Hatima Volcano Crater

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Harrat Khaybar, one of the most extensive volcanic fields, is called after the city on its western side. Over 14,000 square kilometers of its historical and recent lava flows are scattered between the provinces of Madinah and Ha'il, northwest of the city of Madinah.

The Harrat Khaybar's while volcanoes, which are challenging to get, used to be a desert location for a long time, but today some Bedouins still live there, and tourists are not unusual. The Jebel Abiadh and the Jebel Bayda are the two biggest; in person, their magnificent magnificence is much more breathtaking than in satellite photographs.

It includes a 100-kilometer-long, north-south oriented line of volcanic vents, including the Jebel Qidr, the sole stratovolcano in the Harrat region of western Arabia, as well as scoria cones, lava domes, maars, and basalt lava flows.

Thinsg to do at Hatima Volcano Centre:

  • Witness the mighty wonders of nature: At least eight eruptions during the Islamic era attested that the Harrat Khaybar is still active (less than 1500 years old). With a height of 2093 meters, Jebel Abiadh, which means 'white mount,' is the highest crater in the harra, while Jebel Bayda, which means 'white mount' in Arabic, is the largest, with a diameter of 1,5 kilometers. In the middle of Harrat Khaybar, other volcanic structures have brought a variety of lava colors, ranging from the creamy ocher of Jebel Bayda to the shades of red and brown of Jebel Al-'Aqir to the deep dark lava flows of Jebel Qidr. The ground between the craters was covered in amazing shade patterns due to the later mixed lava flows.The contrast is particularly dramatic when the deep, dark lava of Jebel Qidr meets the pale, creamy lava of Jebel Bayda. One can stand on this volcanic border with one foot on each type of lava by following a pathway to the edge of both lava flows.

  • Enjoy the view from a distance: The enormous variety of volcano shapes discovered in the Harrat Khaybar also magnificently witness nature's ingenuity, which is not just confined to a wide range of colors. When viewed from a distance, Jebel Bayda's gracefully extended silhouette, Jebel Qidr's volcanic cone, which resembles Fujiyama, and Jebel Al-'Aqir's fancy hat form can all be seen.

  • Explore the surroundings: This location has to offer the most spectacular views; it is feasible to access some of the craters on foot safely. Local Bedouins drive their pickups up the sides of the Jebel Bayda, although it is preferable to take a short stroll uphill instead. The southern slope of the volcanic cone is just about mild enough to permit a relatively safe (albeit treacherous) hike up to the crater, even though the sides of Jebel Abiadh are undoubtedly too steep for cars.

  • Trek and hike: Additionally, Jebel Abiadh's summit's view is worth the effort. Being the highest volcano, with a peak elevation of 2093 metres, it provides breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes, which seem to be from another planet.

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    3 hours

Address of Hatima Volcano Crater

Tabah, Ḥa'il 53216, Saudi Arabia

Opening & Closing time of Hatima Volcano Crater

  • Monday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Tuesday
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  • Wednesday
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  • Thursday
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  • Friday
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