ThePlace: One of Saudi Arabia's highest peaks

Updated 13 July 2018
0

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 envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

Updated 21 September 2018
0

Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

  • UN official briefd on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen

JEDDAH: Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, Saudi ambassador to Yemen and executive director of the “Isnad” Center for Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations in Yemen, met on Thursday with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths.

During the meeting, Al-Jaber highlighted Saudi Arabia and the coalition states’ support of humanitarian operations in Yemen in light of violations committed by the Houthi militias.

He also briefed the UN official on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen, affirming its support in accordance with three references (Gulf Initiative and its executive mechanism, outputs of the national dialogue and Security Council Resolution 2216).

Griffiths highlighted his efforts with the Iran-backed Houthi militias to return to the negotiating table.

Earlier, Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsin Saleh met with Griffiths. They discussed the latest developments in the Yemeni arena and efforts for peace there.