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AT THE PEAK OFJABAL DAKA (DHAKA)

Updated: Sep 21, 2021


The heavenly height altitude, the strong wind blows, the scenic surroundings, and the blue mountain ridges you see around you will surely make your spirit fly up in the sky. The descriptions I could make about this place since it was the same feeling and imagination I had when I got to this peak of the Shafa mountain ranges. The Park viewing point of this mountain is similar to the People’s Park in the Sky, Tagaytay Highlands, in my homeland, the Philippines.


One never gets tired of looking around with all the scenic sights to enjoy



Daka Mountain has the highest peak in the Shafa Mountain range in the Makkah province of Saudi Arabia. With an altitude of 2500 – 2900 meters above sea level. With its high altitude, it is no surprise that the wind velocity here ranges from 80 – 100 kph.



In this place, I struggled the most, standing against the wind while shooting. I climbed the stone surface at the viewing point; however, I did not stay long because I was getting blown by the wind.


The struggles you will experience makes the adventure extraordinary, thrilling, exciting, and a memory lasting.


Driving to the viewing point, some portions of the road are by the ravine side and narrow. So, it would be best if you slowed down when meeting another car in the opposite direction.

Activities

1. Sightseeing

Accessibility

1. Transportation

- Reachable by all types of car

- Access road is concrete

2. Telecommunication

- Mobile and internet signals are good

Location

1. 11 Km northwest of Shafa Center with 11 minutes travel time

2. 38 km south of Taif City with 37 minutes travel time


Climate & Temperature

1. Moderate during summertime

2. Cold during the Winter season

3. Strong wind velocity most of the time

4. More often covered by fogs

What to Prepare

1. Make sure to have bottled water for your hydration

2. Snacks and other foodstuffs so that you don’t starve on your visits

3. Car good running condition

4. Jackets, sweatshirt, and anything to keep you warm if you are visiting in the winter

season

What to Expect

1. Panoramic sights to see on the way to the park

2. Spikes of cactuses to see by the roadside

3. Road slopes to climb


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Guides: Abdulaziz Aljuaed

Mobile: +966 50 122 6668


Ahmed Aljuaed

Mobile: +966 50 426 5634



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