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Madain Saleh Tombs

Al Ula, Medina, Saudi Arabia
+966 14 884 6464
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Not as grandeur as Petra.

I came here on a Hajj visa and I booked a taxi through my hotel here in Al Medina. We went to the... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Amazing site

Excellent place to visit if you are in Saudi. The ride from Madinah takes about 3 hours and from... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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Al Ula, Medina, Saudi Arabia
+966 14 884 6464
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I came here on a Hajj visa and I booked a taxi through my hotel here in Al Medina. We went to the historical Jewish ruins of Khyber and en route to Madain Saleh which is 419km from Medina. The highlight is the Al Fareed...More

Thank hasanayn114
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Excellent place to visit if you are in Saudi. The ride from Madinah takes about 3 hours and from Jeddah around 7. The site for the moment does not have many visitors and we had it basically for ourselves. We took a guide from Al...More

3  Thank isagarcas
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Must visit while you stay in Madina, excellent landscape on a three hours journey. Real historical site for Arabs to discover their heritage dating back to 2500 years approx.

Thank Muhammad A
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is way off the beaten track (it's in Saudi, a hard country to visit), but worth the effort. You need a car to visit or use occasional bus tours. It's beautiful but there is almost no information available for your assistance, and that which...More

1  Thank alanpcoleman
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

If your in Saudi Arabia this is a must to visit. The place is totally amazing!! Be prepared for a long travel and better to stay overnight in one of the hotels in Al Ula. From the hotel to Mada'in it will be like 40mins...More

2  Thank sharon a
Reviewed 31 January 2017

It was in August 2013 during Eid holidays when my friends and I decided to travel from Jeddah to Yanbu and finally to Al Ula. It's indeed a long journey but it's all worth it!!! The Madain Saleh rocks really ROCKS!!! One will surely left...More

1  Thank Riyadhventourista
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Madaien Saleh tombs are an attraction for people who are interested in natural formations of rocks and places of historical values

Thank trilochansaini
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Let me start off by saying If you are in Saudi Arabia this place is a must see. First off this is a huge area that is covered with tombs, Cars are allowed inside the site. I Visited the place with my family and friends,...More

3  Thank Joyston J
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We visited the site in mid 1978 when we were surveying and re-designing a section of the, then proposed, Hail to Al Ula highway. The original route of the road cut through the rock formation 'hiding' the tombs and had to be moved well away....More

Thank chrisLiverton
Reviewed 13 November 2016

the area is one of the rare hidden Gems of the history, it's 350 to 400 km away from Al madinah al Munawarah depending of which route you take but if you are not familiar with the single road drive it's better to use madinah...More

Thank Usama M
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15 January 2017|
Response from sharon a | Reviewed this property |
we visited friday and there was no problem. we went there around 10am.
19 December 2016|
Response from Usama M | Reviewed this property |
w alykum al salam Mr Mohammed, these permissions were old when you were asked to bring permission from the museum. but now after renovation of the site you don't need any permission , you only go there and at the security... More
19 July 2016|
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Response from Ankitvag | Reviewed this property |
i am assuming that you are already in saudi arabia and considering to visit the place. there is no specific procedure now a days. you can go anytime with your id proof. No pre-booking is required. Caution: i am not aware of... More