Wadi Hanifa Valley: Saudi’s Latest Go-To Travel Spot Is Officially On Our Bucket List

Now more than any time before, open air spaces are becoming the ideal option for most people. In Saudi Arabia, locals and residents have started heading to Wadi Hanifa, a valley of over 100km, located on the outskirts of Riyadh. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many prefer outdoor spaces than indoor spaces, especially since the weather in the Saudi capital is getting cooler. From its beautiful scenery to the enchanting landscape, Wadi Hanifa has become a major attraction for Saudi residents recently.

Previously, Wadi Hanifa was a dumping spot for waste disposal, but in recent years, the government worked on transforming it into the Kingdom’s largest natural reserve. And they’ve definitely come a very long way! They began with restoring its natural environment, and then moved to creating a public recreational area. It was called Wadi Al-Irdh in the pre-Islamic era, and was renamed as Wadi Hanifa after the tribe that lived there.

If you haven’t been there yet, this can be your next spot for a nice picnic, or just to relax as a getaway from the bustling city. Scroll down to see some very attractive pictures that will make you want to go there as soon as you can.

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