Abandoned villages in southern Saudi Arabia find new life

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Thu, 2024-02-15 22:45

RIYADH: Driven by nostalgia and a desire to reconnect with their roots, residents of Al-Aroud village in Asir region are reclaiming a piece of their ancestral homeland after a 50-year absence.

Fueled by government initiatives and their own emotional ties, they have partnered with the local municipality to transform a section of the village into a bustling hub for community gatherings.

The village comprises more than 150 houses, including three palaces and two historical fortresses, as well as a recently restored old mosque.

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