Habalah

 

Habala is a small mountain village located in southwestern Saudi Arabia known for its unique “hanging village” – a lattice of rope ladders used to gain access to the homes on the 800 ft (250 m) cliff.

A cable car has been built that allows visitors to explore the lives and histories of their original inhabitants, who have since moved to a modern village built below the cliff.

The cable car and entire setting provide spectacular views over the Arabian landscape.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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منتجع رويال السكني فلل وشاليهات

منتجع رويال السكني فلل وشاليهات offers pet-friendly accommodation in Khamis Mushayt. The accommodation is air conditioned and features a hot tub. Abha is 28 km from the property. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$80

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Million Palace Hotel

Offering a terrace and views of the city, Million Palace Hotel is situated in Khamis Mushayt in the Asir Province Region, 28 km from Abha. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$60

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Almesfer plaza Aparthotel

Almesfer plaza Aparthotel is located in Khamis Mushayt, 28 km from Abha. The accommodation is equipped with a seating area. The nearest airport is Abha Airport, 12 km from Almesfer plaza Aparthotel. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$27

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Aldar Alhamara'a Furnished Apartments

Aldar Alhamara'a Furnished Apartments is located in Khamis Mushayt and offers self-catering accommodation. Free WiFi access is available. Khamees Avenue Shopping Mall is 600 metres’ walk away. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$40

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Villas Refal

Located in Abha, Villas Refal is 19 km from Al Sa'ada Park. Al Salam Theme Park is 21 km away. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some units have a seating area and/or patio. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Almesfer plaza Aparthotel

Almesfer plaza Aparthotel

Almesfer plaza Aparthotel is located in Khamis Mushayt, 28 km from Abha. The accommodation is equipped with a seating area. The nearest airport is Abha Airport, 12 km from Almesfer plaza Aparthotel. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$27

$27-
Ghadeen Furnished Apartments

Ghadeen Furnished Apartments

Featuring free WiFi, Ghadeen Furnished Apartments offers accommodation in Ahad Rafidah. Abha is 33 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. All units have a TV. There is also a kitchen, fitted with an oven. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$40

$40-
La Casa Hotel Apartment

La Casa Hotel Apartment

Located within 5 minutes’ walk from Al Merath Park, La Casa Hotel Apartment offers furnished apartments with free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen satellite TV. Khamis Avenue is 5 minutes away by car. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$40

$40-
Aldar Alhamara'a Furnished Apartments

Aldar Alhamara'a Furnished Apartments

Aldar Alhamara'a Furnished Apartments is located in Khamis Mushayt and offers self-catering accommodation. Free WiFi access is available. Khamees Avenue Shopping Mall is 600 metres’ walk away. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$40

$40-
Million Palace Hotel

Million Palace Hotel

Offering a terrace and views of the city, Million Palace Hotel is situated in Khamis Mushayt in the Asir Province Region, 28 km from Abha. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$60

$60-
Abha Airport Hotel

Abha Airport Hotel

Featuring an indoor pool, a bowling alley and spa facilities, Abha Airport Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms and villas with a balcony plus free WiFi. Abha Airport is 4 minutes’ drive away. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$79

$79-
منتجع رويال السكني فلل وشاليهات

منتجع رويال السكني فلل وشاليهات

منتجع رويال السكني فلل وشاليهات offers pet-friendly accommodation in Khamis Mushayt. The accommodation is air conditioned and features a hot tub. Abha is 28 km from the property. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$80

$80-
Villas Refal

Villas Refal

Located in Abha, Villas Refal is 19 km from Al Sa'ada Park. Al Salam Theme Park is 21 km away. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some units have a seating area and/or patio. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$173

$173-

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Combination
Unique Cultures

Cliff-Hanging Villages

This area was originally inhabited by a tribal community known as the "flower men" because of their custom of wearing garlands of dried herbs and flowers in their hair. In the past, the village was only accessible by rope ladder (the name Habala comes from the Arabic word for rope). In the 1990s, during a push to promote tourism in the region, a cable car was built to provide access to the traditional village with its stark mountain views. Unfortunately, this resulted in the dispossession of their homes and a forced move into a modern village created for them in the valley below.
Natural
Geologic Formations

Habala Escarpment

Three great pillars of rock stand away from the edge of the escarpment. One, with a top shaped like Cleopatra's needle, is supposed to make a poet of anyone who can stay there all night without becoming insane. The others are flat topped with a green sward and on one are the remains of house foundations as well as many cairns arranged like sentinels along the edge of the sheer cliff.

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