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Mada'in Saleh

Al Ula, Saudi Arabia
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Amazing place!!

I have been trying to get into KSA for a while now and the main reason was this site. It did not... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
so quiet and beautiful

go see this when you are "close" , meaning wthin one day driving, or fly there, it's worth the... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
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16 May 2017
“Amazing place!!”
14 May 2017
“so quiet and beautiful”
Al Ula, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

I have been trying to get into KSA for a while now and the main reason was this site. It did not disappoint. If you have been to Petra in Jordan it will all seem somewhat familiar yet a bit different. Of course the best...More

Thank DRNJ1960
Reviewed 14 May 2017

go see this when you are "close" , meaning wthin one day driving, or fly there, it's worth the effort

Thank villapaard
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This park is a hidden gem. It is an extension of the Nabatean civilization; people that built Petra in Jordan. The site is untouched and secure. There are no waiting in line or lots of tourists. I highly recommend visiting if ever in the kingdom

Thank Michael I
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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...More

Thank alanpcoleman
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank Elliot W
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...More

Thank Fahad S
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...More

Thank Makshum
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...More

1  Thank richfng
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...More

Thank Mohamed Ricshan A
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...More

Thank susiethefloosie
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Assalamu Alaikum, One quick question about permit before visiting Mada'en Saleh. What is the procedure to get permit? We are travelling next week. In sha allah. Regards, Mohammed Anas
18 December 2016|
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Response from omrania | Reviewed this property |
Waalaikum Mussalam, Sorry for the delayed reply, I only noticed today. no need of any permission, they just let us in with our car, but some other people they checked their ID,
Dear Friend, do we need a prior permit to visit this place? I'm a Saudi Iqama holder by the way. Please advise on the visiting procedure. Many Thanks.
4 September 2016|
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Response from Sebmack | Reviewed this property |
My hotel organised it with the room rental. It didn't take as long but pls book ahead and check.