Drive to Umluj in Tabuk ProvinceSunday, May 22, 2016
The reason I add "Drive to... " to most of my travel posts title is because it is the drive and the journey that I cherish more than the destination. Primary reason being we don't spend too much time at the destination as one of us don't enjoy the outdoor hot sun of Saudi Arabia. You know which one!
Right after we came back from Madain Saleh drive, Mr. F said lets do a drive every weekend! Now that is something I will hold on to forever and I am sure he regrets making that statement! :-P He also mentioned Umluj during that conversation and so I began my "pestering" him with when are we going to Umulj, Umlaj, Umluj etc. each time getting corrected.
Like always with Mr. F nothing goes with a plan. Can you believe we drove to Umluj right after our grocery shopping on a Saturday morning! It was so capricious that I wanted it to last forever - that feeling of rush of going on a romantic drive or something! Wait, we can't drive away with packs of fresh meat and vegetables! So got back to the apartment to leave all the stuffs and rushed back to hit the road to Umluj.
Umluj is a small city in the Tabuk province of Saudi Arabia. From stunning beaches and islands and rustic buildings and houses, Umluj is a must visit town for those living in Saudi Arabia. As we reached around noon and on a Saturday, the whole city was indoors! I could spot only a couple of families and a few men on the road. Even the traffic was so laid back that we drove around the town twice and then chose to get off at one of the beaches.
Just when I was drafting this post, I quickly checked google and am glad we didn't miss anything. The town is known for its beaches and if you love to swim then there are dedicated area for swimmers and even for kids. :-) Hoping to make many more such long-drive memories!