ThePlace: One of Saudi Arabia's highest peaks

Updated 16 October 2018
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ThePlace: One of Saudi Arabia's highest peaks

  • Jabal Souda is part of a mountain range called the Sarawat Mountains, the largest in Saudi Arabia

Jabal Souda is one of the highest peaks in Saudi Arabia, and is located 25 kilometers from Abha city, Asir.
It is about 2,800 meters above sea level and is one of the most vegetated areas in the Kingdom.
Asir is located on a high plate and receives the most rainfall in the Kingdom. Jabal Souda’s weather temperature is the coolest in the Kingdom, and it is widely praised for displaying the most attractive and dramatic views.
According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the highlands of Asir have witnessed rain and moderate weather temperatures that have attracted large numbers of visitors from all over the Kingdom and beyond.
Roads leading to famous parks in the region, such as Al-Souda, Bani Mazen village, Al-Habala, Al-Faraa, and the provinces of Namas and Tanuma, have seen a large volume of tourist traffic.
The tourism services in Abha have proved useful to visitors. The cable car experience provides an opportunity for visitors to see the beauty of nature in Asir, which is highlighted during the summer season.
Abha attracts guests and visitors seeking the refreshing atmosphere and landscapes.
Jabal Souda is part of a mountain range called the Sarawat Mountains, the largest in Saudi Arabia.


Saudi king arrives in Egypt on official visit

Updated 8 min 23 sec ago
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Saudi king arrives in Egypt on official visit

  • King Salman will head the Saudi delegation at the EU-Arab states summit
  • Ways to strengthen Saudi-Egyptian ties will be discussed during the king’s visit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrived in Egypt Saturday on an official visit, during which he will attend the EU-Arab Summit, the Saudi Press Agency reported.  

The king will head the Saudi delegation at the summit, which is due to be held in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh. 

The two-day summit is billed as a starting point for the Arab League and the EU to boost cooperation on shared strategic priorities including migration, security and climate change.

Economic development, the Palestinian question, and the conflicts in Libya, Syria and Yemen are also up for discussion.

The king's visit is a response to an invitation from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who will host the two-day summit.

Ways to strengthen Saudi-Egyptian ties will be discussed during the visit.