Al Hada Road is one of the most beautiful drives of Saudi Arabia
Located in the Mecca Province of Saudi Arabia, Al Hada Road is one of the most spectacular drives in the country, with 93 bends.
How long is Al Hada road?
Set high on the southwestern part of the country, the road, known as Route 15, is totally paved. It’s 79.9 km (49.64 miles) long running east-west from Taif to Mecca, Islam’s holiest city.
Why is Al Hada road famous?
The road climbs up to Al-Hadā, a mountain resort city at an elevation of 1.975m (6,479ft) above the sea level. The road is most notable for its wavy, spiral design, and the occasional twists and turns. Along the way you can stop to watch the monkeys that live in the mountains.
Who built Al Hada road?
Construction of the road started in the 1950s, under the reign of King Abdulaziz. It’s considered as one of the most beautiful and important mountain roads in the region. The drive acquires enchanting and attractive views in the night.
Is Al Hada road challenging?
The road is not easy, with very steep parts and sweeping turns. Breathtaking and majestic, the road rises 6500 feet in 21 km and 93 bends. At higher elevations, you can expect foggy conditions around the mountains and temperatures as low as 20 degrees Celsius.