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 Arabia announces 17 more COVID-19 deaths

Updated 27 November 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 17 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 345,622
  • A total of 5,857 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 17 deaths from COVID-19 and 302 new infections on Friday.
Of the new cases, 70 were recorded in Riyadh, 28 in Jeddah, 18 in Yanbu, 17 in Madinah, 14 in Dhahran, 14 in Makkah and 8 in Dammam.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 345,622 after 407 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 5,857 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.