Saudi Arabia: Dhahran al Janub

Jazan and Najran are major towns in the Saudi south and are more or less known for restored tourist attractions. But the dusty Dhahran al Janub, just kilometers off Yemen, is a true jewel, an open air museum. The town is full of traditional mudbrick architecture in various states of restoration/disrepair. The central palace is more or less restored, with beautiful window, brightly painted interior and spectacular setting. But the city was also packed with other mudbrick masterpieces and stand-alone towers, so still inhabited as regular houses! The whole town should be a UNESCO site, it’s so awesome!