Saudi Arabia has named Abha its tourism capital. Abha is very popular among tourists with its mountainous views and the mild climate.
An event devoted to the occasion took place recently, in front of thousands of tourists, who enjoyed colorful fireworks and performances by famous musicians. The appointment of the capital of tourism is not only symbolic, it also means government investments towards the development of this direction. Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, said $720 million had been earmarked for tourism projects inside the Kingdom, of which some $96 million were allocated this year.
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