Hareed (Parrot-fish) Festival

Farasan Island is distinguished from all other islands around the world for its Hareed Festival. It is a key tourist festival in the region. Hareed (Arabic for Parrotfish) is a delicious type of fish, which is also called sea parrot by locals for its considerable facial similarities to the parrot. This type of fish comes into shallow parts of the coast and locals celebrate their arrival during April and May of each year.

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