Madain Saleh.AL-ULA, AlUla

Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Historic Site
A desert archaeological wonder, Madain Saleh.AL-ULA 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 Madain Saleh.AL-ULA a centerpiece of your AlUla vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our AlUla trip builder.
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  • Wow - how Madain Salagh has changed. Can’t believe how touristy it’s become. I travelled with my husband and another couple by car across the desert - it sometimes sank in the sand! We had to have....  more »
  • Can only go on booked tours now. They are quick and leave from the winter park. Winter park has a few coffee shops and a burger king. Really nice park if you want to spend a bit of time having a...  more »
  • Before visiting Al Ula’s places of interest make sure to book tickets on Most of the places like Hegra or Lonely Castle require a ticket. Make sure you do it well in advance...  more »

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