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Wadi Al-Dawasir

• Wadi Al-Dawasir is one of the governorates of the Riyadh region in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Among the names of this governorate: Aqiq, Aqiq Bani Aqil, Aqiq Tamra. It was called the valley (Wadi) because it is one of the valleys running in the Arabian Peninsula in the past, and its family and residents were attributed to the sons of the Dawasir tribe, so it was called Wadi Al-Dawasir. 

• Wadi Al-Dawasir is rich in antiquities due to the large number of ancient kingdoms and civilizations that settled in it throughout the ages and times, such as the ancient Qaryat Al Faw, which is about 100 kilometers away from the governorate headquarters, from the southeastern side, specifically in the area where Wadi Al-Dawasir overlaps with the Tuwaiq Mountains at an area called "Al-Faw", and it overlooks the northwestern edge of the Empty Quarter. It is thus located on the trade route that connects the south and north-east of the Arabian Peninsula, where caravans used to start from the Kingdom of Sheba, Ma’in, Qataban, Hadramout, and Himyar heading to Najran, from there to a Qaryah, and from there to Al-Aflaj, then to Al-Yamamah, then heading east to the Gulf and north to Mesopotamia and the Levant.

• Qaryat Al-Faw tells us about that ancient civilization of the Kingdom of "Kinda", Imru'l-Qais and the King of Qahtan, and how their homes, markets, shops, clothes, food, utensils, means of decoration, security system, defense of their forts and towers, their culture, and their economic and social activities were recorded in their ancient temples, which date back to three hundred years before the birth of Christ or more. The governorate also has many archaeological sites, including the village of (Al-Jaw) in the north of the governorate, and a number of ancient forts and palaces that are still steadfast and resistant to all natural factors.

• The climate of Wadi Al-Dawasir is a continental "desert" climate that is hot in summer and cold in winter. The summer temperature reaches more than 45 degrees Celsius, and in the winter the minimum temperature may reach less than 5 degrees Celsius.