Introducing The Najd
Meaning ‘highland’, the Najd is hemmed in by the Hejaz Mountains to the west and vast stretches of sand surrounding its other three sides. Its people are known for their strict and staunch adherence to Islam, and the local women all don the traditional burka (face veil). For centuries the region was plagued by civil strife that wracked almost every town, tribe and inhabitant. Today, it’s peaceful enough, and of the attractions on your way north, the most outstanding is the pre-Islamic rock art at Jubba.