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6 Beautiful Places to Visit in Al Namas

[Salman Arain / 19-03-2024]

If you are traveling to Al Baha from Abha and need a little break to stretch your legs, a stopover at the beautiful Al Namas is a must. The breathtaking landscape is located 120km north of Abha, sitting above the 2,500-meter sea level, offering stunning views of the lush green mountains and coastal areas of Tihama. Al Namas offers pleasant weather even in the scorching summer heat of Saudi Arabia. Nestled in the gorgeous landscapes of Saudi Arabia, Al Namas is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. The pleasant weather of Al Namas is characterized by refreshing rains, fog, and pleasant temperatures throughout the year. 

Al Namas is popular for its serene rural life and simple people immersed in traditional professions such as agriculture and animal farming. Visitors can also enjoy a number of outdoor activities, including mountain climbing and forest camping. 

Al Megar Tourist Village

Sitting on the top of the peak at an altitude of 2400 meters above sea level. The village offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. You can stroll through the beautiful paths of the village to admire Al-Meger Palace, a beautiful historical monument. The palace features a magnificent Islamic archeological structure and has developed a reputation as one of the most visited places in Al Namas. From mud-brick architecture to captivating local craftsmanship, Al Meger stands as a live testament to the region's cultural history. 

The mesmerizing site took 35 years to build. Take your time to visit the beautiful places of the village and immerse yourself in the region's culture and history. The village is open to the public, people can visit from 7 am to 7:30 pm. 

Wadi Nazzer

A beautiful village famous for its natural beauty and rich culture. The valley is home to lush greenery, crystal-clear streams, and breathtaking mountains. The valley is a perfect place for nature enthusiasts as it offers a serene retreat for those seeking tranquility amidst mountains and streams. Visitors can participate in activities like hiking, camping and many more outdoor activities. The valley is also home to various ancient ruins and landmarks, making it one of the famous tourist spot.

Wadi Nazzer, meaning "Valley of Light," is a stunning natural wonder. The magnificent views of the valley provide a perfect setting for contemplation and relaxation for families, newlywed couples and solo travelers. Visitors planning to explore Wadi Nazzer can find many cheap hotels near Wadi Nazzer. Book your hotel room in advance to stay close to the beautiful valley. 

Jabal Mareer

Jabal Mareer, meaning "Mirror Mountain," is the highest peak in Al Namas, overlooking the mesmerizing surroundings at a height of 2,400 meters. This beautiful mountain draws tourists every year. The majestic mountain of Jabal Mareer offers adventurers a challenging yet rewarding hiking experience through well-defined trails. Reach the top of the mountain and be mesmerized by the breathtaking panorama views. On a clear day, visitors can easily view the shimmering Red Sea on the horizon. Due to sitting on the top peak, the Jaba Mareer is a haven for stargazers. During the night, the clear sky transforms into a tapestry woven with the threads of countless stars and celestial bodies. Get mesmerized by the beauty of the Milky Way in all its glory and admire the beauty of the world. Whether it's the awe-inspiring vistas or the refreshing mountain air, Jabal Mareer promises an unforgettable adventure for those seeking an escape into the heart of Al Namas.

Turban Palace

Capture the lively moments while exploring the beautiful Turban Palace. Located in the heart of Al Namas, the stunning landmark is named after its unique architectural resemblance to a turban. The palace was once a summer residence for the Al Aqeel family, who ruled the region for centuries. The palace is an awe-inspiring sight to behold. Its structure is made of mudbrick, which is a traditional building material in the region that has stood the test of time. The intricate carvings on the walls showcase geometric patterns that are a testament to the skilled craftsmanship of the artisans working on the palace. The traditional architectural style of the region is on full display in the palace, making it a true gem that is worth admiring. 

Sadreed Mosque 

Don't miss to skip visiting the spiritual haven of Al Namas. This sacred sanctuary is one of the oldest and most historical mosques in the region. The mud and old rocks were used to build the mosque in the year 787. However, recent renovations in the mosque have made the mosque one of the best attractions in Al Namas. Step inside the mosque and experience profound serenity, offer prayers in the spacious prayer hall embellished with intricate calligraphy and beautiful geometric patterns. The Sadreed Mosque stands as a testament to the lasting Islamic legacy and culture in Al Namas. 

King Fahad Dam

The breathtaking landscape of Al Namas is well-known for its landscape surrounding King Fahad Dam. Previously known as Bisha Dam, it was inaugurated in 1988 and is the largest dam in Saudi Arabia. This magnificent marvel is nestled in the center of azure waters and rolling hills. The dam offers a perfect escape from mundane city life. Whether it's a leisurely stroll along the dam or a peaceful boat ride, this destination provides a harmonious blend of natural beauty and human ingenuity. Picnickers can enjoy a picnic in various designated areas, take a long stroll, breathe fresh air or ride a bike along the Dam's parameters. 

Final Thoughts

Al Namas, with its alluring beauty and blend of natural and cultural treasures, offers an unforgettable experience to its explorers. From the stunning landscape of Wadi Nazzer to the historical sacred sanctuary of the Sadreed Mosque, each destination offers picturesque vistas and unfolds the unique aspect of the beautiful region. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or a curious first-time explorer, Al-Namas, with its breathtaking views and pleasant weather, promises an enriching journey filled with lasting memories. Include this hidden gem in your travel plans with Umrah Packages 2024 for an immersive experience that transcends the ordinary, promising a tapestry of memories and discoveries in the heart of Saudi Arabia.