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Address: Al Ula, Medina, Saudi Arabia
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+966 14 884 6464

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Amazing site

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... read more

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 Ula and he explained almost every detail of the site. If you go by yourself... More 

Thank isagarcas
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 is there is in Arabic and sun bleached, so read up in advance. Take lots... More 

Thank alanpcoleman
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 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 away. Wear a very comfortable shoes or hiking shoes also

1 Thank sharon a
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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98 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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 speechless as you go through each and every carved rocks in the protected area. It... More 

1 Thank Riyadhventourista
Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
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117 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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, reached mid afternoon and there was no checking and no one stopped us or any... More 

2 Thank Joyston J
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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. As we were having a look around this ancient marvel, we stumbled into a group... More 

Thank chrisLiverton
Cairo, Egypt
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85 reviews
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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 Tabuk road and then head west on the road 20 km north of Khyber .... More 

Thank Usama M
Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

You might be one of a handful of people visiting this remote place at one time...certainly not the huge Petra crowds arriving by the busload. The shame is seeing the graffitti on these tombs. I was horrified that this site was not protected from vandals. Be aware you need permission in advance (a written permit) before coming here.

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