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Mada'in Saleh

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Address: Al Ula, Saudi Arabia

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The Remains of Thamudi

Its an excellent place to visit and is very well maintained. From Madina towards Tabuk some 300+ Km and well paved roads. As you as you reach near Al Ula, the beauty and awe of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Fahad S
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Its an excellent place to visit and is very well maintained. From Madina towards Tabuk some 300+ Km and well paved roads. As you as you reach near Al Ula, the beauty and awe of the place catch you attention instantly. Its windy and best time to visit in afternoon around 3pm. By sunset (Maghrib Salah) they wont let you... More 

Thank Fahad S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mada’in Saleh, known as al-Hijr, or Hegra, by the Nabataean people who carved its magnificent tombs into the golden sandstone outcrops. The delicate details on the entrance portals and the smooth surfaces of its 111 tomb facades reflect the great skills of the masons of their time. Take at least 3 hours to explore the site. Map is available on... More 

Thank Makshum
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Madian Saleh is an archaeological site. located in the Al-`Ula 250-300kms away from Tabuk. From Yanbu you have to travel around 400-430kms. The site has earned a reputation as a cursed place. This place has been mentioned in Quran. The Qur’an places settlement of the area by the Thamudi people during the days of Saleh. According to the Islamic text,... More 

Thank Mohamed Ricshan A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was expecting facades like the Treasurery and the Library at Petra which was the capital of the Nabataean empire. However, the burial sites or tombs for the now disappeared city of Hegra were multidimensional. You could walk inside them. Also worth a visit were the rock formations around "Elephant" and the Fort in Ul Ula. We stayed at the... More 

Thank susiethefloosie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was expecting to see few sights and be on our way. This place has so much to offer and definitely needs 2 days. You need a guide and good walking shoes. We climbed and walked. Everyone from the teens to the 10 year olds to the seniors enjoyed the trip. Sights are spectacular. Many of the rock formations remind you... More 

Thank Rula A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you're thinking of visiting Madain Saleh, you must have seen the pictures. But nothing compares to being there both in terms of the history and amazing Nabataean burial architecture and the natural landscape. The superposition of the two makes this a truly unique experience. The place is so well preserved and quiet (yes, only a few people actually have... More 

Thank Jun A
Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Madaien Saleh is a place which is an attraction to people who are interested in natiral rock formations

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We visited Medain Saleh earlier this month and it was absolutely fantastic. Lots to see and learn about but I highly recommend getting a guide to take you around. The weather was quite chilly compared to the rest of Saudi Arabia during this time of year so bring warm clothes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

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 visit it in evening before sunset , at that time the mountains gives very cool look of pinkish and golden color. Even way to... More 

2 Thank Sajid R
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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 spending two days walking around and going inside this historical site.


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