Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Abha's homes are made of stone and mud and were built by hand. Some homes are over 300 years old and still inhabited. The slight graduation from one layer to the next gives these houses the overall impression of truncated pyramids.

Abha has a well known marketplace, which is open daily. The market is always busy with activity and people moving about. The locals bargain for goods like: fruits, vegetables, and coffee beans among other items. Local specialty items like ornate silver Bedouin jewelry or hand-woven baskets are also available.

The Saudi government has been promoting Abha as a tourist destination and has created events, such as the Abha Festival during the summer, to draw people to the city.


Abha (Arabic: أبها) is the capital of Asir province in Saudi Arabia, population 450,912 (2006 census). It is situated at 2,200 metres (7,200 ft) above sea level in the fertile mountains of south-western Saudi Arabia near the National Park of Asir. Its mild climate makes it a popular tourist destination for Saudis.

Hahaha...Funny isnt it??!! ;)


Unplugged Shreaky said...

yupp... it is... make abha read it... lolz!!!

Metallica bhakt! said...

Abba Barve!!
Abba!(The band)
OMG!! its soooo freakin funny!! Finally we have some *substantial* material to take Abhudi's (:P) case!As if yet! ;)

simply me! said...

oh my God!!..it was really confusing..and whenever abha's name came up i went!?!?!!????? by the way wat made u do that research??

anand said...

ya confused 4 sure
where did u get this from??
good work....

Dhandal said...

(devilish laugh)
well i guess only Abha hasn't read this here yet..
hope she dosent kill me for it!!!

abha said...

To that devilish laughter: anyone can look at da first line and tell its a place you are talking abt.i think everyone's trying to "appear" surprised...thats all.