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About Khamis Mushait

Khamis Mushayt or Khamis Mushait (Arabic: خميس مشيط, Ḫamīs Mušayṭ) is a city in south-west Saudi Arabia, located east of Abha, the provincial seat of the Asir province, 1300 km 650 nautical miles from Dhahran and 884 km from the national capital of Riyadh. It is the capital of the Shahran tribe. The largest city in ‘Asir, and the 8th largest in Saudi Arabia with an estimated population of 1,300,000. Khamis Mushayt is noted for being the fourth largest trading center in Saudi Arabia, and is famous for its world-class military airbase.

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