Consisting of desert steppe and volcanic rock jebels,
this vast reserve of (13,775 square kilometers)
was the first protected Area to be established in Saudi Arabia.
It is home to the Endangered Arabian and Sand Gazelles
and offers wintering and breeding grounds for the Houbara,
Bustard, Cream- Colored Courser, Dotterel, GoldenEagle,
and a wide variety of other birdlife including nine species of larks