Abha Travel Guide

  • Abha
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  • Abha
    by edwinic
  • Abha
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Abha Things to Do

  • Haballah : Visit the Hanging Village

    On the outskirts of Abha, visit the hanging village of Habbalah. This village was built in the side of a steep cliff during the Ottoman occupation. Today, it is accesible by cable car providing breath taking views of mountains and desert landscapes.

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  • Visit the Green Mountain

    Go by car or by telefreek and visit the Green Mountain Museum and Restaurant- great food and breath taking views.

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  • Hanging on a Wire-Cable Car

    Hmmm...Dont miss this Chance to try this exhilirating experience....From the Top of the Highest Point in Saudi..you will be literally dropped down in the midst of greenery down...Simply the Best !!!

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  • The traditional old houses!

    This is what a typical house in Abha would look like,although many people live in modern houses these days but these remain the old traditional house!Picture taken from Google images.

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  • Al Souda Peak

    The highest peak in Saudi Arabia,it is located near Abha on the mountains of Aseer,it is 10.000Ft high.....some people believe that it is called Souda(which means black)because of the drak trees and cloudy skies!Pronounced AL SOODAH in the Abha accent.

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  • Tease the Baboons

    It's in my nature to pull someone else's leg, with people - it's pretty normal, either they laugh with you or get ready to see some constellations when you get a big hit right on your eye! But teasing the baboons... duh!... are you out of your mind?We went up the mountain park or jungle park in Al-Baha, some 400kms on the way to Abha where we spent...

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  • Rijal Alma: tradition

    This village is the lowest area of Mintaqat Aseer. It's 1:30 hour away from Abha. There're two ways to reach this tiny village, by car or cable car. Cable car takes 25-min from top to bottom. Be prepared you're moving down from the coolest area-Sooda town, to the hottest area-Rijaal Almaa Village. So have a heavey jacket, and wear sleeveless...

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  • Bin Hamssan Cultural Village

    This place gathers all heritage and history of Mintaqat Aseer. You got to see an old palace, small restuarants, antique seats, and even traditional toilets. Bin Hamssan, the owner of this village is a friendly guy. He welcomed our group in a very traditional way. They shoot in the air, representing their happiness of receiving guests.You can...

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  • Hanged Village of Dead

    al-Habala Mountain or Hanged Village narrates a histroy of its people. This mountain is as hard as stones, so people. They used to bury their deads under stones and rocks. You can climb mountains and see corpuses still there. It's not allowed anymore to bury under rocks. Newest body is back to 30 years ago.

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Abha Hotels

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  • Boudl Suites

    New Al Taif Road, Abha Mall, P.O. Box 75, Abha, 11372, Saudi Arabia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Abha Palace

    Abha Palace Hotel is a Five Star De Luxe Hotel in Abha, Assir Province. The climate is cool all year...

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  • InterContinental Abha

    PO Box 1447, Al Sooda, Abha, Saudi Arabia

    Satisfaction: Terrible

Abha Restaurants

  • FOOD never a Problem

    Though comparative to jeddah and Riyadh, the restaurant here miss the Cosmo Look But Food is never a issue here..Lot of Arabic and Lebanese restaurant near your Touch..So Dnt have to worry..it is tasty, Clean and definetely Economical.

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  • FOOD never a Problem

    Though comparative to jeddah and Riyadh, the restaurant here miss the Cosmo Look But Food is never a issue here..Lot of Arabic and Lebanese restaurant near your Touch..So Dnt have to worry..it is tasty, Clean and definetely Economical.

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Abha Transportation

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    by DunaKal Updated Nov 18, 2003

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    As soon we arrived to the airport,we rented a car from an office at the airport,it was high season for tourisim in Abha then,,so we ended up squashed in a small car,,all the big cars were rented out,so it might be helpful if you can arrange the car you need to rent before traveling to Abha.

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Abha Shopping

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    by LauraofArabia Written Mar 25, 2013

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    This is a real souq, with real people : the sights, the smells, the tastes.i could spend hours here.

    What to buy: A great place to buy Asiri dresses, perfume, incense, baskets, honey and just about anything else.

    What to pay: Its cheap, but make sure to bargain anyway.

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Abha Local Customs

  • the Old Palace and Ladies

    Old palace consists of 4 floors, the 1st for guests, 2nd for living room, 3rd for bedrooms and 4th for kitchen which shares half roof. Woman of Abha is who decorates her own house. Color made out of natural products. Yellow is out of a kind of spice, red is out of an Abha fruit, green is out Arar Abha tree, and blue i forgot,lol. You can see colors...

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  • Abha costume of nature--men

    Since Abha is a natural hilly region, people tend to be poets and artistic about everything even clothes.Men costume usually consists of three parts; the lower is like a short skirt called--al-Massnafthe middle is a blouse.the top is a big hat like mexican hats.

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  • Women heavy dress

    The black dress is called Abha thobe. Usually women wear very heavy jewelery; belts, forehead belt, big earings besides a hat too. The heavier jewlery, the richer the woman. That's why, a woman's dowry in Abha is really high and may range SR30000-SR150000.Some women cover their faces with burkhu, usually old ladies. They represents female shyness....

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Abha Warnings and Dangers

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    by LauraofArabia Written Mar 28, 2013

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    The mountain roads around Abha are extremely treacherous when it rains. The streets flood quicklyy because there is no sewage system. Water flowing down from the mountains are like rivers bringing with it rocks and anything in its path.

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Abha Off The Beaten Path

  • Go back in history. Bin Hamssan Village

    This old house was lovingly restored by its owner and turned into a museum of Arabian culture and tradition. It includes a restaurant and coffee shop as well as theater.

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  • AL Lute - The Village for Traditional...

    From Abha, take the road to Habala. The village is close to al Wadiayn.Turn off the main road and explore.The locals are very nice and helpful.These are typical south Arabian buildings, very few are left, but this village has some excellent examples.

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  • Hospitable People!

    Once we stopped an old lady to ask her where to buy silver jewellery(she was wearing the tradditional Abhawi dress with a big hat covering her head)so she told us just follow me,,she was walking by our car)....few meters ahead we reached a very well built large house with a terrace,so she welcomed us in and offerd some tea,then she brought us her...

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Abha Sports & Outdoors

  • by Manyana Written Mar 24, 2004

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    Abha is a hilly area, where people used to bury their dead inside rocks and cover them with stones. However, it's illegal now.
    You can climb mountains and have an interesting climb along the 30-year-old cemeteries. Have a strong heart!

    Equipment: robes, pants, some money for cable car--SR40 per person.
    Better to contact an a tourism agency. People of this area is little reserved.

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    • Camping

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