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Al-Baha City

Al Baha is the headquarters of the Governor, local councils and branches of governmental departments. Receiving the state's special attention, the city of Al Baha abounds in educational, tourist and health institutions. The "Pearl of Resorts" is the name given to Al Baha by the fascinated visitors who become acquainted with the city. Al-Baha region is rich in ancient mining sites. The sites of Khayal al Masna' and al-Aqiq were major gold mining areas; while the village of Kuna, where over one hundred building structures are located date back to South Arabian Civilization.

Climate

The climate in Al Baha is greatly affected by its varying geographic features. Generally speaking, the climate in Al-Baha is mild with temperatures ranging between 12-23 degrees Celsius. Due to its location above sea level, Al Baha's climate is moderate in summer and cold in winter. Due to its location at 2500 meters above sea level, the area attracts visitors looking for a moderate climate and pristine, scenic views.

History

The Hejaz region of Saudi Arabia was once ruled by the Turks for many years. The tribes of Al Baha are Ghamid and Zahran. In the past the area has been known variously as Ghamid and the Zahran region. Tribes in the region trace their origin to the famous pre-Islamic state of Saba whose rule extended to areas presently known as Syria and Lebanon. Historians also report that they established the famous state of Akoum, in Abyssinia.

Al Baha - An Oasis for Holiday Makers

The Province of Al-Baha is witnessing an unparalleled interest from holiday makers and visitors coming from both inside and outside the Kingdom, to spend the summer in its touristic areas and to enjoy its God-given gifts of beautiful nature, pleasant climate and varied topography. The Al Baha region is among the most important tourist areas in the Arab world, boasting fresh air, dense forests, and beautiful valleys. Visitors from inside the Kingdom and nearly countries are particularly attracted to the area by its more than 53 forests displaying incredible beauty, which includes: The most important touristic places in Baha are: Raghdan forest, Al-Mulad valley forest, Bida valley, Marzouk water falls Al-Zurayq, Al-Shahba, Jadr, Beni Zubian, Al-Khira, Al-Qama and Al-Kasran, as well as many parks and resorts, which have been set up by Al-Baha Municipality.

Tourist & Leisure
  • Baljurashi
  • Dhee Ayn (The marble village)
  • Al Baha Summer Tourism Festival
 
     
 
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