140 years of Saudi Arabia in Photos


1880s


View of the city of Mecca, late 1880s




The Hajji tent camp at the tomb of Sittana Maimuna, the wife of the prophet,1885



1900s


Construction of the Hejaz railroad, 1906




Laying the Hejaz railroad tracks near Tabuk, 1906



1910s


Camel caravan of pilgrims to Mecca, 1910




Medina: Central station in front of the west gate, 1914




Ruin city of al-Hijr, 1914



1920s


The Ka’aba in the 1920s


1930s


King Abdulaziz and the US Petrol Minister, laying the groundwork for the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (ARAMCO) 1934




Dammam: The first commercial oil well in Saudi Arabia, 1938



1940s


Entourage of King Abdulaziz, 1945




Royal bodyguards of Saudi Arabia, 1947


1950s


A group of people looking at an Aramco airplane after landing in Dhahran, 1950s




A view of the Ras Tanura Government Customs House, 1952




Shoppers strolling down King Saud Street in Al-Khobar, 1954



1960s


Street scene in Jeddah, 1960s




Car washing in Riyadh, 1960s




King Khalid Street in Khobar, 1960s



1970s


A Saudi family walking on the streets of Dammam, 1970s




Jeddah street view, 1970s




Women in Khobar, 1970s



1980s


Caravan Shopping Center in Jeddah, 1982




A glimpse of Jeddah rising, 1984



1990s


Aerial shot of Riyadh, 1990s



Present


The north side of Riyadh, 2015


Kingdom Tower in Riyadh, 2015




Abraj Al-Bait in Mecca, 2010s