Khamis Mushayt

Khamis Mushayt: A refreshing interlude among tribal traditions The city of Khamis Mushayt lies east of Abha, the seat of the Asir province in southwestern Saudi Arabia. It enjoys a milder climate than the rest of the country, luring visitors throughout the year, particularly in summer. Welcome breezes from fog-wreathed mountain peaks provide soothing respite from the heat; the region also receives more rainfall than others in Saudi Arabia during its two rainy seasons, accounting for the health of the agricultural crops growing around the city. Like neighbouring Yemen, the area is renowned for its delicious coffee. Khamis Mushayt is also the site of the King Khalid Air Base, an airbase of the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF). Unlike many Saudi regions, the area around Khamis Mushayt has not been greatly affected by the oil- and gas-driven economic boom of the 20th century. As a result, visitors can still experience traditions of thousands of years of tribal culture. Lively markets have brought buyers and sellers together in Khamis Mushayt since its founding; nowadays you'll find cloves and henna at the Spice Souk, and elaborate Bedouin silver jewellery at the Silver and Khamis Souks.

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