"Base Ops for Lawrence of Arabia" Yanbu` al Bahr by american_tourister

Yanbu` al Bahr Travel Guide: 176 reviews and 282 photos

Yanbu - An ancient city

Yanbu has been here for centuries. I have been here for a short time. I am anxious to explore and will as time passes on. I'll add to the pages as I go.

Royal Commission Area

I have not gotten into the old city yet but this is the newer developed area. Good roads, infrastructure and housing exist here.

Old Yanbu

I came across this old and deteriorated area while just driving around one day. I don't know how old this is but it is more than 100 years by my guess. The wind towers and elevated walkways tell me that. This is what they used before electricity and air conditioning took over.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Better traffic and drivers than Jubail
  • Cons:Remote
  • In a nutshell:Can't say much so far. Time will tell.
  • Last visit to Yanbu` al Bahr: Sep 2010
  • Intro Updated Oct 15, 2010
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