HATEM AL TA’AI (منازل حاتم الطائي)

Already second Continental tyre exploded during our ride to the forgotten house of Hatem Al Tai – a symbol of generosity and chivalry. Hatem Al Tai (died 578) was an Arab poet of the Tai tribe who lived in the region of the Aja and Salma mountains, currently known as Hail, in northern Saudi Arabia. Stories about his extreme generosity have made him an icon among Arabs up until today, as evident in the proverbial phrase “more generous than Hatim.” His son was Adi ibn Hatim, a companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

The remains of his house can be found in the town of Tuwarin, which lies approximately 65 kilometers away from Hail. The Old traditional house is made of mud and stone in a wide area surrounded by mountains.