ThePlace: The natural beauty of Saudi Arabia’s Haql city

Haql is home to many chalets, coral reefs, and marine habitats that are scattered along the city’s beaches. (Photo/Saudi Tourism)
Updated 12 April 2019
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ThePlace: The natural beauty of Saudi Arabia’s Haql city

  • High on the list of places to visit is the southern hill on the road from Durra

The Tabuk region in northwestern Saudi Arabia is a magnet for tourists drawn to its beautiful Red Sea coastal cities.

One of the most popular city destinations there is Haql which boasts numerous tourist sites and attractions.

High on the list of places to visit is the southern hill on the road from Durra, with its captivating views taking in Aqaba city in Jordan, the town of Taba in Egypt, and the port city of Eilat.

As well as the heritage city itself, other Haql visitor hotspots include Wasl Island, and the Georgios G. shipwreck (often referred to as the “Saudi Titanic”). Haql is also home to many chalets, coral reefs, and marine habitats that are scattered along the city’s beaches.

This photo of the British-made cargo ship Georgios G., that ran aground near Haql in 1978, is part of the “Saudi Colors” project and was taken by Saudi photographer Riyadh Al-Jarei.


Arab coalition preventing Houthis from threatening navigation

Updated 22 July 2019
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Arab coalition preventing Houthis from threatening navigation

  • 16 permits have been issued to secure the passage of ships heading to the port of Hodeidah
  • Al-Maliki: Houthi militia continues to obstruct the arrival of humanitarian aid and violates international humanitarian law

RIYADH: The Arab coalition fighting to restore the legitimate government in Yemen said on Monday it is continuing its duty to prevent the Iranian-backed Houthi militia from threatening international shipping.
However, speaking at a weekly press conference in Riyadh, spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki also said the threat of international navigation is the responsibility of the international community
Col. Al-Maliki added that 16 permits have been issued to secure the passage of ships heading to the port of Hodeidah.
He also said that the Houthi militia continues to obstruct the arrival of humanitarian aid and violates international humanitarian law by targeting civilians and civilian sites, which have escalated to war crimes.
“The coalition is protecting the Yemeni citizens at the request of the legitimate government in Yemen and we will continue to provide assistance to the Yemeni people,” Al-Maliki added.
He also shed light on the coalition’s attacks on legitimate military targets in the capital Sanaa, which is under the control of the terrorist militia.