I often tease my husband and tell him that our family could do a National Lampoon’s Muslim Family Vacation. However, this vacation actually went rather smooth – masha’Allah. Abha is in the Southern Region of Saudi Arabia. We have met many Saudi Families over the years who are from Abha and have invited us to visit their city. It was not until my husband reconnected with a very old Saudi friend that we accepted the invitation. Abha is a mountainous region and a tourist attraction because of it’s beauty and especially due to it’s cool weather. We were treated to typical Saudi generousity and hospitality – from the moment we stepped off the plane.

The wife of my husband’s friend has a family furnished suite building that we were set up in. Most Saudis prefer these over hotels because they come with full kitchens and are not as expensive.

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It is always especially nice to open the nightstand and find a Quran in it!

View From Balconey

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After getting settled in our Apartment, we were taken to

Jabel Al Akhdar (The Green Mountain)

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We had drinks on top of the Mountain at Mata’am Jebal Al Akhdar (The restaurant of the Green Mountain). When we first arrived there were few people but as the evening went on it filled up. After our cocktails we went sight seeing.

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The Cable Cart

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