Desert lakes

Desert lakes

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  • Al Kharrarah national park

    Al Kharrarah national park

    On the edge of Riyadh, Al Kharrarah National Park is home to Lake Kharrarah, also known as the Lake of Liquid Light. After heavy winter rains, this temporary desert lake forms and can be deep enough to swim. Take a dip or enjoy the surrounding red sand hills as you picnic on the shore.

  • Al Asfar lake

    Al Asfar lake

    Head north of Al Ahsa National Park to Al Asfar Lake, also called Yellow Lake. This hidden gem gets its water from the irrigation springs that supply more than 22,000 farms in Al Ahsa. In winter, migratory birds flock here, including squacco herons and little grebes.

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