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

The Habala Museum. (SPA)
Updated 04 August 2018
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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.


13,230 families benefit from ‘Sakani’ program in Saudi Arabia

More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018. (SPA)
Updated 17 June 2019
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13,230 families benefit from ‘Sakani’ program in Saudi Arabia

  • More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018

RIYADH: The Ministry of Housing’s “Sakani” program has helped 13,230 families registered on its Real Estate Development Fund list with housing options and finance solutions during May.
This includes 5,835 families who live in their own homes, bringing the total number of families benefiting from the program in different regions of the Kingdom since the start of the year to 68,195.
The Sakani program announced the names of beneficiaries and their national ID numbers through the link https://sakani-names.housing.sa or via the program portal.
More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018.
Ministry of Housing spokesman Saif Al-Suwailem said that Sakani continues to provide its services to beneficiaries according to their needs and abilities. The ministry is keen to provide better services in line with the “Eskan” program, one of the Saudi Vision 2030 initiatives that aims to raise the proportion of residential ownership to 70 percent by 2030.
As part of Sakani’s efforts to provide suitable housing options, the program began to implement 53 new housing projects in different regions of the Kingdom, characterized by affordable prices for a large segment of citizens registered on the lists of the Ministry of Housing.
Al-Suwailem said that the ministry was keen to find solutions for Saudi families that help them to own the right home for them. SPA Riyadh