ThePlace: The Mountains of Asir

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Updated 02 February 2019
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ThePlace: The Mountains of Asir

  • The Asir Mountains have the highest average rainfall in Saudi Arabia

The Asir Mountains feature beautiful views of the Tihama valleys. On top of these mountains lie beautiful gardens and palaces.
The mountains cover an area of 161,880 sq. km, and include plains and valleys. Mount Souda is the highest at 3,015 m, followed by Mount Faraway with a height of 3,004 m, then Jabal Al-Majaz, which is 2,902 m high. The Asir Mountains have the highest average rainfall in Saudi Arabia, ranging from 600 mm to more than 1,000 mm annually.


Tabuk military exhibition: Jump in, buckle up and take off

An aircraft cockpit fitted out with PlayStation DR technology will allow visitors to share the experience. (SPA)
Updated 16 February 2019
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Tabuk military exhibition: Jump in, buckle up and take off

  • The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday

JEDDAH: It is one of the most demanding skills in modern combat.
Now visitors to a military exhibition in Tabuk will get the chance to command a fighter plane and take part in a simulated air battle.
The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday.
An aircraft cockpit fitted out with PlayStation DR technology will allow visitors to share the experience of fighter pilots taking off and joining in supersonic aerial combat.