Registered as a nature reserve in UNESCO.. Watch the magic of “Saudi Maldives” and show

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Registered as a nature reserve in UNESCO.. See the charm of the “Saudi Maldives” and its turquoise beaches

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The Farasan Islands in the Jazan region in the south of Saudi Arabia have a charming nature and stunning views that enabled it, a few days before it was registered as the first Saudi nature reserve on the MAP programme, one of the programs of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).

“Saudi Maldives”
The Farasan Islands are located off the coast of the southern province of Jazan, about 42 kilometers from the coast of the city of Jazan, and among the largest of its islands are the Great Farasan Island, Al-Saqeed (The Lesser Farasan), Qamah, and other uninhabited islands. The reserve covers an area of ​​5,408 square kilometres, while the areas of the wilderness reserve are approximately 710 square kilometres.

The beautiful and idyllic islands constitute an inexhaustible source of adventure, as they are the jewel in the crown of Jazan, which prompted some of them to call them the famous “Maldives” islands, due to their beauty of nature and the purity of water.

Three of the 84 islands are permanently inhabited, and the rest are largely a marine nature reserve. It is home to white-sand beaches, green mangroves, low inland cliffs, and expansive blue skies, and is home to a diverse assortment of birds and wildlife, including mountain deer, gray pelicans, and groups of flamingos. In the winter, migratory birds also come from Europe to settle on it, according to what information about them reveals on the “Spirit of Saudi Arabia” website of the Saudi Tourism Authority.

The Farasan Islands are unspoiled and unspoiled by human hands, and they form an archipelago protected from islands and coral islands. The reserve contains more than 230 species of fish, and is characterized by containing many endangered wildlife, such as the green turtle, the hawksbill turtle, and seahorses, And dolphins, some types of whales, and sharks, and the islands also include 50 types of coral, and they are characterized by herbs, marine algae, jellyfish forests, and mangroves, which serve as incubators for young fish and crustaceans, and are not only home to many wildlife and colorful marine creatures, It is also an enchanting destination for those looking to explore the rich Saudi heritage and geographical diversity.

The stunning images captured by photographer Khaled Zarouk show the magic of nature in “Forsan”, the beauty of its turquoise waters, and its embrace of environmental and geographical diversity.

September 17, 2021 – Safar 10, 1443

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The Farasan Islands are characterized by natural, ecological and geographical diversity and charming nature

The Farasan Islands in the Jazan region in the south of Saudi Arabia have a charming nature and stunning views that enabled it, a few days before it was registered as the first Saudi nature reserve on the MAP programme, one of the programs of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).

“Saudi Maldives”
The Farasan Islands are located off the coast of the southern province of Jazan, about 42 kilometers from the coast of the city of Jazan, and among the largest of its islands are the Great Farasan Island, Al-Saqeed (The Lesser Farasan), Qamah, and other uninhabited islands. The reserve covers an area of ​​5,408 square kilometres, while the areas of the wilderness reserve are approximately 710 square kilometres.

The beautiful and idyllic islands constitute an inexhaustible source of adventure, as they are the jewel in the crown of Jazan, which prompted some of them to call them the famous “Maldives” islands, due to their beauty of nature and the purity of water.

Three of the 84 islands are permanently inhabited, and the rest are largely a marine nature reserve. It is home to white-sand beaches, green mangroves, low inland cliffs, and expansive blue skies, and is home to a diverse assortment of birds and wildlife, including mountain deer, gray pelicans, and groups of flamingos. In the winter, migratory birds also come from Europe to settle on it, according to what information about them reveals on the “Spirit of Saudi Arabia” website of the Saudi Tourism Authority.

The Farasan Islands are unspoiled and unspoiled by human hands, and they form an archipelago protected from islands and coral islands. The reserve contains more than 230 species of fish, and is characterized by containing many endangered wildlife, such as the green turtle, the hawksbill turtle, and seahorses, And dolphins, some types of whales, and sharks, and the islands also include 50 types of coral, and they are characterized by herbs, marine algae, jellyfish forests, and mangroves, which serve as incubators for young fish and crustaceans, and are not only home to many wildlife and colorful marine creatures, It is also an enchanting destination for those looking to explore the rich Saudi heritage and geographical diversity.

The stunning images captured by photographer Khaled Zarouk show the magic of nature in “Forsan”, the beauty of its turquoise waters, and its embrace of environmental and geographical diversity.





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