Souk Okaz Festival

Cultural in Taif

About 40km northeast of Taif in the Sarawat mountains is a site where, between the 6th and 8th centuries, tribes from across the land met to trade, play sports, settle disputes and establish laws. This event was known as Souk Okaz, and is now honoured annually by a 10-day culture fest of poetry readings, dancing, sport, theatre and markets.