Persian Gulf (الخليج الفارسي) 1986-1989
The Western coast of Saudi Arabia.
Al Jubail (الجبيل)
The fortress at Al Jubail. Al Jubail is a town on the coast of the Persian Gulf, and is one of the few strongholds of the Shia Muslims that successfully held against the Sunni Muslims.
A beautifully maintained dhow, still in use.
A dhow in dry dock, awaiting repairs.
Dhow at sunset. Sorry for the blurred photo, but it is too nice to reject it.
The colours of the Persian Gulf.
Al Khobar (الخبر)
A gerbil hiding in our car, at the beach just south of the city. This is where we spent many weekends, but I will spare you the family photographs.
Beach near Abqaiq (بقيق)
Car parking (I know what you're thinking; nice car). The umbrellas are at most beaches, you just arrive, and sit under one to shade from the sun. Due to clothing restrictions, women are generally not allowed to swim in public (and water for private pools would be expensive). If they do risk a swim at the beach, it is usually fully clothed.
I do not know what this bird is, but its (injured) foot is particularly strange. Perhaps it is a juvenile coot. If you can identify it, please let me know.
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