Saudi heritage village where history and diversity meet — 2,000 meters above sea level

The Habala Museum. (SPA)
Updated 04 August 2018

Saudi heritage village where history and diversity meet — 2,000 meters above sea level

  • The museum was established in two phases and its contents were divided over two separate buildings to simulate what life was like in Asir centuries ago
  • This heritage village combines authenticity, history, civilization and entertainment so that families can find everything they need

Saudi Arabia’s unique ecological and climatic diversity houses many tourist attractions, among which is Habala village in Al-Wadiyayn area in Asir Province.
Habala is a small mountain village that occupies 65,000 square meters of land at 2,000 meters above sea level and overlooks Tihamah.
In this charming village, the Habala Museum was built to contain 400 historical artifacts that depict the heritage of Asir Province.
It also contains photographs of Saudi kings, educational documents, and old oil reports and documents issued by Saudi Aramco.

Arab tents
Al-Wadiyayn Municipality, headed by Ali Al-Massoud, divided the museum into two sections, one of which displays household and agricultural artifacts used in Asir a century ago, while the other displays Arab tents, organisms that were a source of food and trade for Asir’s inhabitants, animals used for transportation and the earliest cars used in the province more than 80 years ago.
The director of the heritage village, Abdullah bin Ahmad, said: “The museum was established in two phases and its contents were divided over two separate buildings to simulate what life was like in Asir centuries ago, inspire the young generations, capture the heritage of Asir, and portray how Saudi Arabia has developed significantly in various fields.”
He said that the municipality seeks to improve and develop the village’s facilities, including the heritage museum.
“This heritage village combines authenticity, history, civilization and entertainment so that families can find everything they need in this beautiful place with its charming climate,” he said.


Saudi books translated into Mandarin launched

Al-Madi expressed his happiness with the important step of translating Saudi literature into Mandarin. (SPA)
Updated 24 August 2019

Saudi books translated into Mandarin launched

  • Al-Madi expressed his happiness with the important step of translating Saudi literature into Mandarin

BEIJING: Three books on Saudi classical literature, which were translated into the Chinese language, were launched at a ceremony organized by the Beijing Teachers Qualification Publishing House.
The event was held in cooperation with the Center for Research and Intercommunication Knowledge in Riyadh, and the Department of Arabic Language at Beijing University for Foreign Studies.
It was attended by the Saudi ambassador to China, Turki Al-Madi, the president of the Center for Research and Intercommunication Knowledge, Dr. Yahya bin Junaid, and Chinese officials. Al-Madi expressed his happiness with the important step of translating Saudi literature into Mandarin.