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Mada'in Saleh

Al Ula, Saudi Arabia
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A World Treasure - truly amazing

Mada'in Saleh is truly amazing. The site is the Southern-most (known) city of the Nabataean people... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jason P S
San Francisco, California
A have to visit location

We recently visited this incredible place. We all felt that it was better than Petra to visit, very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brett F
via mobile
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Al Ula, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mada'in Saleh is truly amazing. The site is the Southern-most (known) city of the Nabataean people and complements the Northern site of Petra. As I understand it, some of the most significant findings of the Nabataeans come from the site in Saudi Arabia because the...More

Thank Jason P S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited this incredible place. We all felt that it was better than Petra to visit, very few people know of its existence, so no crowds, and a very dispersed site. The Hijaz station on this heritage site was such a bonus. If you...More

1  Thank Brett F
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Its a amazing trip. I am from Jeddah and it was a 2 day trip. From Jeddah its around 700km and it took 7 hrs. with out stops. Amazing roads after Yanbu, specially with out radars. Try to travel day time doe to two way...More

1  Thank Yasir H
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This place should be on everyone's bucket list! It was huge and basically empty when we went during the week. If you can go during the week, do it!

1  Thank lovetogetawayoften
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

The Nabatean ruins of Mada’in Saleh are amazing. There are no big crowds. It is truly a personalized experience. Every tomb is so beautiful and well preserved. The whole site is simply breathtaking. I would definitely recommend the visit to anyone traveling through Saudi Arabia.

1  Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Congratulations to Saudi Tourism and the Madain Saleh Management they are making a real effort here. To enjoy this place to the full you need to base yourself in Al-Ula - direct flight available on Thursday and back Saturday from Riyadh. We stayed at the...More

4  Thank IrishAdventureGirl
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

It’s everything you think and hope it would be. A once in a lifetime travel experience. Don’t go “on the cheap”, hire a knowledgeable tour guide. Be prepared for lots and lots of walking and climbing. So glad I made he trip and paid for...More

1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

If you have knack towards ancient archaeological things or want to experience historical essence of middle east, you must visit this place. Its a hidden gem amidst Saudi Arabia. Nearest landmark is Al Ula (15 km.) .

Thank Shibaji D
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The site is unique and shall be on your to do list, when traveling in Saudi Arabia. The tombs and old Hijr Railway-Museum are located at the same site.

Thank Frieder D
Reviewed 30 August 2017

a heritage of no like , feeling the ancient heritage of people of the past who lived and had a great life being the era of carving the stones and using mountains as houses of amazing engineering of no similar. tombs in the walls and...More

Thank Osama K
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14 January 2018|
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Response from Jason P S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as of January 2018, I believe the site is undergoing restoration and construction of new facilities to support tourism in and around the site and is not open to visitors right now. I do not know when it is going to... More
7 July 2017|
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Response from Michael I | Reviewed this property |
Which agency? Once you in Saudi just book a room and a guide here is his number +96655 333 8228 his name is Ahmad Fadel.