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Rose fragrance fills the air in Ta'if, a scenic Saudi town whose fertile lands are dotted with abundant rose and fruit orchards. Nestled amidst the Shafa Mountain range not far from Mecca, Ta'if historically used to be a major commercial hub for countries of the Arabian Peninsula but has now transformed into a popular summer holiday destination with well-developed infrastructure, magnificent natural beauty, and a mild climate, in pleasant contrast to much of the country.

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Shafa Mountains & Cable Car

An overwhelming number of travelers come to Ta'if for the beautiful vistas and attractions in the mountainous areas surrounding the city. Al-Hada and Al-Shifa are two locations with public parks, gardens and agricultural zones not to be missed. A cable car journey up to the Al-Hada Mountain starts down in Al-Kurr Village and takes visitors all the way up to the mountaintop, where an upscale restaurant and hotel are located.
Adresse: Shafa Road, Taif

Souk Okaz

Souk Okaz is a historic marketplace dating back to the pre-Islamic era, when Arabian intellectuals gathered here to share ideas and discuss various issues. The Souk today (in addition to being a market) hosts a number of events, including seminars and lectures, that ring back to its glorious past.
Adresse: Soq Okadh, Taif
Telefon: +966 2 725 3100

Rose Farms and Factories

Ta'if is known as the "City of Roses" - roses have been farmed here for hundreds of years, and visitors to the area today have the unique opportunity of visiting one of the factories where the delicate flowers are processed and turned into perfumes, aromatic rose water and other products. One of the factories open to visitors is Al Gadhi Rose Factory:
Adresse: As Salamah Street, Ta'if
Telefon: +966 2 2 733 4133

Shubra Palace

The Palace is an attraction inside and out - the building itself is a fine example of old Ta'if architecture; it also contains the the Ta'if Regional Museum. The museum's exhibits provide a brief excursus into Saudi royal history (King Abdul-Aziz and, later, King Faisal both resided here).
Adresse: Shubra Street, Ta'if
Telefon: +966 2 2 732 1033

King Fahad Garden

King Fahad Garden is a popular recreation spot in the city that boasts a well-developed infrastructure - the garden contains large green spaces, a lagoon with an artificial waterfall, a number of cafés and restaurants as well as a few souvenir shops.
Adresse: Alhada Road, Ta'if

Mirage Indian Food Restaurant

Located on the 30th floor of Awaliv Hotel, this eatery is one that, perhaps, tops the list of Indian restaurants in Ta'if. The menu offers an assortment of authentic Indian delights. Bear in mind that on the weekends, the restaurant caters to families only, so individual diners are advised to visit on working days only.
Adresse: Al Sadad, Taif
Telefon: +966 54 968 3365
Åpningstider: Daily 1pm–1am


The Albaik fast-food restaurant holds somewhat of a legendary status in Ta'if (and Saudi Arabia in general). Immensely beloved by locals, this restaurant is frequently busy with visitors and serves a variety of chicken- and seafood-based dishes that are consistently finger-licking good.
Adresse: 7565 Abu Bakr As Siddiq, Shubra, Taif
Telefon: +966 50 707 8308

Kabayan Restaurant

Only restaurant in Ta'if serving Filippino food and boasting quite an extensive list of menu items ranging from starters to desserts.
Adresse: 4863, Al Aziziyyah, Taif
Telefon: +966 50 928 9682
Åpningstider: Daily 12pm–12am

Ahlan Wasahlan

The restaurant offers a wide selection of high-quality meat, seafood, and vegetarian dishes. Expect friendly service and Turkish flavours.
Adresse: Shubra St, Shubra, Taif
Telefon: +966 53 554 4799
Åpningstider: Daily 6am–2am

Vitamin Palace

Vitamin Palace attracts visitors with its enticing display of fresh fruit and offers a large variety of fresh fruit juices and smoothies. The cafe offers a few meal options, too--traditional Arabic shawarma, sandwiches, and other dishes are available to order.
Adresse: Shubra, Ta'if
Telefon: +966 53 611 8149
Åpningstider: Daily 8am–2am


Barn's is a Saudi-wide chain with a couple of locales in the city of Ta'if. Meals are not served here, as the establishment specializes rather in hot and cold beverages (coffee in particular), but a selection of baked goods are available for purchase.
Adresse: Shihar, Ta'if
Telefon: +966 9200 06843
Åpningstider: 24/7

Etoile Cafe

The Etoile Cafe is a local establishment specialising in hot drinks, such as coffee (multiple varieties available) and sweet treats, such as cakes and pies.
Adresse: Shehar, Shihar, Taif
Telefon: +966 54 708 8881
Åpningstider: Daily 8am–2am

Souk Okaz

Souk Okaz is a historic marketplace dating back to the pre-Islamic era, when Arabian intellectuals gathered here to share ideas and discuss various issues. The Souk today (in addition to being a market) hosts a number of events, including seminars and lectures, that ring back to its glorious past.
Adresse: Soq Okadh, Taif
Telefon: +966 2 725 3100

Joury Mall

Joury Mall is the newest and, arguably, finest mall in the city of Ta'if. A number of local and international brands are represented at its many stores, and visitors are welcome to explore the family entertainment areas (Billy Bees and Sparky's) as well as the food court with a variety of eateries.
Adresse: King Khalid Street, Ta'if

Heart Mall

Ta'if's Heart Mall was, for the longest time, the city's only shopping center of the kind. Now that the Joury Mall is a fair competitor, the Heart Mall has experienced a decline in visitors. It does have it's advantages, however - the selection of stores here is decent and the location right next to Shubra Palace in the city center is unbeatable.
Adresse: Abu Bakr As Siddiq, Ta'if
Telefon: +966 127344445

Queen’s Taste

Queen’s Taste Sweets is an unmissable shopping spot in Ta'if - the establishment sells an immense variety of sweets, chocolates, baked goods and cakes. Many of the items truly are pieces of art, and work well as a special treat or even as gifts for loved ones.
Adresse: Bldg 6647, Unit 1, Shehar-Shihar Street, Ta'if
Telefon: +966 532 918 494

Ta'if Regional Airport

The Ta'if Regional Airport is a compact air hub located about 15km away from the town. Despite it being a "regional" airport it serves a number of international destinations (most located on the Arabian Peninsula). There is a local bus service to the city (run by the Saudi Public Transport Company).
Adresse: Ta'if Regional Airport
Telefon: +966 12 726 0012

Saudi Arabia eVisa

Saudi Arabia introduced a new eVisa system in October 2019, dramatically simplifying visa applications for citizens of multiple world countries, including the USA, Canada, China, Japan, Australia, and much of Europe. The new multiple-entry visa will be processed within record time (as quickly as 30 minutes), issued for one year, and will allow visitors to stay in the country for up to 90 days during its validity period. This marks a watershed moment in the country’s history, as Saudi Arabia has historically been off limits to non-Muslim tourists, with visas notoriously difficult to secure. Citizens of countries not covered by the eVisa program will still need to turn to their nearest consulate to obtain a visa.

Public Transport

Buses operated by the SAPTCO (Saudi Arabian Public Transport Company) as well as private minibuses circulate around the city. Destinations are displayed in the front window (in Arabic), so yell out your desired destination to passing buses to find the right one. The main station it Ta'if is located on Airport Road, next to the Centerpoint Mall.
Adresse: Al Faisaliah - Airport Road, Ta'if
Telefon: +966 53 515 7318


To call a cab, ask the hotel staff for assistance. Otherwise, white taxis are widely available and can be flagged down throughout the city. Drivers will most often readily use meters.


Ghaya Pharmacy Shehar, Hawaya,Ta'if +966 12 745 0209 Alnahdi Pharmacy 267, Shihar, Ta'if +966 12 748 6469


Saudi Post
Adresse: Jubrah, Taif
Telefon: +966 0127381200
Åpningstider: 7.30am-9pm


Saudi Arabia +966 Ta'if city code 2


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