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Address: route 375, Al Ula, Saudi Arabia
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Old Al Ula

The tourism authorities did a fantastic job with this village. Gives you the opportunity to walk the narrow alleys our fore fathers did. It actually takes you back in time. Great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael I
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tourism authorities did a fantastic job with this village. Gives you the opportunity to walk the narrow alleys our fore fathers did. It actually takes you back in time. Great ending for a fantastic day in Al Ula

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UAE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017

The old town of Al Ula, namely Al Deerah, is a 2000 years old ghost town now. No one lives there anymore. It gives a spooky feeling if you visit this place after sunset. These mud brick houses of the Old Town of Al Ula are untouched, decaying and collapsing.

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Thank Makshum
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

Very easy place to find and explore, though some places unsafe for children due to falls or nails/glass. Overall very fascinating to see how an entire community lived so close together for so long, shame that sense of community was lost when families moved out and apart. There a watch tower to climb up to get a great view.

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Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Another great 2 hour expedition while visiting mada'in saleh. You definitely need a tour guide for the information and to be able to go in and see one of the houses. Quite interesting history and views. Was a fun maze with kids of all ages and adults.

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Thank Rula A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

I love this place, 700 years old village. Very attractive specially to history lovers . Walking around the village gives you a feel of game of thrones series :)

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Thank Ahmad K
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Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

This is a cite which has to attractions, the fort, and the ancient city. The fort is well preserved and it's possible walk through the narrow paths within. There is also an elevated location where you can see the entire cite from atop.

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Thank Sultan S
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed August 22, 2016

Interesting site when we learn how the human were able to leave in extreme heat with the great architecture that we find in the desert area. Lot of works has been done in this area to rehabilitate the area.

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Thank 507yasminak
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Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Turn back time...we have the to see as what our ancestors had been through...feels good to see this place..............

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Thank Jerramay C
Thailand
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Reviewed June 23, 2016

Oh wow - this place is amazing - just to see how they lived - (until 30 years ago - was still inhabited) Winding streets, houses on top of each other - old stairways still remaining - incredible doors - loads to photograph

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Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the greatest historical attractions in the region. It was forgetting for a long time but since few years became on focus from the government and the tourist. I like the scene of the old town from any high mountain specially in sunset time. My father told me a bad story about the deth of his grandmother... More 

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