Visit to Fanateer and Khakheel Beach
Today being a Friday and a holiday, we decided to do a bit of exploring. Our (I and Mehul – a colleague at SABIC – and his family) plan was a drive to Fanateer (the posh area of Jubail and developed by the Royal Commission forJubail and Yanbu), Khakheel beach and then make a stopover at Jarir Bookstore on the way back to Jubail.
Turning from the Port Road into Highway 6
Highway 6.. en route to Fanateer
The Royal Commission Building in Fanateer
The beach finally.. standing close to the water. No pictures of people though, you cannot photograph ladies in Saudi Arabia. I have taken extra care not to get into trouble.
Anyway, the beach was packed (you will have to take my word for it) and you could see families enjoying themselves at the beach. The weather being cool, we saw only one person swimming in the sea.
Yours truly.. not exactly beachwear.. but was my first trip here in any case…
The most interesting find was a Fujitsu-Seimens for SR1690 running Linux. A full sized laptop for less than the price of a Acer Aspire 1. It also had the brilliant Fujitsu keyboard.
As it was nearing 6.30 PM, we decided to go back to Jubail and plan for a major outing next Thursday.
Jubail Industrial City…all these on the right are petrochemical complexes