Earlier this year, I came across an old black and white photo of some dovecotes in the desert south of Riyadh. I found one or two more recent pictures, but the only description of their location was “middle of nowhere near Ad Dilam”. After a lot of searching on Google maps and satellite imagery, I was able to locate the structures and visited them on a recent trip to Riyadh. The fourteen adobe towers really were “in the middle of nowhere” but it was worth the trip. I was able to stay and watch the sun set as wild doves flew back and forth to their nests within the towers.
Dovecotes were used throughout the Middle East to house carrier pigeons. Farmers also kept doves to collect droppings for fertilizer. Droppings were also used for leather tanning and making gunpowder.
Dovecotes are often associate with Iran, Egypt and Qatar but I hadn’t seen them in Saudi Arabia to date. For my Saudi friends, are you aware of other dovecotes in Saudi Arabia like this? I’ve heard that there may be some in the Asia region, but I haven’t been yet to see for myself. Let me know in the comments!
Должник не имеет права подавать милостыню, совершать хадж и прочие благие дела, так как сказано в хадисе: «Не будет принята милостыня того человека, члены семьи которого находятся в нужде, и у которого есть долги» (аль-Бухари). #Джумъамуборак#Хадж#SaudiArabiya#Mecce#Medina
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The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, which stands at 321 metres high, is 14 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower and only 60 metres shorter than the Empire State building.
The Burj Al Arab is one of the most luxurious hotels to stay in. It has been called “The World’s Only 7 Star Hotel”.
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