Festival of flower men

The Habala village was established during the Ottoman Empire when inhabitants tried to flee from the Turks around 350 years ago. Asir then became part of the House of Saud and incorporated into the Saudi nation in 1932. The region was given easier access to the rest of Saudi Arabia in the 1990s through a government-built cable car.Regarded as one of the oldest social formations in the Arabian Peninsula, the Qahtanis came to be known as Flower men because of the traditional headdresses.