5 Of Saudi Arabia’s Best Mountain Retreats To Head To This Eid

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Eid is coming up, and with it, the scorching summer sun. But fear not; Saudi Arabia has the most beautiful mountain retreats with year-round pleasant climes that are calling your name. This time the Eid holidays are pretty long—it’s nine days in some offices, so go ahead and make the most of them. Mountain magic awaits.

1. Taif: The Classic Choice

If you’re looking for a mountain escape with all the bells and whistles, Taif is your jam. This historic city sits at a cool 6,100 feet above sea level. Plus, the city has added so many new places for tourists to visit this year that even if you visited the city a dozen times, there’s more to do this time around.

 

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2. Al-Baha: The Eid Favorite

Al-Baha sees so many tourists during Eid that it’s super difficult to get a bed here. But even if you don’t get a bed, the place is perfect for forest camping. Just bring your camping essentials and spend the night in the Arabian forest.


3. Al-Namas: The Natural Beauty

It won’t be an exaggeration to say Al-Namas is one of the most scenic spots in the country. Think towering cliffs, weathered slopes, and a landscape straight out of an adventure movie. Be sure to check out the Al-Namas Reservoir, which has some cool activities like kayaking to do in it.


4. Tanomah: The Climber’s Playground

If you’re a climber, Tanomah is just the place for you. There are crags all over the place, and the best part is that they’re all located in close proximity to each other. But even if you’re not into climbing and just seeking an escape from the ordinary, it’s otherworldly landscape is a feast for the eyes.


5. Abha: The Crown Jewel

No list of Saudi mountain retreats would be complete without mentioning Abha. This sprawling city offers everything from historical sites to bustling markets, all set against a stunning mountainous backdrop. Go on hiking trails, take the cable car ride, or explore the stone town of Rijal Alma on foot. Abha is an escape with something for everyone—the kind where you can spend days and still not feel bored.

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