Eastern Province- In the eastern province, you will most likely find these rocks formed in the shape of roses or flowers buried in the sand.     Photo Credit: trekearth.com   5. Farasan Islands  Farasan Islands- It is a coral islands group situated near Jizan. It has wonderful coral reefs formation that stretches for miles. The easiest way to get there is by free ferry from Jizan port.        6. Jabal Qara  Jabal Qara cave in Hofuf-  there are so many stories about the cave, some calls it Ali Baba's cave from the popular folktale Alibaba and 40 thieves. Some also call it Judas cave.         7. Wadi Al Jinn  Wadi Al Jinn- Are you loving more folklores? From the Alibaba's cave another city where traditional believe there is jinn power in the valley. According to Arab News, the cars move uphill even without stepping on the car's accelerator. I think this could be dangerous if that is the case. But it was also said that the mountains in the area are magnetic hills that attract metal objects otherwise known as reverse gravity while others claim it is only an optical illusion that you are running uphill but that the road is actually inclined downwards. Read an article here and here to know more about their own experience driving to the place.     Image result for Wadi Al Jinn    8. Al Lith Hot Springs  Al Lith Hot Springs is located 286 km south of Jeddah near Al Lith. The steamy hot waters are believed to be because of underground volcanic activity.    Image result for Al Lith Hot Springs    9. Al Dilam  Al Dilam- the place has nice vegetation and has these interesting buildings as the home for pigeons.     Photo courtesy realimaai    10. KAUST University and Mosque  KAUST community is situated in Thuwal, Jeddah.  While this may not be a natural wonder, we should not miss out on this magnificent place of learning and the beautiful mosque and the many other beautiful mosques in Saudi Arabia.   Image result for kaust      11. Red Sea and Obhur Beach, Jeddah  The Red Sea and Obhur in Jeddah are home to many beautiful beaches in Saudi Arabia- If you want to experience more of the beautiful Red Sea, Obhur is the place. Beautiful white sand beaches, snorkeling and diving experiences,  it's all yours.   Photo courtesy from Britishexpats.com community    And of course, this is not all of it, for there are many wonderful unexplored places in Saudi Arabia.

8. Al Lith Hot Springs
Al Lith Hot Springs is located 286 km south of Jeddah near Al Lith. The steamy hot waters are believed to be because of underground volcanic activity. 
You might think that living in Saudi Arabia is nothing but plain sand and buildings. Here are some of the natural wonders and historic places to visit.     1. Wahba Crater  Wahba Crater is near Taif is this beautiful crater once thought to have formed after a meteorite. It is 250 m (820 ft) deep and 2 km (1.2 mi) in diameter. The bottom of the crater is covered with white sodium phosphate crystals which gleams in the moonlight. Geologist found out that the crater was formed by a volcanic activity.     2. Mada'in Saleh  Mada'in Saleh is located near Al Ula, it is a settlement area that dates back to the time of Noah but before Moses.  It has been occupied by Thamud people who carved their homes in the mountains. The Muslims believed that the city was destroyed and the people were punished by Allah after they started idol worship, the place has also earned the reputation of a "cursed place".   Madain Saleh (6730128379).jpg   3. Afsar Lake  Afsar Lake in Al Hasa Region- The biggest lake in Arabian Peninsula, and it is the lake that hosts around 2 million migratory birds each year from Africa to Europe and Asia.   Image result for Afsar Lake in Al Hasa Region    4. Desert Roses  Desert roses in Eastern Province- In the eastern province, you will most likely find these rocks formed in the shape of roses or flowers buried in the sand.     Photo Credit: trekearth.com   5. Farasan Islands  Farasan Islands- It is a coral islands group situated near Jizan. It has wonderful coral reefs formation that stretches for miles. The easiest way to get there is by free ferry from Jizan port.        6. Jabal Qara  Jabal Qara cave in Hofuf-  there are so many stories about the cave, some calls it Ali Baba's cave from the popular folktale Alibaba and 40 thieves. Some also call it Judas cave.         7. Wadi Al Jinn  Wadi Al Jinn- Are you loving more folklores? From the Alibaba's cave another city where traditional believe there is jinn power in the valley. According to Arab News, the cars move uphill even without stepping on the car's accelerator. I think this could be dangerous if that is the case. But it was also said that the mountains in the area are magnetic hills that attract metal objects otherwise known as reverse gravity while others claim it is only an optical illusion that you are running uphill but that the road is actually inclined downwards. Read an article here and here to know more about their own experience driving to the place.     Image result for Wadi Al Jinn    8. Al Lith Hot Springs  Al Lith Hot Springs is located 286 km south of Jeddah near Al Lith. The steamy hot waters are believed to be because of underground volcanic activity.    Image result for Al Lith Hot Springs    9. Al Dilam  Al Dilam- the place has nice vegetation and has these interesting buildings as the home for pigeons.     Photo courtesy realimaai    10. KAUST University and Mosque  KAUST community is situated in Thuwal, Jeddah.  While this may not be a natural wonder, we should not miss out on this magnificent place of learning and the beautiful mosque and the many other beautiful mosques in Saudi Arabia.   Image result for kaust      11. Red Sea and Obhur Beach, Jeddah  The Red Sea and Obhur in Jeddah are home to many beautiful beaches in Saudi Arabia- If you want to experience more of the beautiful Red Sea, Obhur is the place. Beautiful white sand beaches, snorkeling and diving experiences,  it's all yours.   Photo courtesy from Britishexpats.com community    And of course, this is not all of it, for there are many wonderful unexplored places in Saudi Arabia.

9. Al Dilam
Al Dilam- the place has nice vegetation and has these interesting buildings as the home for pigeons. 
You might think that living in Saudi Arabia is nothing but plain sand and buildings. Here are some of the natural wonders and historic places to visit.     1. Wahba Crater  Wahba Crater is near Taif is this beautiful crater once thought to have formed after a meteorite. It is 250 m (820 ft) deep and 2 km (1.2 mi) in diameter. The bottom of the crater is covered with white sodium phosphate crystals which gleams in the moonlight. Geologist found out that the crater was formed by a volcanic activity.     2. Mada'in Saleh  Mada'in Saleh is located near Al Ula, it is a settlement area that dates back to the time of Noah but before Moses.  It has been occupied by Thamud people who carved their homes in the mountains. The Muslims believed that the city was destroyed and the people were punished by Allah after they started idol worship, the place has also earned the reputation of a "cursed place".   Madain Saleh (6730128379).jpg   3. Afsar Lake  Afsar Lake in Al Hasa Region- The biggest lake in Arabian Peninsula, and it is the lake that hosts around 2 million migratory birds each year from Africa to Europe and Asia.   Image result for Afsar Lake in Al Hasa Region    4. Desert Roses  Desert roses in Eastern Province- In the eastern province, you will most likely find these rocks formed in the shape of roses or flowers buried in the sand.     Photo Credit: trekearth.com   5. Farasan Islands  Farasan Islands- It is a coral islands group situated near Jizan. It has wonderful coral reefs formation that stretches for miles. The easiest way to get there is by free ferry from Jizan port.        6. Jabal Qara  Jabal Qara cave in Hofuf-  there are so many stories about the cave, some calls it Ali Baba's cave from the popular folktale Alibaba and 40 thieves. Some also call it Judas cave.         7. Wadi Al Jinn  Wadi Al Jinn- Are you loving more folklores? From the Alibaba's cave another city where traditional believe there is jinn power in the valley. According to Arab News, the cars move uphill even without stepping on the car's accelerator. I think this could be dangerous if that is the case. But it was also said that the mountains in the area are magnetic hills that attract metal objects otherwise known as reverse gravity while others claim it is only an optical illusion that you are running uphill but that the road is actually inclined downwards. Read an article here and here to know more about their own experience driving to the place.     Image result for Wadi Al Jinn    8. Al Lith Hot Springs  Al Lith Hot Springs is located 286 km south of Jeddah near Al Lith. The steamy hot waters are believed to be because of underground volcanic activity.    Image result for Al Lith Hot Springs    9. Al Dilam  Al Dilam- the place has nice vegetation and has these interesting buildings as the home for pigeons.     Photo courtesy realimaai    10. KAUST University and Mosque  KAUST community is situated in Thuwal, Jeddah.  While this may not be a natural wonder, we should not miss out on this magnificent place of learning and the beautiful mosque and the many other beautiful mosques in Saudi Arabia.   Image result for kaust      11. Red Sea and Obhur Beach, Jeddah  The Red Sea and Obhur in Jeddah are home to many beautiful beaches in Saudi Arabia- If you want to experience more of the beautiful Red Sea, Obhur is the place. Beautiful white sand beaches, snorkeling and diving experiences,  it's all yours.   Photo courtesy from Britishexpats.com community    And of course, this is not all of it, for there are many wonderful unexplored places in Saudi Arabia.
Photo courtesy realimaai

10. KAUST University and Mosque
KAUST community is situated in Thuwal, Jeddah.  While this may not be a natural wonder, we should not miss out on this magnificent place of learning and the beautiful mosque and the many other beautiful mosques in Saudi Arabia. 
You might think that living in Saudi Arabia is nothing but plain sand and buildings. Here are some of the natural wonders and historic places to visit.     1. Wahba Crater  Wahba Crater is near Taif is this beautiful crater once thought to have formed after a meteorite. It is 250 m (820 ft) deep and 2 km (1.2 mi) in diameter. The bottom of the crater is covered with white sodium phosphate crystals which gleams in the moonlight. Geologist found out that the crater was formed by a volcanic activity.     2. Mada'in Saleh  Mada'in Saleh is located near Al Ula, it is a settlement area that dates back to the time of Noah but before Moses.  It has been occupied by Thamud people who carved their homes in the mountains. The Muslims believed that the city was destroyed and the people were punished by Allah after they started idol worship, the place has also earned the reputation of a "cursed place".   Madain Saleh (6730128379).jpg   3. Afsar Lake  Afsar Lake in Al Hasa Region- The biggest lake in Arabian Peninsula, and it is the lake that hosts around 2 million migratory birds each year from Africa to Europe and Asia.   Image result for Afsar Lake in Al Hasa Region    4. Desert Roses  Desert roses in Eastern Province- In the eastern province, you will most likely find these rocks formed in the shape of roses or flowers buried in the sand.     Photo Credit: trekearth.com   5. Farasan Islands  Farasan Islands- It is a coral islands group situated near Jizan. It has wonderful coral reefs formation that stretches for miles. The easiest way to get there is by free ferry from Jizan port.        6. Jabal Qara  Jabal Qara cave in Hofuf-  there are so many stories about the cave, some calls it Ali Baba's cave from the popular folktale Alibaba and 40 thieves. Some also call it Judas cave.         7. Wadi Al Jinn  Wadi Al Jinn- Are you loving more folklores? From the Alibaba's cave another city where traditional believe there is jinn power in the valley. According to Arab News, the cars move uphill even without stepping on the car's accelerator. I think this could be dangerous if that is the case. But it was also said that the mountains in the area are magnetic hills that attract metal objects otherwise known as reverse gravity while others claim it is only an optical illusion that you are running uphill but that the road is actually inclined downwards. Read an article here and here to know more about their own experience driving to the place.     Image result for Wadi Al Jinn    8. Al Lith Hot Springs  Al Lith Hot Springs is located 286 km south of Jeddah near Al Lith. The steamy hot waters are believed to be because of underground volcanic activity.    Image result for Al Lith Hot Springs    9. Al Dilam  Al Dilam- the place has nice vegetation and has these interesting buildings as the home for pigeons.     Photo courtesy realimaai    10. KAUST University and Mosque  KAUST community is situated in Thuwal, Jeddah.  While this may not be a natural wonder, we should not miss out on this magnificent place of learning and the beautiful mosque and the many other beautiful mosques in Saudi Arabia.   Image result for kaust      11. Red Sea and Obhur Beach, Jeddah  The Red Sea and Obhur in Jeddah are home to many beautiful beaches in Saudi Arabia- If you want to experience more of the beautiful Red Sea, Obhur is the place. Beautiful white sand beaches, snorkeling and diving experiences,  it's all yours.   Photo courtesy from Britishexpats.com community    And of course, this is not all of it, for there are many wonderful unexplored places in Saudi Arabia.
You might think that living in Saudi Arabia is nothing but plain sand and buildings. Here are some of the natural wonders and historic places to visit.     1. Wahba Crater  Wahba Crater is near Taif is this beautiful crater once thought to have formed after a meteorite. It is 250 m (820 ft) deep and 2 km (1.2 mi) in diameter. The bottom of the crater is covered with white sodium phosphate crystals which gleams in the moonlight. Geologist found out that the crater was formed by a volcanic activity.     2. Mada'in Saleh  Mada'in Saleh is located near Al Ula, it is a settlement area that dates back to the time of Noah but before Moses.  It has been occupied by Thamud people who carved their homes in the mountains. The Muslims believed that the city was destroyed and the people were punished by Allah after they started idol worship, the place has also earned the reputation of a "cursed place".   Madain Saleh (6730128379).jpg   3. Afsar Lake  Afsar Lake in Al Hasa Region- The biggest lake in Arabian Peninsula, and it is the lake that hosts around 2 million migratory birds each year from Africa to Europe and Asia.   Image result for Afsar Lake in Al Hasa Region    4. Desert Roses  Desert roses in Eastern Province- In the eastern province, you will most likely find these rocks formed in the shape of roses or flowers buried in the sand.     Photo Credit: trekearth.com   5. Farasan Islands  Farasan Islands- It is a coral islands group situated near Jizan. It has wonderful coral reefs formation that stretches for miles. The easiest way to get there is by free ferry from Jizan port.        6. Jabal Qara  Jabal Qara cave in Hofuf-  there are so many stories about the cave, some calls it Ali Baba's cave from the popular folktale Alibaba and 40 thieves. Some also call it Judas cave.         7. Wadi Al Jinn  Wadi Al Jinn- Are you loving more folklores? From the Alibaba's cave another city where traditional believe there is jinn power in the valley. According to Arab News, the cars move uphill even without stepping on the car's accelerator. I think this could be dangerous if that is the case. But it was also said that the mountains in the area are magnetic hills that attract metal objects otherwise known as reverse gravity while others claim it is only an optical illusion that you are running uphill but that the road is actually inclined downwards. Read an article here and here to know more about their own experience driving to the place.     Image result for Wadi Al Jinn    8. Al Lith Hot Springs  Al Lith Hot Springs is located 286 km south of Jeddah near Al Lith. The steamy hot waters are believed to be because of underground volcanic activity.    Image result for Al Lith Hot Springs    9. Al Dilam  Al Dilam- the place has nice vegetation and has these interesting buildings as the home for pigeons.     Photo courtesy realimaai    10. KAUST University and Mosque  KAUST community is situated in Thuwal, Jeddah.  While this may not be a natural wonder, we should not miss out on this magnificent place of learning and the beautiful mosque and the many other beautiful mosques in Saudi Arabia.   Image result for kaust      11. Red Sea and Obhur Beach, Jeddah  The Red Sea and Obhur in Jeddah are home to many beautiful beaches in Saudi Arabia- If you want to experience more of the beautiful Red Sea, Obhur is the place. Beautiful white sand beaches, snorkeling and diving experiences,  it's all yours.   Photo courtesy from Britishexpats.com community    And of course, this is not all of it, for there are many wonderful unexplored places in Saudi Arabia.


11. Red Sea and Obhur Beach, Jeddah
The Red Sea and Obhur in Jeddah are home to many beautiful beaches in Saudi Arabia- If you want to experience more of the beautiful Red Sea, Obhur is the place. Beautiful white sand beaches, snorkeling and diving experiences,  it's all yours. You might think that living in Saudi Arabia is nothing but plain sand and buildings. Here are some of the natural wonders and historic places to visit.     1. Wahba Crater  Wahba Crater is near Taif is this beautiful crater once thought to have formed after a meteorite. It is 250 m (820 ft) deep and 2 km (1.2 mi) in diameter. The bottom of the crater is covered with white sodium phosphate crystals which gleams in the moonlight. Geologist found out that the crater was formed by a volcanic activity.     2. Mada'in Saleh  Mada'in Saleh is located near Al Ula, it is a settlement area that dates back to the time of Noah but before Moses.  It has been occupied by Thamud people who carved their homes in the mountains. The Muslims believed that the city was destroyed and the people were punished by Allah after they started idol worship, the place has also earned the reputation of a "cursed place".   Madain Saleh (6730128379).jpg   3. Afsar Lake  Afsar Lake in Al Hasa Region- The biggest lake in Arabian Peninsula, and it is the lake that hosts around 2 million migratory birds each year from Africa to Europe and Asia.   Image result for Afsar Lake in Al Hasa Region    4. Desert Roses  Desert roses in Eastern Province- In the eastern province, you will most likely find these rocks formed in the shape of roses or flowers buried in the sand.     Photo Credit: trekearth.com   5. Farasan Islands  Farasan Islands- It is a coral islands group situated near Jizan. It has wonderful coral reefs formation that stretches for miles. The easiest way to get there is by free ferry from Jizan port.        6. Jabal Qara  Jabal Qara cave in Hofuf-  there are so many stories about the cave, some calls it Ali Baba's cave from the popular folktale Alibaba and 40 thieves. Some also call it Judas cave.         7. Wadi Al Jinn  Wadi Al Jinn- Are you loving more folklores? From the Alibaba's cave another city where traditional believe there is jinn power in the valley. According to Arab News, the cars move uphill even without stepping on the car's accelerator. I think this could be dangerous if that is the case. But it was also said that the mountains in the area are magnetic hills that attract metal objects otherwise known as reverse gravity while others claim it is only an optical illusion that you are running uphill but that the road is actually inclined downwards. Read an article here and here to know more about their own experience driving to the place.     Image result for Wadi Al Jinn    8. Al Lith Hot Springs  Al Lith Hot Springs is located 286 km south of Jeddah near Al Lith. The steamy hot waters are believed to be because of underground volcanic activity.    Image result for Al Lith Hot Springs    9. Al Dilam  Al Dilam- the place has nice vegetation and has these interesting buildings as the home for pigeons.     Photo courtesy realimaai    10. KAUST University and Mosque  KAUST community is situated in Thuwal, Jeddah.  While this may not be a natural wonder, we should not miss out on this magnificent place of learning and the beautiful mosque and the many other beautiful mosques in Saudi Arabia.   Image result for kaust      11. Red Sea and Obhur Beach, Jeddah  The Red Sea and Obhur in Jeddah are home to many beautiful beaches in Saudi Arabia- If you want to experience more of the beautiful Red Sea, Obhur is the place. Beautiful white sand beaches, snorkeling and diving experiences,  it's all yours.   Photo courtesy from Britishexpats.com community    And of course, this is not all of it, for there are many wonderful unexplored places in Saudi Arabia.
Photo courtesy from Britishexpats.com community

And of course, this is not all of it, for there are many wonderful unexplored places in Saudi Arabia. 
For social and economic reform under Vision 2030, the way of life in Saudi Arabia is changing before our eyes this year.  By the end of 2018, the Kingdom may look very different with these series of changes. Several major reforms announced by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will take effect this year to shift the Kingdom's dependency on oil revenues.  Saudi nationals are not just the one who can experience these changes but also Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and other expatriates who are working in the kingdom. These changes may bring positive or negative impact to all people who are residing in the country.  The following will be the biggest changes to happen these next few months!  1.  Cinemas will be back!  This April 18 the first cinema will re-open in Saudi Arabia after a 35-year ban. The Kingdom imposed a complete ban on cinemas in the early 1980s.  According to reports, the first cinema will open in King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh and a source told Reuters that it will not require men and women to sit separately. The first movie to break the 35-year old ban is the blockbuster "Black Panther".  For the next five years, 40 cinemas will open in 15 cities in Saudi Arabia from a total target of 350 cinemas or 2,500 screens across the country 2030.  2. Orchestra and Opera will be opened  The 32-year old crown prince is currently seeking foreign partners to set up national orchestra and opera in the kingdom. Paris Opera is the latest cultural powerhouse to sign-up with an agreement. Plans for the first opera house in Jeddah is already underway.  Saudi Arabia said in February that it would invest $64bn in developing its entertainment industry over the next decade.  3.  Women will be able to drive  In June, a long-standing ban on women driving will finally be lifted. This is based on a royal decree issued last September 2017. The move is expected to spur growth and give women a much bigger role in the economy. Only 22% of women are active in the workforce. Vision 2030 aims to lift that to 30%.  4. Women will be allowed into sports stadiums  Last October 2017, the General Sports Authority said that three of the country's biggest stadium will begin to accommodate families in 2018.  Saudi men and women are customarily separated in public places. But that restriction is also slowly being relaxed. Men and women were able to sit together at several music concerts and events in 2017.  5. Saudi Arabia will welcome tourist  This year, the Kingdom is expected to issue a visa to tourists. With this tourist will be able to visit Saudi Arabia for the first time. Visas were previously restricted to people traveling to the country for work or to visit its holy sites.  The kingdom has ambitious plans to grow its tourism industry. It has already announced several projects, including one to build a series of resorts on about 100 miles of the Red Sea's sandy coastline. It is aiming to attract 30 million visitors a year by 2030, up from 18 million in 2016.  6. Clarification on wearing of Abaya  According to Prince Mohammad, the Sharia Law does not particularly specify a black abaya or a black head cover to be worn by women. But women should wear a decent and respectful clothing like men. He said the decision is entirely left for women to decide what types of decent and respectful attire she chooses to wear.  A senior cleric also said that women in the country should dress modestly, but this did not necessitate wearing the abaya.  7. Gas and goods prices are increasing  It has already started on January 1. People in Saudi Arabia is now paying a lot more for gas. State-owned Aramco, the world's biggest oil producer, jacked up prices at the pump by as much as 127% while premium gasoline now costs 2.04 riyals per liter.   Saudis are also paying more for most consumer goods and services. A new 5% sales tax took effect on January 1, part of an effort to boost government revenues from sources other than oil.  8. Saudization will continue  To cut unemployment rate, Saudization will continue. Based on the target this year, by September 2018, 12 jobs will be limited to Saudi nationals. These include jobs at car and motorbike shops, men's and children's wear, office furniture, and home utensils.  By November 9, 2018 Saudization at shops selling electronic and electric appliances, watches and eyeglasses will come into effect.  By January 2019, jobs at medical equipment, building materials, car spare parts, carpets and rugs, and confectionary shops will also be nationalized. Next to this are jobs in shopping malls, car rentals, and gold and jewelry shops.


Saudi Arabia is one country where migrants worker cannot easily come and go if their records are not cleared be it for crimes, violations, or even debt. This is what happened to an Overseas Filipino Worker (WHO) who is supposedly scheduled for vacation last month but barred from leaving the airport due to four-year-old debt that he said he already settled.  In GMA News, OFW Ernesto Guillamon from Caloocan City said he has been held in immigration because of his debt way back in 2014. According to Guillamon, he was about to board his flight when he was stopped by an immigration officer who told him that his Iqama or residence permit was "blocked" and that he has to get clearance first before he could be allowed to leave Saudi Arabia.  Guillamon admitted that in 2014, he and his friends loaned from a lending company. He loaned SAR3,000 and use the money for his house construction in the Philippines. But he said, he already paid his debt.   The problem arises when he know very recently that the collector did not remit his payment. He was also surprised that his debt accumulates interest up to SAR15,000 or around P200,000. Worse, he learned from friends that the person in charge of the collection has gone missing.  While clearing his name, the Philippine Consulates allowed him to temporarily stay within its premises while his case was pending. Because of the problem, Consul General Edgar Badajos advised OFWs to avoid debts if they can and cautioned OFWs against swindlers.

For a decade, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the top destination of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and other expatriate workers around the world.    This 2018 the Kingdom is imposing major economic overhaul to reduce its dependence on oil revenues. Hence, five percent of Value Added Tax (VAT) is implemented that greatly affects expat workers together with the OFWs.    Nowadays, VAT is not only affecting OFWs in Saudi Arabia, but they are also affected by the Saudization where foreign workers are no longer accepted in certain jobs or professions that are now reserved for Saudi citizen only. It is reported that by the end of 2018 many sectors will be fully Saudized under the campaign to replace at least 30,000 expats in Tourism, retail stores, and shopping malls.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Small Practical House Designs





It is summer already in Philippines, vacation time it is.
While I love being home for vacation, that means enjoy the foods and beautiful places like beach, farms, etch. Owning a house is not in our plans right now, but if things change and we decide to repatriate we have considered some plans of owning or building our own home. 

Here are some of the cute house designs I have seen:


I like the way this house has been elevated, because flood is something that should be part of our contingency. The log style is also beautiful, but I would opt better if this could be made into concrete instead of wood. We know how termites could infest too.


Another elevated modular type house









This one is a small house, which I believe is made from recycled container van and cladded with wood. My stand with wood remains the same, this will not last for long term specially the steel footings which could easily rust due to high humidity and rain. But if you are looking for affordable home you might consider this, they said that container van has average life span of 20 years depending on other external factors. It is also earthquake proof. And  it  looks really nice.

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This is another container van in Negros Oriental photo courtesy here.


Photo froum Houzz.com

I think this one looks perfect if you have the perfect budget. We have a small lot located in the metro and I believe this is the best type of house we could build to maximize the area and still have a small garden. The house is 2 storey with an attic, it also has lots of windows which I love.


Some really small houses you might want to consider might be one of these:






Finally I found this article about how to plan and design homes for humid zone, because one of the things I really want to proof my home is termites, rust, and mold and mildew.




Exterior,Dazzling Orlando Mini House On Wheel Design Ideas With Gorgeous Wooden Wall In Light Brown Color And Beautiful Brown Wooden Door Also Wonderful Iron Roofing In Gray Color ,Cool Awesome Mini Houses On Wheels Inspiration
Exterior,Enchanting Tumbleweed Mini House On Wheel Design Inspiration With Charming Beige White Wooden Wall And Cool Glass Small Window Also Beautiful Roofting Material In White Color,Cool Awesome Mini Houses On Wheels Inspiration

Isn't these cute, houses on a wheel. Aside from movable I think it is also affordable and eco-friendly since it is made from recycled materials.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

J-Lo's Crazy Magical Dress

Jennifer Lopez performed last Thursday night, March 19, during the American Idol show her new song "Feel The Light". She actually looks stunning but more than that is this magically, crazy, extra-ordinary dress. Watch on the video below to see for yourself.



She wore an enormous  Mariel Haenn gown. 






And the lighting effects made it look so wonderful and according to kids, very magical and enchanted. 



(Photo courtesy: TheDish, YouTube) 


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Thursday, March 19, 2015

How to Avail FREE Internet In Philippines






Internet has always been expensive and difficult in the Philippines, but the Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg recently launched Internet.org in the Philippines.

Some of you might be asking, what is this Internet.org? Well, "Internet.org is a Facebook-led initiative bringing together technology leaders, nonprofits and local communities to connect the two thirds of the world that doesn’t have internet access." 


Right now, this service is available to those subscribed to Smart and Sun network. 
"We're one step closer to connecting the world as we launched Internet.org in the Philippines today. Now everyone in the country can have free access to internet services for health, education, jobs and communication on the Smart network," Zuckerberg said


Thank you for giving us, the Filipinos, the chance to connect with the rest of the world. 


How to use the service: SMART and SUN NETWORK USERS

1. You may type www.Internet.org on your mobile browser or download the application. 
2. You may choose from the websites listed that you want to browse. Currently the supported websites are 
Facebook, www.facebook.com
JobStreet, www.jobstreet.com.ph
Inquirer, www.inquirer.net
OLX, www.olx.ph/
Rappler, www.rappler.com
Wikipedia, www.wikipedia.com
Wattpad, www.wattpad.com
philSTAR, www.philstar.com
Interaksyon (TV5), www.interaksyon.com
ESPN, www.espn.go.com
Bing Search, www.bing.com
Accuweather www.accuweather.com
TESDA, www.tesda.gov.ph
Please note that the pictures may not show as you browse to save bandwidth.






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