Harrat Al Harrah Protected Area

The Hurra Al-Hurra Protected Area was Saudi Arabia's first area to be established as a protected area. This area borders the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the northwest and stretches to the east of Wadi Al-Sarhan. This area is 13,775 square kilometers in size. This protected area's surface is made up of a volcanic plateau with plenty of black basaltic rock. It has low volcanic mountains that range in height from 800 to 1150 meters above sea level.

The protected area is distinguished by its varied vegetation cover, which is made up of both annual and perennial species that lie next to flood routes. The Tamarix aphylla, Calligonum, and Lycium shawii are a few of the most significant trees in the protected region. There are a lot of annual herbs and shrubs as well.

The Reem gazelle (also known as the Sand gazelle), the Arabian wolf, the Red fox, the Sand fox, the Striped hyena, the Cape hare, and the jerboa are the most significant creatures in this protected area. Along with several reptiles, additional birds include the houbara bustard, the golden eagle, the Eurasian stone-curlew, nine different types of larks, and other resident and migratory bird species.

How to explore Harrat Al Harrah Protected Area?

  • Tall trees provide shade for you while you explore the area. You might want to lose yourself for hours in awe of the area's extraordinary geological formations and natural splendor of basalt rock formations and volcanic plateau.
  • Since the route leading to this location is made up of shrubs and rocky terrain, go off-roading in a 4X4 vehicle.
  • The water pathways provide for some truly unforgettable moments of the region's spectacular geology and unmatched natural beauty.
  • This valley is an excellent place for hiking because it is surrounded by mountains and has water pathways that are present throughout the year. Here, you can hike up the mountains to explore the unusual geological characteristics of the volcanic mountains and panoramas of water. While hiking along its winding course, wide varieties of rock, including black basalt, can be observed.
  • This protected area is perfect for rock climbing. Climbing up, down, or across naturally occurring rock formations can give you an adrenaline rush.
  • The area creates multiple deep ponds and medium-sized waterfalls that effectively maintain aquatic ecosystems with various fish species. You can therefore engage in leisure fishing.
  • Take a viewing excursion to see the mountain range, the exotic birds and animals.
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    4 hours

Address of Harrat Al Harrah Protected Area

J8PC+66Q, North City, Taima, Saudi Arabia

Opening & Closing time of Harrat Al Harrah Protected Area

  • Monday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Tuesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Wednesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Thursday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Friday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Saturday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Sunday
    Open 24 Hours
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