Reasons To Visit Hail
Hail, also spelt as Ha’il, is a city located in the northwest of Saudi Arabia and is home to many fascinating historical attractions and hosts cultural events across the year. There are some landmarks in the city worth seeing like the Qishlah Fortress and Aja Palace, while you can also spend the day exploring the city’s museums like the Ha’il Museum to better understand the fascinating heritage of the region. Travelers in the city will also want to explore the markets and souks like the Barzan Souk and the Friday Market, while shoppers with contemporary tastes can visit the modern Garden Mall which is where you will find all of the well-known international brands.
Arriving In Hail
Hail Regional Airport is located less than 10 km from the city center of Hail and handles a range of domestic and regional flights including direct flights from the UAE. If you are flying out of Dubai you can travel with flydubai from Dubai International Airport, while those in Sharjah will be able to make the trip with Air Arabia.
Hail Regional Airport is a fairly small airport but offers a decent range of facilities and amenities so you will be able to find everything you would need. There are a few places to eat and drink as well as a couple of basic shops to pick up any travel necessities. There is also an airport lounge on site where you can enjoy more comfortable surroundings and additional amenities like Wi-Fi access and refreshments. When you have touched down at the airport, the most convenient way to travel into the city is by taxi. However, there are also car rental agencies operating at the airport, so it is straightforward to rent a vehicle as soon as you have arrived.
Hail Travel Information
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UAE nationals traveling to Saudi Arabia need not worry about having a visa as you can enter the country visa free, although you will need to bring along a valid national ID card. In Hail the weather can get quite hot over the summer with average highs of around 37 degrees from June until September, although in general the city is cooler compared to other places in the country because of its high altitude and can get surprisingly chilly over the winter period. Remember to put your clocks back by an hour when you land to get on local time, while the currency used in Saudi Arabia is the Saudi riyal.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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