Desert Camping in Al-Khobar

Trip Start Jul 01, 2007
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Trip End Dec 28, 2010


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Moonbeach, Al Khobar, Saudi arabia

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Experienced the thrill with both 4x4 motorbike and fortuner racing  in the desert. Witnessed car exhibitions and more for a one day trip.

Fun: No work. Time to do some odds. Our team decided for a picnic in a desert park. I thought there are food stalls and cottages, but I am wrong.  Two cars parked side by side in the middle of the desert. The picnic mat served as ceiling from direct sunlight.
Beverages and water are the most important to bring. The sand is calm but its full of surprises. It looks like flattened but it is weak when the wheels of motorbike passed through. How many times, I lifted the motorbike's back and turned it sideway just to remove and avoid to be stucked.
'The whole day is so tiring and the trip ended by watching hundreds of cars racing and doing exhibitions while climbing the tip of the sandy mountain.

Highlights: One of my fellow coworker accompanied by his wife,3-year old daughter and son who is just started to walk . While the bigger guys are driving ATV and climbing those sandy hills, those young children are playing and busy molding castle from sand. Unfortunately, desert sand is different from that in seashore so they struggled to build it.

Expenses:
ATV rental costs SR100 and SR20 for camel and horse backriding. The park has no entrance fee. I hope there should have food stalls build near that site.
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