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Mada'in Saleh

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Address: Al Ula, Saudi Arabia
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Madaien Saleh is a place which is an attraction to people who are interested in natiral rock formations

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
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Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Madaien Saleh is a place which is an attraction to people who are interested in natiral rock formations

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We visited Medain Saleh earlier this month and it was absolutely fantastic. Lots to see and learn about but I highly recommend getting a guide to take you around. The weather was quite chilly compared to the rest of Saudi Arabia during this time of year so bring warm clothes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

It was good experience, Site is completely secure, on entrance you would find police, which checks the Iqama and then let you in. Its a good place from Archaeological point of view. You should try to visit it in evening before sunset , at that time the mountains gives very cool look of pinkish and golden color. Even way to... More 

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Outstanding historical site. I’d would love to visit this historical site again. Before my visit, I saw many pictures of Mada'in Saleh but they were not even close to the impression I had after spending two days walking around and going inside this historical site.

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Bahrain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

One of the must visit place in saudi arabia, 350km from Madinah Al munavara. 22 km from Al Ula domestic airport. Madain Saleh is first UNESCO idintified site in saudi arabia. if you are driving a car from madinah dont go alone, the drive is realy memorable as if you are driving in the moon. hotels are rare and expensive.... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I visited back in April for a quick weekend trip from Kuwait. It does take about 4 hrs to drive, and if like me you are a single female traveller you will of course incur the expense of a driver. Don't let this put you off. My guide Khaled who I found via aviator guides was probably the best guide... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The people of madian Saleh was migrated from Petra Jordan to Madian Saleh in 100 B.C and they lived there until 67 A.D they were called Thamudians and they were very smart and intelligent people they feel where the water is in desert. They were charge to each caravan those who migrate from Petra to Hejaz and they provide them... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Madain Saleh is a Unisco registered historical cite. The tombs are fascinating to see as they are dug into mountains, and have lots of decoration. The cite is huge, but well organized by the government and there are lots of signage and information around it. There is also a small museum near the info center that displays artifacts related the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Like petra (same people) but different from it. More tombs and much much much less people. Probably the best thing to do in saudi (red sea diving apart). The whole area is really pleasant and totally tourist free.

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Extraordinary site with lot of archeology features, area where the Taamud people were leaving at the time of the Nabateans need to take 2 days to visit all the site. Town of the Arabic Prophet Saleh, This area got a malediction from God according the book.

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