Booking meeting rooms in Najran with Holiday Inn
Ancient and fascinating, in an area of unique scenic beauty, the city of Najran is one of the jewels of Saudi Arabia. With compelling archaeological sites, modern scenic attractions, and a thriving business district company constantly in need of meeting rooms, Najran hotels have to cater for both business and leisure visitors – something we at Holiday Inn Najran are particularly well equipped to do.
Just 7 km from the modern city centre, yet close to cultural and scenic attractions like Al-Ukhdood, the Najran Dam and the Empty Quarter, we at Holiday Inn Najran are located less than 20 km from the International Airport, and have ample parking facilities. Our meeting rooms and banquet hall –free to delegates dining and staying at the hotel – house up to 670 delegates, with stylish accommodation that includes 12 suites and 5 luxurious villas; perfect for private get-togethers with colleagues. Our 4 superb restaurants offer a wide range of European and Arabic cuisines, while our gym, spa and outside pool are perfect for after-hours relaxation.
If you want an interesting, scenic location for your meeting rooms, Najran has it all. Located in a lush fertile valley, or wadi, below the Asir and Yemen highlands, Najran province has been a major agricultural area for 4000 years. The swathes of date palms and orange groves, rich in birdlife, abruptly end where the river meets the desert at Rub’ Al-Khali (the Empty Quarter) – a popular destination for jeep safaris.
The majority of the populace belong to the ancient Yam tribe, who work the 100 or so farms along the fertile wadi – or have jobs in the thriving modern city. Incorporating many of the original buildings of Abul Saud, the town it grew up around, Najran has one of the most attractive central business districts in Saudi Arabia. Traditional souks and mosques sit alongside sympathetically designed modern banks, shops, boutiques and offices, while palm-lined parks and avenues offer pleasant shade from the sun.
Whatever your reason may be for booking meeting rooms, Najran’s old city of Al-Ukhdood is definitely worth taking time out to investigate. The first Yemeni city to fall to Roman occupation, it was once an important centre for trading in spices, located on the main trading routes between the Mediterranean and South Arabia. It was originally surrounded by a massive circular wall; parts of this can still be seen even today, and its name translates as “The Ditch” or “The Groove”. A defensive moat can still be seen, and the site is still being excavated by archaeologists today. There are enigmatic pre-Islamic carvings among the ruins, which feature in a fascinating museum devoted to the site.
Najran Dam, one of the wonders of the modern world. 35 km from the city centre, it is crossed by a 4.5 metre wide road, with spectacular views of the Najran Valley. Arrange a corporate tour, and you can also see the fabulous Al-Aan Palace, beneath which are the strange, castle-like red brick houses unique to the Najran area.
Emma writes articles on Meeting Rooms including guides to Meeting Rooms Najran / Holiday Inn Najran.
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