ThePlace: The natural beauty of Saudi Arabia’s Haql city

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Time: April 12, 2019  

Haql is home to many chalets, coral reefs, and marine habitats that are scattered along the city’s beaches. (Photo/Saudi Tourism)
  • High on the list of places to visit is the southern hill on the road from Durra

 

The Tabuk region in northwestern Saudi Arabia is a magnet for tourists drawn to its beautiful Red Sea coastal cities.

One of the most popular city destinations there is Haql which boasts numerous tourist sites and attractions.

High on the list of places to visit is the southern hill on the road from Durra, with its captivating views taking in Aqaba city in Jordan, the town of Taba in Egypt, and the port city of Eilat.

As well as the heritage city itself, other Haql visitor hotspots include Wasl Island, and the Georgios G. shipwreck (often referred to as the “Saudi Titanic”). Haql is also home to many chalets, coral reefs, and marine habitats that are scattered along the city’s beaches.

This photo of the British-made cargo ship Georgios G., that ran aground near Haql in 1978, is part of the “Saudi Colors” project and was taken by Saudi photographer Riyadh Al-Jarei.

This article was first published in Arab News

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