Al Baha, Saudi Arabia, Asharq Al-Awsat – Located in southwest Saudi Arabia, nestled between the resorts of al Taif and Abha, al Baha is one of the Kingdom’s prime tourist attractions.
It enjoys a pleasant climate and is surrounded by more that forty forests, including Raghdan, al Zaraeb and Baidan. Visitors to the area can also use the funicular railway at al Sarat and marvel and the sights and sounds of the nearby valleys and mountains, or sample locally-grown fruits, which include dates, pomegranate, walnuts, grapes and bananas. Villages in the area are famous for their sweet honey.
With more than a million visitors every year, al Baha’s tourist authority has launched a number of programs to attract tourists and facilitate their stay in the area, in conjunction with the Prince of the region and his deputy.
Al Baha is served by a regional airport and a good network of roads. Visitors can also used public transport at one of three stations, including the main Baha station as well as Bisha-al Baha and Abha- al Baha.
The area is served by a number of world-class hotels and several rest- stations. For more independent travelers, al Baha offers hundreds of private apartments to choose from, in addition to well-stocked markets. Restaurants in al Baha include: Istanbul , al Bait al Kabeer, Ali Layla and al Bustan. Internet cafes and sports café line the city’s streets and welcome visitors year-round.
Shoppers should head to the al Ghaneem Mall and Abu al Khayr for the latest in fashion accessories, perfume and jewelry.
Al Baha Treasures:
1. Wadi Al Ageeg forest
2.The Al Kharrara water fall is 30 kilometers to the south of Al Baha.
3. Wadi Feig forest.
4. The Raghdan forest, which covers an area of 600,000 square meters.
5.The Amdan forest north of Al Baha city.