Al Wajh (Arabic: الوجه‎), also written Al Wejh, is a coastal city in north-western Saudi Arabia, situated on the coast of the Red Sea. The city is located in the Tabuk Province. It is one of the largest cities in Tabuk region, with a population of 50,000 as of 2013.

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
CountryFlag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia
ProvinceTabuk Province
Time zoneUTC+3 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (AST)

Al Wajh played a pivotal role during the Arab Revolt in World War I. In 1917, Al Wajh was taken by Prince Faisal's forces and used as a base of operations for a series of attacks on the Hejaz Railway.

Al Wajh is a comparatively big city, inhabited mainly by citizens from Al Balawi, Bedaiwi-Alali, Al Huety and Al Johani tribes. Fishing is a primary activity of the city'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.

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 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
(83)
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)
21
(69)
Average precipitation cm (inches) 0
(0)
0.25
(0.1)
0.25
(0.1)
0
(0)
0.25
(0.1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.76
(0.3)
0.51
(0.2)
1.0
(0.4)
6.1
(2.4)
Source: Weatherbase[1]

ReferencesEdit

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