Saturday, November 15, 2008

Visit to Fanateer & Khakleel Beach

Today being a Friday, we decided to do a bit of exploring around Jubail. The trip as planned was a drive to Fanateer (the posh area of Jubail and developed by the Royal Commission forJubail and Yanbu), Khakheel beach and then make a stopover at Jarir Bookstore on the way back to Jubail.

En route to Fanateer and the beach
This is the way to our office incidentally too..
Highway 6, linking Jubail to Jubail Industrial City and the Royal Commission Area

Still on Highway 6... near to the exit to Fanateer

Royal Commission Building


The beach finally.. standing close to the water. No pictures of people though, you cannot photograph ladies in Saudi Arabia. I have taken extra care not to get into trouble.
Anyway, the beach was packed (you will have to take my word for it) and you could see families enjoying themselves at the beach. The weather being cool, we saw only one person swimming in the sea.

Another shot...

Yours truly.. not exactly beachwear.. but was my first trip here in any case...

Another view...

Warning.. according to this sign Children are prohibited from swimming
I gathered that this area is deep and risky

Kites at the beach

Leaving Kakheel beach

Jarir Bookstore ( This is the largest book and computer store in Jubail. It was amazing . All makes and all models of laptops were on display. The most interesting find was a Fujitsu-Seimens for SR1690 running Linux. A full sized laptop for less than the price of a Acer Aspire 1. It also had the brilliant Fujitsu keyboard.

As it was nearing 6.30 PM, we decided to go back to Jubail and plan for a major outing next Thursday.

Back to Jubail

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