Abha city is the administrative headquarters of the Asir region. It includes also the branches of ministries. Located in the mountains of Sarawat in the extreme southwest of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Abha is environed from the east and north-east by Khamis Mushayt province, from the north-west by Namas province and from the west and south-west by Mahayel province. The city of Abha is blessed by a coverage of vegetation and a large amount of annual rainfall that occurs in addition to the mild weather. It is one of the most important Summer resorts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Because of its great height above sea level, it is also called the bride of the mountain.