Spectacular Mountains and a Cooler Climate
Asir Province is located in the southwest of Saudi Arabia. The majestic city of Abha is the capital of Asir province. The province shares a common border with Yemen and also has a coastline with the Red Sea. The name Asir is in reference to the Asir tribe that inhabits the region. The province is known for its scenic mountain ranges that offer some truly breathtaking views. Due to the tough mountainous terrain, the region remained relatively isolated for quite some time. New infrastructure projects by the Saudi government have linked the province to the outside world and it has quickly caught on as a popular tourist destination.
One of the most attractive features of the province is its comparatively cold climate. While the rest of the country experiences the harsh desert heat, Asir enjoys milder temperatures and also receives a decent amount of rainfall. This has made it an attractive destination for tourists who are looking for an escape from the hot temperatures and want a relaxing, closer-to-nature experience.