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Mada'in Saleh

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Address: Al Ula, Saudi Arabia
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Amazing contrast between the carved tombs, and the naturally 'melted' rocks around them

The history of these tombs is amazing, the build fantastic, the site is free to access, but without a car and the freedom to walk yourself, it's a little limited. And there was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
alanpcoleman
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The history of these tombs is amazing, the build fantastic, the site is free to access, but without a car and the freedom to walk yourself, it's a little limited. And there was literally nothing and no-one to give any history. You have to research everything beforehand. There were also no open facilities bar the toilets so take lots of... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had an amazing time visiting these ancient tombs/ruins. It is very private with nobody hassling you or trying to sell you anything. There is tons of freedom to do what you want there. You can drive right up to the tombs or even take a walk through the sand to see them. I would highly recommend taking a trip... More 

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1 Thank Elliot W
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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2 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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 

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Thank Fahad S
UAE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

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 

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Thank Makshum
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Went there for a weekend trip and overall I was very surprised on how accessible everything was, meaning you can literally park right at the tombs as in 3 feet away. Everything very open, able to explore pretty much all of it and there is a lot to see. We spent 4 hours there in the afternoon so next time... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

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 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

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 

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Thank susiethefloosie
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99 reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 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 

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Thank Rula A
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3 attraction reviews
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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 

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Thank Jun A
Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
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114 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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