Abha is the capital city of the Asir region in Saudi Arabia and is located in the southwestern part of the country. It is situated at an altitude of 2270m, which gives it a more moderate and pleasant climate compared to many other cities in Saudi Arabia.
The city of Abha has a long history, dating back to ancient times. It was a prominent settlement in the Asir region even before the formation of the modern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Abha qualifies as a tourist destination mainly because of its cooler climate and the nearby Al Soudah mountains, but in the city itself there is not too much too see. There is the Shamsan Ottoman fort on a hilltop overlooking Abha and the Al Basta district with several traditional houses with characteristic fins on the walls.
How to get to Abha
Abha has an airport with connections to Jeddah and Riyadh. Otherwise it can be reached by car.
Accommodation
There are many hotels and other accomodation options in Abha, all bookable via the international booking portals.
01 Abha lake 02 Abha lake and dam 03 Abha lake and dam
04 Abha lake and dam 05 Shamsan Ottoman fortress
06 Shamsan Ottoman fortress 07 Shamsan Ottoman fortress 08 Shamsan Ottoman fortress 09 Shamsan Ottoman fortress
10 Shamsan Ottoman fortress 11 Water tanks on rooftops 12 Traditional Saudi house in Al Basta district 13 Traditional Saudi house in Al Basta district 14 Traditional Saudi house in Al Basta district
15 Traditional Saudi house in Al Basta district 16 Traditional Saudi house in Al Basta district 17 Traditional Saudi house in Al Basta district 18 Traditional Saudi house in Al Basta district 19 Traditional Saudi house in Al Basta district
20 Traditional Saudi house in Al Basta district 21 Traditional Saudi houses in Al Basta district 22 Traditional Saudi house in Al Basta district
23 Al Bahar historical square 24 Fountain on Al Bahar historical square
25 Abha skyline
26 Abha skyline
27 Monument on King Khalid road 28 Al Bahar area and King Abdulaziz mosque 29 King Abdulaziz mosque 30 Flower bed
31 King Abdulaziz mosque 32 Abha flower park 33 Hotel Beauty Rose
34 Abha skyline at night
35 Abha skyline at night
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