Posted on May 6, 2015

TA’IF ROSE FESTIVAL

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Saudi Festivals are a dime a dozen , becoming so excessive they have now become borderline redundant. With so many festivals celebrating just about everything Saudi, there is always one or two that I feel warrant a visit. One of which happens yearly in TA’IF. The TA’IF FLOWER FESTIVAL celebrates the regions agriculture prosperity, showcasing the floral gems of the region. TA’IF is known for its flower producing industry, more specifically known for roses and rose by-products.

Finally, making my way to the festival it was nice to see what they had to offer. It was modest and not as extravagant as I thought it would be, but nice. It was small enough to see in a couple of hours as they proudly displayed a selection of plants and roses. The highlight of the festival was the huge flower display that consisted of more than 24,000 flowers and made for a beautiful layout.

Of course there was shopping. With vendors selling flower infused everything there was a lot of options to pick up a few souvenirs.
I had a pleasant time there and advise anyone looking for a festival to give this a visit!

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