Al Wajh

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Al Wajh
الوجه
Al Wajh
Al Wajh is located in Saudi Arabia
Al Wajh
Al Wajh
Location of Al Wajh
Coordinates: 26°17′0″N 36°25′0″E / 26.28333°N 36.41667°E / 26.28333; 36.41667Coordinates: 26°17′0″N 36°25′0″E / 26.28333°N 36.41667°E / 26.28333; 36.41667
Country Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia
Province Tabuk Province
Time zone AST (UTC+3)
 • Summer (DST) AST (UTC+3)

Al Wajh (Arabic: الوجه‎) is a coastal town in northwestern Saudi Arabia, situated on the coast of the Red Sea. The town is located in the Tabuk Province.

Al Wajh is a comparatively small town, inhabited mainly by citizens from the Al Belawi, Al Huety, Al Johani and Al Harby tribes. Fishing is a primary activity of the town's residents and the port is the central location where this occurs - the Al Wajh port used to be one of the main shipping centres in the region 50 years ago. Many of the families in Al Wajh, such as the Al-Bedaiwi (Bedaiwi Family is the biggest family in Al-Wajah), Al-Ali, Al-Ghabban and Sahely families originally came to Al Wajh in the year 1250.

The town is served by the Al Wajh Domestic Airport and has close links with the city of Tabuk, with a road connecting the two locations.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Al Wajh
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 23
(73)
24
(75)
26
(78)
28
(83)
31
(87)
32
(89)
32
(90)
33
(91)
32
(89)
31
(87)
28
(82)
25
(77)
28.8
(83.4)
Average low °C (°F) 14
(58)
15
(59)
17
(63)
21
(69)
23
(73)
24
(76)
26
(78)
26
(79)
24
(76)
23
(73)
19
(67)
16
(61)
20.7
(69.3)
Precipitation cm (inches) 0
(0)
0.3
(0.1)
0.3
(0.1)
0
(0)
0.3
(0.1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.8
(0.3)
0.5
(0.2)
1
(0.4)
3.2
(1.2)
Source: Weatherbase[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Al Wajh, Saudi Arabia". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.