Mada'in Saleh, Al Ula

A desert archaeological wonder, Mada'in Saleh has become Saudi Arabia's first World Heritage Site. The site served as the "second city" to the Nabatean people. Large boulder formations rise from the earth, featuring façades carved from the sandstone rocks. A total of 131 tombs were constructed and estimated to have been built around the first century CE. Inscriptions and drawings cover the tomb walls, which give modern visitors a better idea of who the Nabataean tribe really was. Be aware that a permit is needed for visiting the site, which hotels can typically arrange a week in advance. Make Mada'in Saleh a centerpiece of your Al Ula vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Al Ula trip builder .
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  • A must visit place while you are in Saudi Arabia. We actually visited the place back in Nov. 2016, but just got the chance to write a review now. The site is currently closed for development purposes ...  more »
  • Cities in favour of old places back to ancient centuries before Islam and is carving mountains to providing their mansions and registered global effects
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  • Mada'in Saleh is one of those sites that capture your attention and engulf your memory! By visiting the site you travel through eras starting from pre Nabateans civilizations reaching to the last cent...  more »
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