Tucked away in the north-western corner of Saudi Arabia is a destination that combines medieval architecture and attractions of international historic importance with a thriving, exciting and friendly city that welcomes visitors. Its personality is unique – Ha’il is laid-back and relaxed, with a positive and energetic outlook.
Built on the wealth of the camel caravan routes, it’s a prosperous and dynamic location that’s home to some of the richest and most important people in the country. As a result, you’ll find that accommodation, shopping and restaurants cater for the refined traveller, who also wants a touch of adventure and culture thrown in to their holiday too.
Home to poets such as the 6th-century master Hatim al-Tai, it’s a cultural hotspot too, with a strong tradition of storytelling, poetry and the arts. Today, it’s also home to modern installations such as the huge Emblem of Saudi Arabia, which is made from thousands of electric lights and covers the side of a mountain overlooking the city. Ha’il is full of surprises, and as it’s a little off the usual tourist trails, is an adventure seeker’s dream destination.