Al Hijr or Madain Saleh is an ancient pre-Islamic archeological site in Saudi Arabia. It was the land of Thamud; in the Wadi Al Qura" ,Valley of Villages," lying between Madina and Tabuk. Al Hijr is also known as Madain ;Saleh, the Saleh village .The site was mentioned in Torah (the old statement) of the Holy Bible, and the Holy; Quran with reference to Prophet Saleh (PBUH)The Holy Quran stated that, the people of Thamud had met their doom because they refused the call of Prophet Saleh to obey God‵s Will after they slaughtered the she-camel; that was sent to them as a divine sign from God. ... *Visit Old railway station in Madain Saleh: The 1,300 km long Hejaz Railway was a 1,050 mm gauge railway that ran from Damascus to Medina, through the Hejaz region of Saudi Arabia. Hejaz means barrier in Arabic and refers to the mountainous area located in the northern part of the Sarawat Mountains. The region runs parallel to the Red Sea and extends from Aqaba to the Holy City of Makkah. Construction of the railway was funded entirely by subscriptions, starting in 1901, from Muslims throughout the world. **Visit Qusr Al Bint (Al Bint Palace): Outside Qusr Al Bint there are painted whales in triangular forms, representing as tomb‵s guard. It is a significant example of the influence of Greek art on the Nabataeans. The construction of the tomb is halted midway, which helps us to identify the techniques of tomb‵s construction. The construction starts from the top going to the bottom. Flowers on its entrance and the other ones depict decorated plates used in religious ceremonies, indicating that these buildings contained graves. *Visit Al Diwan, Madain Saleh: In the middle of the Jebel Ithlib is a natural slit that measures 40 m (131 feet), called the Siq, after a similar corridor at Petra. At its entrance, to the right, is a square chamber containing three stone benches that served as a triclinium for sacred feasts. Today, the chamber is known as al-Diwan (court). Its large entrance suggests that the feasts extended into the open space before it. This photograph is made from 182 individual photographs taken with the Canon G11 camera. The original photograph is 1980 megabytes and 710 megapixels. **Visit Al Jabal Ithlib: The Ithlib stands lofty on the north-eastern horizon. It is surrounded by vast space. Just as in Petra in Jordan, this area has a narrow ally called Al Seeq. A large open hall was craved inside the rock which is called the Divan that is surrounded by two columns and some stone terraces in the internal three walls. According to the explorer Charles Doughty (1888 AD), there was a threshold in the palace that has fallen down with the extension of the ceiling. also this room is pleasant and cool, because the north facing facades allow no direct sun rays to fall into them, and the cool air always fills the space and there is a deep sense of peace and calm in the tomb which makes it gravely solemn." He said. Climbing on Jabal Ithlib allows a stunning view of Madain Saleh. **Visit Nabataeans built Al Hijr the Nabataeans were the first inhabitants who settled in Al Hijr, Madain Saleh, and hence were the original builders of it. the Nabataeans had originated from the Arabian Peninsula. Historian Dedor Al Saqali states that, the Nabataeans were a nomadic shepherd tribe, who did not know the art of Agriculture. The people had no sedentary life nor did they drink alcohol and that their land was mostly rocky and rugged, unfit for a sedentary life. It is known that the Nabataeans had founded a large kingdom extending from their capital Petra (Sila) in the north, to Madain Saleh in the south. The oldest evidence of the existence of Nabataeans dates back to the ninth century BC. When they decided to take control of the ancient trade route , they founded their trading capital Al Hijr. According to Nabataeans inscriptions found in the Madain Saleh, we can determine the age of the Kingdom **Visit Al Qusr Al Fareed: Al Qusr Al Fareed is one of the most famed Nabatean tombs in Al Hijr and most beautiful. It is featured with a very large facade facing to the north. It is called Al Fareed, because it is standing alone on an independent mass of rock, also because of the difference of its large facade compared to other tombs in Madain Saleh for accuracy sculpture and beauty. Despite this, the overall sculpture is incomplete. The palace was built for someone called Hayan bin Koza. It is worth mentioning that eating, drinking and sleeping is forbidden in Madain Saleh The restored Al Hijaz Railway station building is just 6 kilometers north of the site **Visit Al Kheremat : part of Qusr Al Sani comprised several holes into which corpses were laid, and sacrifices offered. There are twenty graves in good condition, but in fact most of the graves are in good situation in Madain Saleh. The site includes inscriptions indicating several generations of culture derived from Kush and Egypt ancient civilizations. The inscriptions illustrate several shapes including a lion body with wings and human heads in addition to shapes that look like roses drawn on a bowl perhaps used in funeral ceremonies. Al Kheremat also includes a number of houses built of mud in addition to Nabatean water well. It is one of the best preserved tombs in the Madain Saleh. There are many symbols that appear to be linked to generations of the cultural imagery borrowed from the Egyptians and Ethiopians. Statuettes of winged lions with human heads and forms of flowers painted on a bowl used in rituals associated with funerals testify to this. Al Kheremat houses were built of mud as well as they contained water well. **Visit Qusr Al Sani and Al Sane tomb: It represents an introduction to the key elements of the style of the Nabatean tombs. It has a great interface, with five figures of components, and the inscriptions at the top of the door and the niches into which the dead bodies were placed. Qusr Al Sani formed of its great front and two shapes comprising five steps and inscriptions on the top of its gate, it is some sort of a tomb however it is not so much an exciting place but it forms an indication to key elements of Nabataea grave style.
Description of the Tour: Edge of the World, located in Riyadh, is a popular destination for trekkers, mountaineers, mountain bikers, and campers. One would easily be amazed with the great shapes and texture of mountainous rocks surrounded by desert sand dunes. While positioned on the cliff‵s edge, you‵ll get that feeling of standing at the edge of the world. Plenty of light here... polarizer or ND filters are of much help. Our last stop is the King Abdulaziz Tree where the King used to rest during visits to Uyainah village.Wa stop at each cliffs 15 to 20 minutes. ... First choice: Maximum participants: 06 – 10 persons Trip duration: 06 Hours Rate per person 450 SAR or US$ 123 Second choice: Maximum participants: 10 – 20 persons Trip duration: 06 Hours Rate per person 425 SAR or US$ 116 3rd choice : Maxim participants : 4 – 5 persons Trip duration 6 hours Rate per person SAR 675 or US$ 183 The offer includes the following: 1: The above rates are applicable for Edge of the world Tour only. 2-Trasportation 4x4 vehicles with drivers 3-Tourist Guide 4-Enjoy a welcoming aromatic Saudi Coffee,Dates water ,Snacks and juices. Trip itinerary Summer timing: Trip duration: approximately 6 hours. 07:30 Am: Pick-up time 07:45 AM: Drive towrds the site 09:45 AM: Estimated arrival time at the Edge of the World site 12:45 PM: starti ng Drive back to Riyadh. 14:30 pm: Estimated arrival time in Riyadh at the pick-up point. Pick-up/drop-off point – exit 9 Granada Mall or exit 5 Tala Mall or any hotel. Special advice: We recommend bringing sturdy walking shoes for this trip and casual dress and camera. Its winter and the weather is cold so we recommend you to bring jacket as well. Note: if the group less than 4 pax , will pay the price of 5 pax.
The Rub‵ al Khali desert ("the Empty Quarter") is the largest contiguous sand desert (erg) in the world, encompassing most of the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula. The desert covers some 650,000 km2 (250,000 sq mi) (the area of long. 44°30‵-56°30‵E, and lat. 16°30‵-23°00‵N) including parts of Saudi Arabia, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. It is part of the larger Arabian Desert. The desert is 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) long, and 500 kilometres (310 mi) wide. Its surface elevation varies from 800 metres (2,600 ft) in the southwest to around sea level in the northeast. ... Desert is a spectacular combination of the harsh Arabian way of life as well as modern culture and habits; it is the unspoiled nature and culture that maintains the authentic Arabian heritage. Empty Quarter is so different experience than any other desert you may have experienced. Explore the undiscovered land; view a charming desert sunset, learn to make Bedouin coffee and Al-Jamri bread baked on sand dunes under a stunning blanket of stars. Blow your mind cruising one of the largest sand dunes in the world with desert experts, and experience a journey of a life time which will leave you with pleasurable memories forever.
It is called the City of Roses, as you can smell the fragrance of roses from neighboring orchards. Famous for its salubrious climate, scenic beauty and variety of fruits that attract tourists from the rest of the Arabian Peninsula, Taif also has a very old history. To enjoy a beautiful short holiday, or to spend an unforgettable weekend, visit the ruins of the Taif historical wall where you will appreciate the ancient architecture of Al Hijaz. To travel through time, dont forget to visit the Okaz Museum, the National Museum, and the Shubra Museum. For a longer vacation, you can drive by car to Makkah through Hada road and enjoy the unprecedented magnificent views on your way there.
... Day Time Particulars Day 1 09:30 PM 09:30 Pm arrival to Taif in the evening transfer to Ramada Hada hotel and Suites Day 2 9:00 AM 9:00 AM breakfast at the hotel and check out and drive to city Tour of Taif 08:30 During City Tour we visit the following places of interest: Al Koaa Mosque and Al Lasab Dam Al Katib and Kaaki house Al Gadee Factory where they distill roses to produce rose water and oil (the oldest roses factory in Taif) 12:30 PM Lunch 13:30 PM Al Hada and Al Shifa Mountain stop at roses farm Bin Abbas Mosque and city center souk Taif watanee Museum and historical wall Cable car 07:30 PM 07:30 pm dinner at the restaurant 08:30 PM Transfer to Taif Airport to depart to Riyadh or Transfer by Road to Jeddah
Discover The Joy of the hospitality Al Qassim Tour Description: commercial city located on a wide plateau descend from west to East at slight rate. It is located specifically at the end of Najd area almost in the Centre of the Qassim region. Buraidah is surrounded as group of hills and sandy Uplands including some lowland, which is Very fertile agricultural land because of easy of extraction of water from its interior covered with A layer of rock limestone and Gypsum. From here begins the diversity that surprises you and attract you to discover its beauty and to satisfy Your aspiration about its history and culture just rush to visit the and the experience becomes the Most beautiful when visiting the city of dates and enjoying watching crafts market and go to Buraidah
... Museum to see the most beautiful antiques and wonderful collectibles and do not miss the opportunity To tour the farms and orchards in the beautiful countryside of Buraidah near the city of Buraidah in the South you must be attracted by the old farm of Al Sabbakh which are characterized palm trees and diverse crops. Program Title : Discover the Joy of the hospitality Al Qassim Tour Places of interest to visit: Al-Msowkaf market Al- bassam heritage house Alhmmdan House Alribiai casel Alsibail cave Dar Unaizah for folklore Al-Methnib Traditional Village Al-Husayani Heritage House Khartam park Cattle market
The ‵Asir Region (or ‵Aseer, Arabic: ????? ?Asir) is a region of Saudi Arabia located in the southwest of the country that is named after the ?Asir tribe. It has an area of 76,693 square kilometres (29,611 sq mi) and an estimated population of 1,913,392. It shares a short border with Yemen. ... The capital of the Asir Region is Abha. Other towns include Khamis Mushait, Bisha and Bareq. The regional governor is Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (appointed 16 May 2007), a son of King Khalid of Saudi Arabia. He replaced his cousin, Khalid bin Faisal Al Saud, who was made governor of Makkah Region the same day.
Ha‵il, also spelled Hail, Ha‵yel, or Hayil, is a city in north-western Saudi Arabia. It is the capital of Ha‵il Region. The city has a population of 400,000.Ha‵il is largely agricultural, with significant grain, date, and fruit production. A large percentage of the kingdom‵s wheat production comes from Ha‵il Region, where the area to the northeast, 60 to 100 km (37 to 62 miles) away, consists of irrigated gardens. ... Historically Ha‵il derived its wealth from being on the camel caravan route of the Hajj. Ha‵il is well known by the generosity of its people in Saudi Arabia and the Arab world as it is the place where Hatim al-Tai lived. It is also the homeland of the Al Rashid family, historical rivals to the Al-Sauds.