Saudi's Abha named new Arab Tourism capital for 2017
Abha is a popular regional destination in the summer as temperature range between 18 degrees Celsius to 28 degrees Celsius
Saudi Arabian city Abha has been named as the new capital of Arab Tourism 2017. It is the capital city of Aseer Province near the Red Sea in southwest region of the country.
Abha is a popular regional destination in the summer as temperature range between 18 to 28° C.
Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, deputy governor of Aseer, on Wednesday said the naming of the province’s capital Abha as Capital of Arab Tourism 2017 will jumpstart development in the region, according to a report in Arab News.
This is in line with the country's Vision 2030, which seeks to move the Kingdom away from an oil-based economy and put more emphasis on tourism.