Taif, Saudi Arabia’s former Summer Capital

Taif, nestled amidst Al Shafa's mountains, blooms with roses and fruit orchards. From Wadi Mahram to the Hijaz Mountains, its landscapes allure. Blessed with fertile soil, it yields grapes, berries, pomegranates, and figs. At 1,879 meters, it offers respite, drawing locals and tourists. Historically dubbed the Summer capital, Taif charms year-round with Souq Okaz and the annual Souk Okaz Festival, celebrating the Treaty of Hudaibiya.

by Dahlia Rahaimy | 3rd Jun 2023