|Escarpment west of Riyadh|
The heat reaches 50 degrees C and is almost suffocating. Everyone scurries from air-conditioned cars, to air-conditioned malls and air-conditioned houses. The pools are welcome places to cool off. At least we can do that in a relaxed western atmosphere. It must be harder for the locals as the majority of their houses are behind high walls, with little garden space and no pools - only the well-off have the space and money.
|Coffee pots are popular|
|Just in case you forget where you are!|
|Old Diriyah - the original settlement of Riyadh|
|You are never meant to be more than 800m from a mosque!|
|Some people are trying to break with the norm and bring colour to the streets|