The Edge of the World in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia also known as Jebel Fihrayn is an unexpected and dramatic geological wonder in the rocky desert northwest of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The gorgeous sight of these cliffs and endless panoramic view of the plains below make it an unforgettable tourist attraction. It is an exciting experience to walk along the cliffs.
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The Edge of the World is aptly named. Reached through winding desert trails that run along a ridge of the Tuwaiq escarpment, this spectacular spot offers uninterrupted views across the barren valley floor and to the horizon, from the edge of a sheer precipice. These starkly dramatic views earned the site its nickname, and have helped turn it into one of Riyadh’s most popular tourist destinations.
It is located about 90km from Saudi’s capital and roughly a 90-minute drive. It forms part of the vast Tuwaiq cliffs, which stretch over more than 600km through central Saudi, and once overlooked an ancient trade route used to cross the Arabian Peninsula from Yemen into the Levant and Persia.
We took a tour with Ghazi Tours to travel to Edge of the world. I must say it was a fascinating experience. There are lot of opinions about whether to take an early morning trip or an afternoon trip but my vote goes for the afternoon trip. The sunset here is mesmerizing and walking along the cliffs gives you a trilling experience. Before you reach the destination, make sure you visit the 300 to 400 years old tree called the Tree of Life. Please make sure you do not miss the camp fire after sunset with if you take a tour with Ghazi tours 🙂 . The tour costed around 300 Saudi Riyals per person which included snacks and dinner option.
It typically takes between 15 and 30 minutes to reach the cliff edge, however, there are plenty of opportunities along the way to stop and enjoy the view. Gates out of the site close at 6pm, so make sure you leave enough time for the return drive home or, instead, opt for a night of camping in the Acacia valley and savour the atmospheric sunset and star-studded night sky.
Hikers can choose from a range of routes to get to the top, but with rugged terrain, steep climbs and loose gravel, good walking shoes are advised. As you traverse the path, keep an eye out for fossils – a holdover from when the region was part of an ocean bed – and for camels and the remains of riverbeds crossing the valley below.
Getting here requires an SUV with good GPS, and ideally as part of a larger group of vehicles. Alternatively, several leading tour companies offer daylong excursions to the site, including the option to camp overnight. The best time to visit is during the cooler winter months, when the skies are clear and the temperatures more manageable.
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