Abha designated as capital of Arab Tourism 2017

Published on : Friday, July 28, 2017

abha01Abha, the capital of Asir province in Saudi Arabia is named as the “Capital of Arab Tourism 2017” by Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, Deputy Governor of Asir.



This declaration will give a boost to the tourism sector and will affect other development of the city in terms of its infrastructure and the transportation. The tourism in Abha will facilitate the region to attain a sustainable development throughout the year in line with Vision 2030.


The Vision 2030 seeks to move the Arab Kingdom away from just an oil-based economy. And tourism is one of the major contributors of generating the revenue.



Prince Mansour bin Muqrin stressed on the importance of youths in creating ideas, which will give a new dimension in generating economy through the tertiary sector.


The economy in Abha focuses on the luxury tourism, so that it is a centerpiece of development for sustaining. The Prince is encouraging the young citizen to involve in tourism, which will enhance the customs and traditions of the people of Abha.



Prince Mansour also opened several exhibitions, travel conferences and travel-trade meets in different conventional centers, which showcases the culture of Arab.


The artwork is depicting different costumes and traditions at the King Fahd Cultural Center in Muftah village.



The tourism in Abha can be flourished because of the best connectivity and the mild climate. The mild climate makes it a popular destination for the people living in Saudi. Here, the history is also involved in promoting tourism.


It was the capital for Ottoman Empire until World War I. The city of Abha has the palaces and fortress. Shadda Palace, which was built in the year 1927, is now a museum displaying local handicrafts and household items of the royal dynasty of modern and medieval era. Another important landmark for tourism is the Abha Great Mosque.


Last but not the least, is the cultivation of different religious and cultural festivals, which plays an important role in creating the tourism attraction to the global tourists.




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