Reasons To Visit Taif
Taif is located in the west of Saudi Arabia amongst the Hejaz Mountains and is known for being a popular summer retreat due to the cooler temperatures it enjoys. Given its popularity, travelers to the city can expect to find a wide range of exciting and interesting attractions whether it’s exploring the fascinating cultural landmarks or reveling in the beautiful natural scenery. Some of the most important landmarks in the region include Wadi Mitna and Shubra Palace, or you can take in some of the beautiful gardens and mountainous vistas the city is famous for.
Arriving In Taif
Taif Regional Airport is situated around 30 km from Taif and handles a range of domestic and international flights including direct flights from the UAE. Travelers looking to fly from the UAE to Taif can travel directly out of Dubai or Sharjah. Those based in Dubai will be able to catch flights with flydubai, while travelers from Sharjah can make the journey with Air Arabia.
Taif Regional Airport is a small airport offering only a limited range of facilities and services, so it would be wise to bring any essential items you need with you. If you would rather wait for your flight somewhere more exclusive and comfortable, you can visit one of the airport lounges which offer amenities like Wi-Fi access and refreshments. There are a few car rental agencies available at the airport, so once you land in the country you can easily get your own vehicle.
Taif Travel Information
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As a UAE national traveling to Saudi Arabia, you won’t need a visa to enter the country but you will have to show a valid national ID card. In Taif, the weather is a lot cooler over the summer compared to other cities in Saudi Arabia due to its high elevation, with average highs in the mid-30s from May until September. You will need to put your clocks back by just an hour to get on local time in Taif, while you may find the prices for things in the city like accommodation and eating out are a little bit cheaper compared to the UAE.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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