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Address: Taif, Saudi Arabia

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Al Wahbah - Beautiful and deceptively dangerous

This attraction is a 6.5-hours drive from Riyadh. The highway (40) is in good shape and as of our trip out and back I saw at least 4 speed cameras outbound past the Tuwaiq... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This attraction is a 6.5-hours drive from Riyadh. The highway (40) is in good shape and as of our trip out and back I saw at least 4 speed cameras outbound past the Tuwaiq Escarpment checkpoint and seven on the way back to Riyadh. Drive the speed limit after dark. The highway signs are quite good and from the Highway... More 

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Taif, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have had the privilege of visiting this wonder of nature twice and have also viewed it from the air on a flight from Taif to Riyadh, it is quite spectacular to see. The walk down to the salt bed can be precarious in places (depending which route you take) but is worth doing and the climb back up can... More 

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

visited the crater last week. the first sight down and around is truly breathtaking and scary. Amazing place to visit in a country with not a lot of touristy places. the drive towards the crater after the diversion from the main road is nice too. would want to climb to the bottom of it next time i visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

It was a great, adventoruos and a heartbreathing experience in visiting al whaba crater.Where you cant imagine how great is our creator in letting us to see the wonder of His creations.

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Jeddah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I camped overnight right by the crater's edge min Jan 2013, with 2 friends. the 1st sight was amazing with its size and structuer. best time to visit is winter in general. its about 4 hrs from Jeddah. the clime down isn't very easy, but sure worth it.

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Middle East
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This is a unique geological formation located about 100 km away from Ta'if, a city located in the Makkah province of Saudi Arabia. It was on Friday, 16th June 2012, I went in a private taxi, to see a natural geographic formation that is located near my place of work in Al Muwayh. This place is called the Al Wabah... More 

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N.Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

We trekked down to the bottom, it was difficult as we were not aware of the proper route. It took nearly two hours to get down there. I would advise you to bring plenty of water. It gets very hot by midday. There is a route down that is just off the road that leads to the crater. We unfortunately... More 

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Wuhan, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

An amazing place for overnight camping and BBQ in the Kingdom. It was not very cold in the night but extremely windy; I would recommend bringing warm sleeping bags and a tent. Unfortunately we didn't get down to the crater because we missed the correct trail (where there was significant greenery) when we set out in the morning and it... More 

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Taif, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

good day out, just remember and keep some water for the climb back up, worth dropping some off on the way down

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

The crater is quite a wonder - especially as you approach it on almost level ground, crossing gravelly flats and suddenly there is a huge hole in the ground with a bright white floor. The scale of this is breathtaking. You can find a lot written on the crater in Wikipedia and you need a good look at a map... More 

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Address: Taif, Saudi Arabia
Location: Middle East  >  Saudi Arabia  >  Makkah Province  >  Taif

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