It’s a popular weekend pastime in Saudi – jump in your four wheel drive and head out of town to the tallest sand dune you can find (and there’s a lot to choose from).


Post script: I’ve just heard about Saudi’s Empty Quarter – a largely inaccessible part of the desert where the dunes rise to an incredible 300 metres and can unexpectedly swallow cars as the shifting sands are so unpredictable. And they take tours. Now that would be an exceptional experience and photo opportunity (he writes, hoping his client is reading this).

Otherwise, it’s time to pack up my camera gear and head back to Riyadh to address the Colour of Saudi Photography convention… where did I leave those notes.