Khamis Mushyat, A Cool Oasis For Saudi Weekend Travelers!

Khamis Mushyat, A Cool Oasis For Saudi Weekend Travelers!

A view of Khamis Mushyat at night. Image Credits:
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 Take a break from the heat of the big city with a visit to Khamis Mushayt.

Mountains around Khamis Mushyat
Mountains around Khamis Mushyat. Image credits:

This gorgeous mountain valley, blessed with year-round cool weather is the oasis all weekend travelers dream of!

Distance from major cities:

Abha: 36.5 kms

Jeddah: 614.6 kms

Riyadh: 884 kms

Dammam: 1,412 km (flight time of around 3 hours, 30 minutes)

Khamis Mushayt, home of the Shahran tribe, is a fertile mountain valley city known throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its extremely pleasant weather.

The charm of this city is in its gardens, streams, fields, farms and similar natural elements, rendering the visitors bemused! (almost making them believe that they have landed in a different country).

The place is blessed with the naturally relaxing air that will make you forget your big city troubles and tensions.

Things to do in Khamis Mushyat:

1. Make your way to the famous local souqs, which are of three different varieties; Khamis Souq, Silver Souq, and Spice Souq. Although a little hard to find, you will find a good variety of jewelries in the Silver Souq. Whereas, cardamom, cloves and henna can be found in abundance in the Spice Souq. Khamis Mushyat is the fourth biggest trading centre in Saudi Arabia and hence you will find a wide variety of goods on display in the souks.

Khamis Mushyat Mosque!
Khamis Mushyat Mosque!

2. Visit the famous Khamis Mushayt Mosque.


Check out the twice-in-a-week market hosted in the city. It is both very famous and very historic.


Hadi Soua’an Al-Somaily, the first Saudi silver medallist in the Olympics is from Khamis Mushayt.

If you are looking for more, head out to Abha, the nearest town with all the glitzy things on offer from a big city.

So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, rev up that car and head out to this beautiful place!

Here are some hotels in Khamis Mushayt!

Want to know more weekend getaways in Saudi Arabia? Check out Mada’in Saleh!