Enter the resort region of Saudi Arabia
Al Bahah may be the smallest province of the kingdom but its pleasant weather, lush green landscape, and rich heritage make it one of the main tourist hubs of the country. The word Bahah translates to different meanings such as ‘maximum of water’, ‘courtyard of a house’, and ‘high and abundant palm tree’. The region of Al Bahah is a surprising treat for visitors. Situated in the southwest of Saudi Arabia, it is a landlocked province with an area of approximately 15000 square kilometers. The mountains of the region go above 2000 meters and are covered with green vegetation. Even the climate of the region is surprisingly pleasant and refreshing. Unlike most other parts of Saudi Arabia, it is cool and humid here.
Al Bahah has an amazing variety of landscapes that include valleys, mountains, plains, forests, waterfalls, and the Tihama coastal plain. Mountains in the region include the Sarawat mountain range with heights varying between the 1500 - 2450 meter mark. The climate of the province is delightful with temperatures staying between 12 to 23 degrees Celsius. The phenomenon of fog is also often witnessed here. Being one of the major tourist resorts of the country has earned Al Bahah the nickname of ‘Pearl of the Resorts’. Some of the major cities of the province include Al Bahah (the capital city), Baljureshi, Almandaq, and Almekhwah. One of the trademarks of the region is its high-quality honey. The healthy traditional meals of the province are also known for their high nutritious value.