The 10 Best Things to Do in Taif, Makkah Province

Ta'if (Arabic: الطائف‎; (aṭ-Ṭā'if)) is a city in Mecca Province of Saudi Arabia at an elevation of 1,879 m (6,165 ft) on the slopes of Sarawat Mountains (Al-Sarawat Mountains). It has a population of 1,200,000 people and is the unofficial summer capital. The city is the center of an agricultural area known for its grapes, pomegranate, figs, roses and honey.

1. Al Rudaf Park

Taif, Saudi Arabia Nature & Parks
Excellent
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4.5 based on 66 reviews

Al Rudaf Park

Reviewed By yousafs - Dubai, United Arab EmiratesDubai, United Arab Emirates

Amazing

23 December i was here with my family its amazing. really a good park for a family nice grassy fields playing area dancing fountains and rocks and mountains. every where attractions. this park is only for family and open around 4 pm till med night.

2. Shafa Mountains

Shafa Road, Taif, Saudi Arabia Nature & Parks, Mountains
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4 based on 124 reviews

Shafa Mountains

Reviewed By 999PeterK - Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaRiyadh, Saudi Arabia

Climbing

I visited with a couple of friends, we walked and climbed up Shafa mountain. It was a difficult walk / climb, the views are fantastic and well worth the effort. The last 100 meters is very steep and tough but very enjoyable.

3. Al Wahbah crater

Hafir Kishb, Taif, Saudi Arabia Nature & Parks, Geologic Formations
Excellent
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4.5 based on 62 reviews

Al Wahbah crater

Reviewed By CatharineTE - Basingstoke, United KingdomBasingstoke, United Kingdom

A currently unspoiled amazing natural phenomenon

The walk down is steep, on a path that must have been very hard to build. Well done to the Saudi military for making the effort. You need to be fit and with good footwear to attempt this safely. Photographs don't show how large this crater is, nor how bea

4. Jouri Mall

King Khalid and Khalid bin Walid Road, Taif, Saudi Arabia Shopping, Shopping Malls
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Jouri Mall

Reviewed By pinoytraveller2 - Luzon, PhilippinesLuzon, Philippines

New Mall in the City

I am new in Taif City and my new found friends took me to Joury Mall for dinner. There are lots of vacant stalls awaiting occupancy. Even the food court has very McDonalds to mention a few. The toilets were immaculately clean just like the floor tiles. Sh

5. Souq Okaz

40 km form Taif City, Taif, Saudi Arabia Events, Cultural Events
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4 based on 18 reviews

Souq Okaz

A former largest and best known open air market in the islamic world, nowadays hosts thousands of tourists from around the world. The tradition of poetry recital competitions, arts& crafts exhibitions remain in the souq today. In addition to that, you may want to explore ancient footprints of the market, flower orchids in Taif and modern theatre productions in the Festival centre.

Reviewed By SultanMansouri

Oldest Cultural Market ??

One of the oldest traditional and cultural Arabs markets in The Arabian Peninsula. Recreated by King Abdullah bin Abduaziz after 1300 years of destroying. Now, it is a bench mark of the Arab Cultural and Economical life. It deserves the visit because of t

6. Sharif Museum

As Sadad, Taif 26514, Saudi Arabia Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
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5 based on 7 reviews

Sharif Museum

Reviewed By Superpear - Wellington, New ZealandWellington, New Zealand

Best Arabic museum I've visited in Saudi

This is a gem of a museum. Don't expect stuffy exhibits and information to read, but instead this is a collection of everything from Arabic home living crammed into a series of rooms that are decorated like local houses. It's brilliant, and you must stay

7. Shubra Palace

7881 Shubra, Taif, Saudi Arabia Museums, History Museums
Excellent
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4 based on 25 reviews

Shubra Palace

Reviewed By liyana1987 - Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaKuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Boring

Shubra Palace is a museum in Taif. The building was completed in 1325 AH and the construction took 3 years. King Abdul-Aziz lived in the palace and King Faisal used it as a headquarters for the council of ministry of defense and aviation. Guided tours are

8. Taif Zoo

Alshifa Road, Taif 21974, Saudi Arabia Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums, Outdoor Activities
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3 based on 38 reviews

Taif Zoo

Reviewed By ha20mp - Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia

Visited Taif Zoo

Taif Zoo located around 10 Kms from our Hotel, worth while visit and see well Maintained Zoo, really Arabian Monkeys funny to see, Family and Kids very much enjoyed.

9. Saiysad National Ppark

Airport Road, Taif, Saudi Arabia Nature & Parks, National Parks
Excellent
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4 based on 12 reviews

Saiysad National Ppark

Reviewed By ha20mp - Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia

Visited Saiysad National Park

This park wonderful to see Arabic Culture how they Enjoy, completely Arabic ancient and present attractive playing systems technically not very much forwarded items.

10. Green Mountain Park

Alhada Road, Taif, Saudi Arabia Water & Amusement Parks, Theme Parks
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4 based on 17 reviews

Green Mountain Park

Reviewed By Hadimas - Ann Arbor, MichiganAnn Arbor, Michigan

Better than expected

We stopped at this place with not very high expectations but we actually had a really good time. There was a mini circus that was kind of funny and had actual lions! I loved the boat rides. The highlight of this place was the toboggan! It was simply amazi

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