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Al Wajh
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Al Wajh

Al Wajh is a city located in northwestern Saudi Arabia in the Tabuk region. It is located on the Red Sea coast and is the capital of the Al Wajh Governorate. It is a major port and commercial center and has a population of around 70,000.

Al Wajh has a long and varied history. It is believed to have been settled by the Nabataeans, an ancient Arab people, during the first century BCE. The city was then known as Al-Ukhdood, and was an important trading port. In the 9th century, Al Wajh was conquered by the Abbasid Empire and became an important center of Islamic learning. In the 12th century, it was conquered by the Ayyubid dynasty and later by the Mamluks. During the Ottoman period, Al Wajh was an important port for the Hajj pilgrimage and was also used as a staging point for the Hajj caravans.

Al Wajh is situated in a coastal plain at the base of the Sarawat Mountains. It is bordered by the Red Sea to the west and the Tabuk region to the east. The city is characterized by its dry climate and its desert landscape.

Al Wajh's economy is mainly based on fishing, agriculture, and trade. It is a major port for the export of dates and other agricultural products. It is also a center for shipbuilding and repair. The city is home to several major industries, including a petroleum refinery and a cement plant.

Al Wajh is an important cultural center in Saudi Arabia. It is home to several important mosques, including the Al-Qasim Mosque, which is one of the oldest in the country. The city also hosts several annual festivals and events, such as the Al Wajh Festival, which is held every summer.

Excursion tips for a day in Al Wajh

As a tourist in Al Wajh, Saudi Arabia, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in this beautiful city. Here are some of the things you can do on a day trip:

1. Visit the Al Wajh Archaeological Museum, which houses a collection of artifacts from ancient civilizations.

2. Explore the historic city center and its many souks and markets.

3. Take a stroll along the Corniche, a popular promenade along the coastline.

4. Visit the Al Wajh Old Town and explore its ancient architecture and monuments.

5. Visit the Al Wajh Fort, a beautiful fortress built in the 16th century.

6. Enjoy the stunning views of the Red Sea from the top of the Al Wajh Lighthouse.

7. Go on a desert safari and explore the stunning desert landscape.

8. Enjoy the local cuisine and sample some of the delicious dishes.

9. Spend the day at the beach and relax in the sun.

10. Visit the Al Wajh Fish Market and try some of the freshly caught seafood.

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The climate in Al Wajh

Al Wajh in Saudi Arabia experiences a hot desert climate over the four seasons. Summers are hot and dry with temperatures reaching up to 40°C, while winters are mild and wet, with temperatures dropping to around 15°C. Spring and autumn are both mild and dry, with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 30°C. Rainfall is low throughout the year, with the most rainfall occurring during winter.

Cruise weather for Al Wajh

Our weather forecast for Al Wajh helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 36.2 °C
min: 28.9 °C
21.6 m/s
22.0 m/s
74.8 %
24.1 m
45.5 %
1,003 hPa
05:56:27
19:24:50
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 36.3 °C
min: 29.2 °C
20.9 m/s
16.2 m/s
59.9 %
24.1 m
39.7 %
1,002 hPa
05:56:57
19:24:19
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 35.9 °C
min: 29 °C
21.2 m/s
28.8 m/s
43.8 %
24.1 m
47.3 %
1,003 hPa
05:57:27
19:23:47
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 36.3 °C
min: 29.1 °C
22.0 m/s
19.4 m/s
25.5 %
24.1 m
47.7 %
1,005 hPa
05:57:57
19:23:14
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 37.2 °C
min: 29.2 °C
26.3 m/s
24.1 m/s
20.1 %
24.1 m
44.6 %
1,003 hPa
05:58:27
19:22:40
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 36.0 °C
min: 29.2 °C
22.3 m/s
20.5 m/s
24.8 %
24.1 m
47.9 %
1,002 hPa
05:58:57
19:22:05
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 37.0 °C
min: 29.1 °C
24.8 m/s
18.4 m/s
4.0 %
24.1 m
47.9 %
1,003 hPa
05:59:27
19:21:28
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 37.5 °C
min: 29.8 °C
24.1 m/s
24.8 m/s
65.9 %
24.1 m
59.1 %
1,004 hPa
05:59:57
19:20:50
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 37.0 °C
min: 30.2 °C
24.8 m/s
30.6 m/s
42.1 %
24.1 m
55.1 %
1,004 hPa
06:00:27
19:20:11
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 36.0 °C
min: 29.7 °C
24.8 m/s
26.3 m/s
14.2 %
24.1 m
64.0 %
1,004 hPa
06:00:57
19:19:31
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 34.7 °C
min: 30.6 °C
28.1 m/s
30.2 m/s
19.1 %
24.1 m
66.3 %
1,005 hPa
06:01:27
19:18:50
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 36.5 °C
min: 30.7 °C
22.3 m/s
20.5 m/s
71.3 %
24.1 m
61.8 %
1,006 hPa
06:01:56
19:18:08
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 37.0 °C
min: 31.3 °C
23.4 m/s
28.1 m/s
38.3 %
24.1 m
54.1 %
1,006 hPa
06:02:26
19:17:25
Aug. 7th 2024 Aug. 7th 2024 max: 36.5 °C
min: 30.6 °C
18.4 m/s
24.1 m/s
76.7 %
24.1 m
54.3 %
1,004 hPa
06:02:55
19:16:41
Aug. 8th 2024 Aug. 8th 2024 max: 37.0 °C
min: 30.1 °C
20.2 m/s
21.6 m/s
6.5 %
24.1 m
40.4 %
1,003 hPa
06:03:24
19:15:55

Cruises to Al Wajh

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Scheduled ship calls in Al Wajh, Saudi Arabia
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