Hail, an ancient caravan crossroads, is the homeland of the Al-Rashid tribe, historical rivals to the Al-Sauds.
Though attractions aren’t epidemic, it’s a neat, pleasant and peaceful town which also makes a good base from which to visit the rock carvings at Jubba.
During the last two weeks of March and the first week of April, hundreds of demoiselle cranes land in Hail on their annual migration. If you’re in the area, don’t miss it.
Hail is also known for the quality of its dates.