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Al-Khamasin (Wadi Al-dawasir)

Introducing Al-Khamasin (Wadi Al-dawasir)

Lying at an important junction 475km from Najran, 445km from Abha and around 600km from Riyadh, Al-Khamasin (known locally also as Wadi al-Dawasir after the wadi it’s found in) lies on an ancient caravan route and today still makes a useful place to overnight on your way to or from the South, or from where to explore the Empty Quarter.

The town is particularly famous for its bachoor (incense) and for the quality of its camels. It’s also one of the most important areas for the rearing of camels, and in spring, with the rains, the whole place bursts into a verdant green, attracting caravans of camels from all around.