Jizan is a port city and the capital of the Jizan region. It lies in the southwest corner of the Kingdom and north of the Yemeni border.
And you’ve probably already heard or seen photos that show the natural wonders of Jizan.
Well, if you’re like us (always looking for a weekend vacay), then here are some incredibly touristy but FUN things to do in Jizan…
1. Visit the Heritage Village
Try out Jizani food, learn about its people, culture and more.
2. Take photos at the Dosariya ‘Turks Castle’
Immerse in the history of the Turks Castle in Jizan.
3. Go check out Farasan Islands
You can’t go to Jizan and not visit this, especially if you’re into scuba diving or water sports. Just like our resident travel blogger, Laura Alho of Blue Abaya said, it’s like a private island all yours for a day.
4. Heal yo’self naturally at the hot water springs
Driving from Jizan to the Al-Khoubah or Bani Malik hot springs will be a 75-km ride but trust us when we say it’s worth it. The temperatures of the water there reach a good 45 degrees Celcius, providing minerals that have great health benefits for you.
Although, not adviseable during summer (for obvious reasons.)
(This image is for illustrative purposes only)
5. See the beautiful FIFA mountains
The Heavens of the Earth, as they call it- and fittingly so.
6. Dine the Jazan way!
7. Shop at the souks or public markets
They’re the best places to go if you really want to capture the local culture and overall atmosphere.
8. Swim at the Wadi Lajab Jizan
9. Make sure not to miss the nighttime stars
They’re the best view from Jizan.