Introducing the Najran Province
The best experiences and tours in the Najran province
Najran province is truly a hidden gem in Saudi Arabia, a region rich in history and a significant location for trade. Here are the top tours that you should book when visiting Najran province:
- Multi-day tour. Most tourists who visit Najran province book multi-day tours that include trips to neighboring regions such as Riyadh, Abha, and Jeddah. Here, you get to stop by Najran and see the dagger souq, the mud houses, the Emara palace, and Al Akhdood.
The best things to see and do in the Najran province
Exploring Najran province is such an exciting adventure. Here are the best things to see and do while you’re in this part of the country:
- See the wonders of Hima. Hima is one of the most awe-inspiring rick art complexes in the world with more than 34 sites where inscriptions have been found in water wells and rocks that date back 3,000 years ago. This UNESCO World Heritage Site used to play a significant role in providing water to Najran, but today, this 557-square-kilometer complex is home to some of the most stunning pre- and post-historic rock inscriptions of all time.
- Experience a culinary tour of Najran. Najran is famous for its food, which is quite unique from the rest of the country. Combining traditional Arabian cuisine with influences from Yemen culture, you get to enjoy dishes such as Al Margoog, Al Ruksh, and Al Burr. Here, you’ll see distinct ingredients such as honey, wheat, and dates, which are all produced in the province.
- Explore the castles of Najran. Najran is home to many unique castles including the Emarah Palace, which used to be the residence of the governor and the headquarters of the police and postal services of Najran. Today, it has been converted into a museum where the public can see its grandeur and intricate details.
The best time to visit the Najran province
Since Najran is located on the southern tip of Saudi Arabia, its weather may vary from Riyadh or Jeddah. However, temperatures can still get hot during the summer, although it’s more tolerable than the rest of the country because of the lush greenery that surrounds Najran province. If you plan to visit, book your trip between November and January to enjoy the best weather.