The weather is always pleasant in Abha. Throughout the seasons, and all year long, the weather is moderate accompanied by pleasant breezes and light fog. The highest temperature in summer reaches 15 degrees Celsius, and falls lower in the higher areas and past midnight. On the other hand, winter here is best known for gathering around a campfire, cooking in the open air, relishing the taste of the mouth-watering “Haneeth” meat, and awaiting impatiently for the southern traditional bread to bake in the special “Altanoor” outdoor furnace.
Whatever season you choose to visit Abha, don’t forget to bring your umbrella as the rain is nonstop all year long.
If you are planning a visit to Abha in the period between mid-December and March, you will need to dress heavily, as temperatures drop to five degrees Celsius. However, you can wear light clothes in the morning during the rest of the year, bearing in mind that temperatures drop at night, where lower temperatures are found at higher altitudes as you go further away from the city.
Women may choose from a vast range of modest wear in line with the local culture. Please visit Saudi Culture and Customs.
The easiest way to reach Abha is through Abha International Airport AHB. If Abha is on your road trip route, either from road number 5, which is also known as AlSahel road, road number 10 which intersects with road 5, or road number 15, brace yourself to enjoy the mesmerizing natural scenery on your way. You will attest to how Saudis carved the mountains to make the roads that take them to the mountaintops.
Once you reach Abha, you will find many options for transportation. If you prefer to drive into nature, facing the challenges imposed by sudden fog, renting a private car from the companies available at Abha Airport is a great option. However, if you want to sit back and enjoy the scenery unbothered by driving, you can book a car and driver from applications such as “Uber”, “Careem”, or “Jeeny”, or haul a traditional taxi found all over the city.
If this is your first visit to Saudi, and you are travelling from abroad, be certain that you need to issue an e-Visa. After that, you are all set, start packing and make bookings; tickets and accommodations.
Use the Useful Contacts page, it is advisable to print it or take a screenshot of it to be able to access it offline, for emergencies.