Oh, misty highlands, how you allure thee!
Saudi Arabia’s beautiful highlands enchant us with their verdant greenery, rugged terrain, high mountains, and breathtaking views. From Taif’s stunning city to the striking Al Baha and Asir, the kingdom’s uplands bestow a perfect union of nature and serenity; walk with us as we explore the faultless Saudi highlands through our pages.
Al Hada road that leads you to the topmost mountains of Taif is a tricky road to maneuver. Make sure to check your tires and make sure your car is maintained correctly before embarking on this journey.
Delve Deeper Into Taif’s Unique Heritage
Taif lies among an opulently lush agricultural area. Located at 1,700 m (5,577 mi) above sea level, and enjoys a temperate climate and has many green spaces that guarantee a family-friendly environment. From watching the sunset on the nearby mountain or visiting the famous rose plantation to exploring the city’s museums, Taif has a lot to offer, and here is the perfect itinerary.
If you embark on the journey through Jeddah, you will reach Taif in one hour whereas the journey from Riyadh takes around nine hours.
1 Head on to Ramada by Wyndham, Al Hada, to take the cable car called the “Telefric” that goes down the breathtaking Hada Mountain.
2 Explore the historic streets of Taif filled with landmark palaces and old souqs at the Al Salamah District.
3 Make sure to visit Taif’s famous Rose Plantation, and don’t forget to take your pick of its signature rose water and perfume from its local factory.
4 Visit Harman Restaurant in Al Nuzhah to try local delicacies like Saleeg popularly eaten during winter.
5 Start early and drive to Jabal Daka, which is about 20 km away from Taif; the stunningly scenic route gives a panoramic view of the beautiful mountain vistas.
6 Spend your evening at one of the most well-maintained parks of the city Rudaf Park that has vast greenery and a water show at night.
7 Don’t miss out on Taif’s delectable fruit! Fresh grapes, berries, pomegranates, and so much more await at the city’s multiple fruit stands and carts.
Quick Questions with Taif Local guide Ahmad Aljuaed
What are the best things to do in Taif during winter?
Taif has a lot to do, flower fields, the cable car, historical locations, hiking camping sites, and excellent local museums.
Why is Taif an excellent place to visit with your family this winter?
Taif has the perfect location with proximity to Najd (central), Hijaz (west), and its southern part. The city has good weather with a stable 5°-15 °C during winter, surrounded by beautiful mountains and valleys.
What are the must-try winter dish and drinks in Taif?
Saleeg is warm and perfect for winter. The best winter beverages to try are hot milk with ginger, Karak, special Taif tea made with local mint, and flower tea made from local roses.