Red Sands

Dunes in Saudi Arabia

The Red Sands are probably the most evocative dunes between Riyadh and Mecca, as they boast a backdrop of the cliffs of the Jebel Tuwaiq Escarpment – a great sight at sunset. They're just west of the turn-off to Duruma, around 40km west of Riyadh. To see them properly, you’ll need a 4WD.