There was a time when most of the Arabian Peninsula was a verdant green carpet that had several rivers and abundant with wildlife. But due to a climate shift that is believed to have occurred 5000 years ago, much of the Arabian Peninsula along with the Sahara has become a harsh and barren desert.
However in Saudi Arabia, there are some pockets that remain so luxuriantly green even so many years after the climate shift that you’d confuse them for some place in Sub-Saharan Africa. From large bodies of water and flowing streams to luxuriant grasslands and fertile savannahs, these photos will show you a completely different side of the Kingdom. For those who haven’t seen the ‘Green Side’ of Saudi Arabia yet, prepare to be flabbergasted.