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Mada'in Saleh

Very beautiful place which will give you an idea how people in the past was thinking about eternal... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Exploring History

I actually visited in 2009 with my famil and a friend and his family. No doubt, it is a great... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

Very beautiful place which will give you an idea how people in the past was thinking about eternal life by creating this large cemeteries. I advise everyone is thinking to visit this place to go in the winter because the weather there is more beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Hamza_ayash
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

I actually visited in 2009 with my famil and a friend and his family. No doubt, it is a great historical place and one really gets impressed by the architecture of Nabateans. The only issue is that KSA Government is not promoting these heritage sites....More

Date of experience: June 2017
8  Thank Raja_Porus_300
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

A must visit place while you are in Saudi Arabia. We actually visited the place back in Nov. 2016, but just got the chance to write a review now. The site is currently closed for development purposes with undecided date of reopening, so we were...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Danang P
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Mada'in Saleh is one of those sites that capture your attention and engulf your memory! By visiting the site you travel through eras starting from pre Nabateans civilizations reaching to the last century Ottoman Empire. With all their history, engineering capability and glamour. I was...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank P7687WNmohammada
Reviewed 8 March 2018

The opportunity to be able to travel to Saudi Arabia is certainly not like a trip to other parts of the world. The process for getting tourist visas, a long journey from the USA, guides, etc...this is not a journey like going to the Grand...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Joepure
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Mada'in Saleh is truly amazing. The site is the Southern-most (known) city of the Nabataean people and complements the Northern site of Petra. As I understand it, some of the most significant findings of the Nabataeans come from the site in Saudi Arabia because the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
5  Thank jas0nps
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We recently visited this incredible place. We all felt that it was better than Petra to visit, very few people know of its existence, so no crowds, and a very dispersed site. The Hijaz station on this heritage site was such a bonus. If you...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank 689brettf
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Its a amazing trip. I am from Jeddah and it was a 2 day trip. From Jeddah its around 700km and it took 7 hrs. with out stops. Amazing roads after Yanbu, specially with out radars. Try to travel day time doe to two way...More

Date of experience: December 2017
6  Thank Yasir H
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This place should be on everyone's bucket list! It was huge and basically empty when we went during the week. If you can go during the week, do it!

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank lovetogetawayoften
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

The Nabatean ruins of Mada’in Saleh are amazing. There are no big crowds. It is truly a personalized experience. Every tomb is so beautiful and well preserved. The whole site is simply breathtaking. I would definitely recommend the visit to anyone traveling through Saudi Arabia.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank mwilson925
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Response from Hamza_ayash | Reviewed this property |
You have to connect one of the hotels there in Al-Ula and ask them like Madakhil camp.
9 April 2018|
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Response from mwilson925 | Reviewed this property |
The people of Al Ula are very kind, friendly, and open to diversity. I am an American woman and had no problem visiting the sites. I would definitely recommend a package with a private tour to get the full experience. The... More
7 March 2018|
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Response from Mark B | Reviewed this property |
I booked through the camp site I stayed. They took care of everything, paid a little more but well worth the money spent.