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Explore the beautiful landscape and authentic history in Tabuk

اكتشف تبوك موطن الطبيعة الخلابة والتاريخ العريق

25 DEC 2019


Source: Hana Al-Alwani

Tabuk combines the charm of the desert and the beauty of beaches. It also combines a present and all its advancements with an ancient history that tells a story about the region’s rich past. In addition to the announcement of local megaprojects like NEOM and Amaala, the history of Tabuk is yet another attraction that makes the area a must-visit part of the Kingdom. Click here to know about the historical places in Tabuk, and make sure you reserve some time to enjoy Tabuk beaches and visit the Georgios G ship and Catalina wreck. To find a hotel in Tabuk click here. 


Historical monuments indicate that the region was inhabited by many civilizations such as the Thamud, Arameans, and Nabataeans. Antiquities discovered in the area have also proven that ancient man lived in the northern region of the Kingdom several centuries BC. Historians have linked the area of Taima to Mesopotamia. Among the important historical civilizations documented in the Tabuk region are the Nabataeans, Medinians, Edomites and various Islamic civilizations including the Mamluks and Ottomans.

Tabuk is distinguished by its pristine beaches, numerous islands and Red Sea coral. It is also known for its green land, mountains, hills and rock formations. It goes without saying that Tabuk is a prime location for tourists.

Shoaib Ruins (click here)

This is one of the most famous monuments in Tabuk region, located in the city of Bida and dating back to the Nabataean era. The area has been associated with Prophet Shoaib (peace be upon him) who was sent to Madian. The buildings are carved in the same style as those located in Madain Saleh, near Al-Ula.

Haddaj Well (click here)

The well was built during the era of Babylonian King Nabonidus and dates back to the first millennium BC. Hadaj Well is located in Taima and considered one of the most famous wells in Saudi Arabia.

Jabal AL-Louz (click here)

The name of this mountain is loosely translated as “Mount Almond” after the almond trees located towards the west of Tabuk city. It is considered a major tourist attraction, especially in winter when it is covered with snow. The area also has rock art that dates back to about 10,000 BC in addition to ancient and Islamic inscriptions, for more about Al-Louz Mountain click here.

Disa Mountains (click here)

These mountains are characterized by their distinctive shapes which have been shaped by water and air. They are made from sandstones that have formed a diverse selection of columns. The area is home to the Disa Valley with its many springs. Visitors can also find several Thamudic and Nabataean inscriptions and enjoy an adventure at Tayeb Ism Valley.

Al-Najim Souk (click here)

This public market dates back more than 200 years. Located at the heart of Taima and near the Hadaj Well, the souk has many different heritage and historical buildings.

Al Souq Castle (click here)

One of the ancient Ottoman forts located on the Egyptian pilgrimage route, Al-Souq Castle was built in 1859 and has now been completely restored to become the Alwajh Museum. The castle is located on a hill over 50 meters high. It was constructed to protect the city from its enemies.

King Abdulaziz Castle (click here)

Built in 1933, this fort is considered one of the main Diba castles located in Tabuk region. The castle was constructed from limestone on a high hill to mirror other forts in the region. It was recently restored and transformed into a tourist attraction.

The Great Wall (click here)

This great wall surrounds Taima from three sides: west, south and east. It is more than 10 kilometers long and constructed from stones, bricks and mud; it varies in height from two to 10 meters and dates back to the sixth century BC.

Hamra Palace (click here)

Located on the northwestern side of Taima, Hamra Palace dates back to the fifth century BC. What is left of the palace are the ruins of a huge stone building where many Aramaic, Thamudic and Nabataean inscriptions and writings can be found. Visitors can also visit a temple and an obelisk with Aramaic calligraphy.