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Mada'in Saleh, Al Ula
(4.7/5 based on 85 reviews on the web)
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. Add Mada'in Saleh and other attractions to your Al Ula trip itinerary using our Al Ula vacation generator.
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Reviews
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  • Valid cities and old stone city known, is an archaeological site located in northwestern Saudi Arabia and specifically in the province of El Medina. Wikipedia of course the trip was sweet and wonderful, and it was free entry archeological zone
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  • It was good experience, Site is completely secure, on entrance you would find police, which checks the Iqama and then let you in. Its a good place from Archaeological point of view. You should try to ...  more »
  • Outstanding historical site. I’d would love to visit this historical site again. Before my visit, I saw many pictures of Mada'in Saleh but they were not even close to the impression I had after spendi...  more »
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  • Magnificent Madaen Saleh also know as Al Hijr was the first ever archeological site in Saudi Arabia to join the UNESCO's World Heritage List. It is located 22 kilometers to the north of Al Ula city. Hazrat Saleh AS was sent to the Qoum e Samood. They demanded a miracle of camel which was fulfilled by Allah ST. But even having seen it they did not accept faith in Allah, and was destroyed.
  • Amazing art during ancient civilization. Awesome rock formations. Archeological site. Wonderful.
  • Beautiful piece of History. Well kept site.
  • It is a must visit in Alula. Free entrance for all. You will visit also Hijaz train station and museum and all of the are free of charge.
  • mashah allah