Jubail & Hofuf Saudi Arabia

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About 90 km north of Dammam is the town of Jubail, until the mid 1970s, it was a small fishing village but it then became one of the Kingdom's two newly created industrial cities, the other one is Yanbu on the Red Sea coast.

The industrial city is a complex of petrochemical plants, an iron works and a number of smaller companies, plus a Royal Saudi Naval base.  www.mideasttravelnet.com/mideastsite/saudiarabia/cs.htm

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Jubail city

Jubail city  www.arab.net/photos/jubail.html

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Near Jubail are the ruins of what was unearthed in the mid 1980s by a group of people attempting to dig their vehicle out of the sand. The ruins are known as the Jubail church and are acknowledged by the Saudis, but who will not issue permits to visit it because, "the site is being excavated".
   The ruins are thought to date from the 4th century, which make them older than any known church in Europe. Not much else is known but speculation is, that it was in some way connected to one of the five Nestorian Bishoprics which are known to have existed in the area of the gulf in the 4th century.
www.mideasttravelnet.com/mideastsite/saudiarabia/cs.htm

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Industrial colleges at Jubail and Yanbu provide high-quality job-oriented education to future employees at the two industrial cities.
www.saudiembassy.net/publications/magazine/05_models.html

Industrial college

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Night time in Jubail

Night time in Jubail  www.saudiembassy.net/publications/Magazine-Spring-01/Economy.htm

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The town of Hofuf is the center of the Al-Hasa oasis, which is one of the largest oases in the world. Until about a century ago, most of the dates in Europe came from here and the area remains one of the world's largest producers of dates. Hofuf itself, contains an old fort and one of the most interesting souqs, markets, in the kingdom.  www.mideasttravelnet.com/mideastiste/saudiarabia/cs.htm

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The Kut or Citadel at Hofuf in 1947  www.outintheblue.com/Hofuf.htm

Citadel at Hofuf

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   The town of Hofuf is the centre of the Al-Hasa oasis which is one of the largest in the world. Until about a century ago, most of the dates in Europe came from here and the area remains one of the world's largest producers of dates.
   Hofuf itself contains an old fort and one of the most interesting souqs in the Kingdom. Because of the enormity of the oasis and the number of picturesque villages scattered through it, a leisurely drive through the greenery is an entertaining way to spend an afternoon.

http://www.middleeastdirectory.com/travel/saudi/sight.htm

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Hofuf oasis

The Hofuf oasis  www.geocities.com/Paris/Bistro/1766/jouf.html

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Al Hofuf: The cave was not well lit and we were unable to photograph inside.
 www.cajunprincess.com/hofuf.html

cave in Al Hofuf

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The KSA Pages -- Index of specific Listings

The Central Region

Riyadh & Al-Flaj 23 pictures

Buraidah & Al-Badayea  5 pictures

The Western Region

Jeddah  26 pictures

Tiaf - Yanbu - Al-Ola  8 pictures

The Holy Cities

Mecca & Median  10 pictures

The Eastern Region

Dahran - Dammam - Al-Hasa  11 Pictures

AlKhobar & Abqaiq  8 pictures

Jubail & Hofuf  7 pictures

The Northern Region

Tabouk & Ha'il  10 pictures

Madain Saleh & Jouf  8 pictures

AlOla & Skaka  2 pictures

The Southern Region

Abha  21 pictures

Najran & AlBaha  2 pictures

Jizan & Farasan Island  4 pictures

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