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Old May 24th, 2009, 04:40 AM   #1
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The Amazing AL-Hada

AL-Hada is little town, located within AL-Taif city area, and one of the most famous summer destinations locally.
the town islocated
20 km (12.5 miles) North west of Taif City
67 km (41.7 miles) east of Makkah
135 km (84 miles) east of Jeddah

Photo's for the unusual weather in such a time of the year!!!!

FROM AL-HADA (21.05.2009)


































till here everything is normal because it rains in AL-Hada most of the year..
but what happened that after-noon is really unusual,specially at this time of the year!!














look at the camels in the center of the photo































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Old May 24th, 2009, 04:47 PM   #2
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wow my home city , loved the pix thx a lot
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Old May 25th, 2009, 07:14 PM   #3
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hey, are all these pics taken on 21/05/09?? Even those snow ones??

That forest looks beautiful, I only saw foresests like that in Europe and Canada

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Old May 25th, 2009, 08:10 PM   #4
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hey, are all these pics taken on 21/05/09?? Even those snow ones??

That forest looks beautiful, I only saw foresests like that in Europe and Canada

yep!!all the photos were taking on (21.05.2009), that's what I meant by the "un usual weather" for this time of the year!!
by the way, Al-Hada's temperature on 21.05.2009:
MAX 16 C , MIN 4 C
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Old May 25th, 2009, 10:00 PM   #5
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yep!!all the photos were taking on (21.05.2009), that's what I meant by the "un usual weather" for this time of the year!!
by the way, Al-Hada's temperature on 21.05.2009:
MAX 16 C , MIN 4 C
WOW, i've been in Jeddah for 15 years and never heard of the place!
That's it, i've decided I will go camping there next winter, so I can camp in the snow! Do you think there will be snow though? Or is it like an occasional thing?

I've camped in many places in Saudi, mainly Rabigh, Mt.Baldy, Taif wildlife reserve as well as other places in Taif. I camped 5 nights in Taif in December once and there was like a floshflood on the 4th night!

But definitely the best location in ALL of Saudi, is Masturah, OMG the dunes there are incredible, I have never seen anythng like it. Overlooking the masturah sand dunes at sunset is one thing everyone should do before they die.
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Old May 25th, 2009, 10:37 PM   #6
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@ Egypt69:
you've been to Taif And you haven't been to Al-Shafa and Al-Hada ?? by the way,you need to come again man, and I'll be you're guide
by the way, that wasnt just snow it was wierd mix of (snow,flurries and hail)
but it does snow there some times, or as you said " occasionally" (من غير ميعاد )
this is some photos for the biggest snow storm on Al-Taif area in the last "forever" years

Al-Taif winter 2006:







if you need to have a proper snow camping you need to camp on Tabuk's mountains in January (it snows there almost every year)

some photos for Tabuk's mountains:
















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Old May 25th, 2009, 10:51 PM   #7
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you've been to Taif And you haven't been to Al-Shafa and Al-Hada ?? by the way,you need to come again man, and I'll be you're guide
by the way, that wasnt just snow it was wierd mix of (snow,flurries and hail)
but it does snow there some times, or as you said " occasionally" (من غير ميعاد )
this is some photos for the biggest snow storm on Al-Taif area in the last "forever" years
Al-Taif winter 2006:
Cheers man!

But Tabuk is wayy to far, I go out in groups, so some maybe reluctant to go that far. But these photos are amazing!!! I never knew you can find such Intense snow in Saudi!

Im a l'il confused, are these pics taif or tabuk?? Can you possible show me the taif pics only cuz i think ill have to go with taif cause its nearer to Jeddah.
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Old May 25th, 2009, 11:15 PM   #8
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Cheers man!

But Tabuk is wayy to far, I go out in groups, so some maybe reluctant to go that far. But these photos are amazing!!! I never knew you can find such Intense snow in Saudi!

Im a l'il confused, are these pics taif or tabuk?? Can you possible show me the taif pics only cuz i think ill have to go with taif cause its nearer to Jeddah.
Have a look now..Is it clear ??
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Old May 26th, 2009, 08:56 AM   #9
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Have a look now..Is it clear ??
Yep, thanks man
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Beautiful photos of this place the area should be in an high altitude, right? Because of the rains and the snow...
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Beautiful photos of this place the area should be in an high altitude, right? Because of the rains and the snow...
yeah it's 2000 m high..

some photos from around Al-Hada

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Old June 2nd, 2009, 09:40 PM   #12
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 03:53 AM   #13
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oh man these pictures are absolutely amazing .....thanks for sharing
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Old June 7th, 2009, 12:39 AM   #14
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From Al-Hada 4.6.2009













the expansion of Makkah-Al-Hada highway (Al-Kurr road) has finished and it will be open again next Monday 08.06.2009 (it looks amazing!!!)







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Old June 7th, 2009, 02:54 AM   #15
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the highway looks like a lava though
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I know it's just crazy..

by the way the lights in horizon level is Mozdalifa (meddle )and Makkah (in the back)

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From Al-Hada 4.6.2009

the expansion of Makkah-Al-Hada highway (Al-Kurr road) has finished and it will be open again next Monday 08.06.2009 (it looks amazing!!!)
do u have any pics...??????????
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this is the highway after the expansion:







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Old June 10th, 2009, 06:48 AM   #19
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cant viwew your pics rody
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cant viwew your pics rody
which pics?
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