Monday, January 28, 2019

Our World - Al Ula Barzan

One of the eleven different tours offered at the Winter at Tantora Festival in Al Ula is a trip to Barzan Resort for a Saudi style luncheon amidst the peaceful palm treed grounds. A traditionally dressed server greets guests as they enter, offering a small cup of gahwa (Arabic coffee).

Black tents with white stripes which are made of goat hair are situated around the grounds.  Inside the tents are vendors offering handmade crafts made by Saudi women, such as beaded veils and jewlery.

An assortment of delicious Saudi dishes is served for lunch in a large open air carpeted area with Bedouin style seating on the floor.

It was definitely a true unforgettable Saudi experience, as the entire Weekend at Tantora Festival was.

To read more about my experience at the Winter at Tantora Festival in Al Ula, CLICK HERE.

My friend Laura of the amazing blog Blue Abaya has written a fabulous comprehensive guide and history of Madain Saleh with lots of fantastic photos - CLICK HERE to access it.

Be sure to visit OUR WORLD TUESDAY, where family-friendly bloggers share a unique glimpse into what life is like all around our ever-amazing planet.


Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I’d sign up in a minute. So exotic to this Okie.

Susie of Arabia said...

Yogi - Actually the Winter at Tantora Festival has been extended for another 2 weeks. Tourist visas for the event are easy to obtain online in five minutes from what I understand. Come! It's really the trip of a life time. If you can't make it this year, it's supposed to be an annual event - so maybe you can plan to come in the future!

William Kendall said...

Excellent shots!