When in Abha, a visit to Al Muftaha village is a must. This government-funded village was founded in 1989 as an attempt to promote the arts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It has now become a popular attraction and is frequented by tourists and locals alike. This cultural center offers artists studio and exhibition space, and therefore the opportunity to present their unique work to the community. Al Muftaha village was inspired by Asir's heritage and culture and this can be seen in its fascinating architecture. The village or artists’ colony is also home to the King Fahd Cultural Center, Al Muftaha Theater, Archaeological Centre and Media Centre. This initiative was the first of its kind; with the Saudi Arabian government’s aim being to bring together individuals passionate about photography, traditional crafts, and fine arts and embrace them.
Opening hours of the village varies; it is therefore best to get the details at the hotel you are staying at
1 hour or more
Adults, young adults, families, senior citizens
All the fascinating exhibits are worth a visit
Since Al Muftaha village is located in Abha city itself, Muslim tourists will not find it a problem to locate mosques. There may also be a prayer room in the village itself, so it is best for visitors to inquire from staff.
Muslims visiting any part of Saudi Arabia are sure to find numerous restaurants serving Halal food. As Al Muftaha village is located in the city of Abha, visitors do not have to worry since all the restaurants in Abha are Muslim-friendly. Restaurants in the area not only serve local cuisine, but are also known to serve Indian and Pakistani fare among others. Tourists are therefore sure to be spoilt for choice.