Enjoy with warm sun and fantastics weather that can give you the care for your comfot is the evidence...
In the afternoon visit Al-Hada Mountain which is 1700 meters above from the sea level, there's a cable car to take you from top to bottom which is around 9 km both way. There's a funfair at the lower terminus with different rides and amusements. Next, 110 years old Shubra Palace, it's being converted into a museum, but the exterior is worth seeing and it is pleasant to stroll in the grounds and enjoy dinking hot coffee and soft drink...
A visit to the old colourful souks is a visit back in time. Rugs, camel-hair blankets, fabrics and sheepskins surround you. The aroma of unknown herbs, teas and spices greets you. Traders vie for your attention. Food stalls are piled high with pomegranates, quartered watermelons, or boxes of limes and oranges. Then there are the antiques, muskets, daggers, jewellery shops gold or silver. Don't forget to bargain hard, it's expected. After that you will have earned dinner at one of the best restaurants in town.Try Romanah the Lebanese eatery in Shihar Street and abu baker street...
This is the home of the deep blood red 'Attar' rose; famous since Biblical times. Still valued today for its exquisite perfume .
Fruit of Taif such as pomegranates, grapes peaches, pear, figs and honey are said to be the best in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. rose of city
Summer Resorts Capital
Taif is known as the Summer Capital. Although the Saudi Government is based in Riyadh they move to Taif 1700 - 2500 metres above sea level to escape the heat every summer..
Amiable Taif is part of the Arabian Peninsula's ancient and modern history, playing a prominent role before and after Islam. Taif has long been known for its fresh air, fertile soil, fruits and honey highly appreciated when given as gifts. It contains archeological monuments dating back to more then 2000 years, recording some glimpses of Arab history. Taif has for a long time been a summer resort for nearby cities. From a resort for the inhabitants of Makkah, it has developed into the main resort city in the Arabian peninsula, attracting tens of thousands of visitors from inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and internationally as well. We hope that all visitors will enjoy their trip to Taif.
The First Airport and Plane.
The first airport in the Kingdom was built in Taif. The first plane landed at Dhakota, near the Shobra Palace in Taif City. This plane was a gift from Mr. Roosevelt, the American president to King Abdul Aziz.