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Mada'in Saleh, Al Ula

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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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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  • One of the must visit place in saudi arabia, 350km from Madinah Al munavara. 22 km from Al Ula domestic airport. Madain Saleh is first UNESCO idintified site in saudi arabia. if you are driving a car ...  read more »
  • Valid cities near Ulla district early Thursday, which sent them to the Thamud people Prophet Salih, peace be upon him and his was no camels. What is most likely the graves and not dwellings.
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  • I visited back in April for a quick weekend trip from Kuwait. It does take about 4 hrs to drive, and if like me you are a single female traveller you will of course incur the expense of a driver. Don'...  read more »
  • 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.
  • It is a very nice place for a family tour, we will really enjoy there. i have posted some pictures.
  • Great place to visit
  • Beautiful site
  • Old archaeological area , there Hejaz Railway Station , and houses carved from the mountains ....
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