The Edge of the World (Jebel Fihrayn) is an unexpected and dramatic geological wonder in the rocky desert northwest of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The site is located 90km from Saudi’s capital and roughly a 90-minute drive. It forms part of the Tuwaiq cliffs, which stretch over more than 600km through central Saudi. Thhe cliffs once overlooked an ancient trade route used to cross the Arabian Peninsula from Yemen into the Levant and Persia.
The Edge of the World is reached a 4×4 jeep via winding cross country trails through the desert. Along the ridge of the Tuwaiq escarpment, there spectacular uninterrupted views across the barren valley floor and to the horizon. These starkly dramatic views earned the site its nickname, Edge of the World. The name has helped turn it into one of Riyadh’s most popular tourist destinations.
Zahid Travel offers day tours from Riyhad to the Edge of the World inn 4×4 Jeeps. Zahid Travel was established in 1958 as one of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s first travel agencies. Link: www.zahid-travel.com