with spectacular mountain
scenery, a cool climate, fertile soil and moderate rainfall,
Saudi Arabia's Aseer region is rapidly becoming a major
tourist attraction. One of the most
populous regions in the Arabian Peninsula, its
long history has resulted in a rich cultural heritage
and provides a colourful mosaic of changing architecture
Over the past 20 years the area has become more accessible,
thanks to the rapid development of its infrastructure,
and direct flights linking
Abha with Jeddah, Riyadh and Dhahran.
Visitors to the area can now choose
from a variety of accommodation options,
from the luxury of a five
star hotel to apartments
and self catering villas.
In addition to its scenic
beauty, Aseer's mountainous terrain
has lent itself to the development of four
dramatic cable car systems, namely;
the cliff top rides at Al-Sooda and Al-Habala,the Lakeside
and Thera Mountain routes at New Abha.
The Abha International
Exhibition Center provides a total of
8000 square meters in
five exhibition halls around a semi-open central area,
plus a state-of-the-art
auditorium for 550 delegates with additional conference
rooms and full support services. Just
two kilometers from Abha airport, the center includes
a leisure complex with a 60-room motel and health club.
Attractions include a
bowling center, restaurants and cafeterias and indoor
sports arena. There are also outdoor
facilities for tennis,
football and horse riding, with a children's play area.