Take a tripTravel to Abha and you’ll find a city soaked with character, with remnants of its past tucked away down winding alleys and narrow streets. Southwest of the Grand Mosque is the town square, where antiquated yet well-preserved structures offer a glimpse of a bygone era. Beware that if you want to take photographs of the Town Hall, then you must ask permission first.
A couple of hours’ drive from the city centre is the hanging village of Habala. Built during the Ottoman period, it was originally only accessible by hanging ropes (hence the name). Today, a thrilling cable car ride takes you to this unique attraction.
In the middle of Abha is the Green Mountain, which is actually a hill that offers a glorious panoramic view of the city. At the top, relax in the restaurant with shisha and traditional mint tea, as you sit back and admire the sunset.
To find out more about the region and its history during your trip to Abha, take a trip to Bin Hamssan Cultural Village, which offers a fascinating glimpse of local life.