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Haql

Haql
مدينة حقل
Haql seen from the sea
Haql seen from the sea
Haql is located in Saudi Arabia
Haql
Haql
Coordinates:
Country  Saudi Arabia
Province Tabuk province
Population
 • Total 25,000
Website www.haqlcity.com

Haql is a town in the northwest of Saudi Arabia near the head of the Gulf of Aqaba, adjacent to Aqaba across the Jordanian border. The coasts of Egypt, Israel and Jordan can be seen from Haql.

Haql is not a port used for Red Sea shipping, and the relatively small Saudi population does not engage in water desalination. As a result, the reefs in this area are pristine and populated with diverse flora and fauna. The coasts of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aqaba in this region are scenic. There are views of the mountains of the Sinai Peninsula across the Gulf of Aqaba. Shipping is limited to oil tankers that carry oil for Jordan and cruise ships for tourists from Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) and Aqaba (Jordan). It lies 5 km from the Jordanian border. It has become one of the most attractive cities to visit for diving sports and accommodation. The two most attractive factors are its climate and geographical location. The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has added more than 4 attractive spots on Haql.


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