Festival of flower men

Today, the men uphold their traditions by wearing the garlands in their hair while working as drivers, soldiers, farmers, and in the tourism industry.”Asir”, which means “difficult” in Arabic, describes not only the uneasy terrain in the area, characterised by arduous and uneven cliffs, but also the trials of the Qahtani tribe.Asir is rich and diverse; the flower men’s home of Habala is an hour’s drive from Abha, the capital of the region, and from the picturesque Rijal Alma.