Za'abal Castle
Za'abal Castle
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Alipinofw
Manila, Philippines214 contributions
Apr 2021 • Business
I was told this is the only tourist site in the city, and it didn't fail to charm us with its bit of history. true, it's renovated, but I'm just glad to see some real historical structures after almost week shuffling between meetings in Al jouf.

bonus: visit the quaint coffee shop beside the castle for some Arabic treats in the evening.

I didn't have a chance to go up the castle, so I won't comment on the interiors.
Written April 11, 2021
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Breeze
Riffa, Bahrain1,093 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
This is an originally historic Nabataean castle, that was built then and got renovated or re-built later, and kept the region secured for a long time, I had a good look at it from the outside, but unfortunately did not see it from the inside because I was told that climbing up to the castle is a difficult task, I walked around it and had coffee in the adjacent Ta’aleel cafe.
Written March 11, 2022
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tacomaboywa
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia115 contributions
Feb 2019
Great place to visit to see an example of a Castle from the Nebataean Period from the 1st Century BC. The current building was built on top of the original over 200 years ago.
Written February 3, 2019
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Adam G
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia69 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
This historical fort sits atop a large sandstone hill. At the bottom, you can find some slightly renovated mud/adobe homes which give you a glimpse into how the people used to live in this region. Next to the remnants of the village is a charming cafe which has an adjacent garden seating area which affords you a nice vies of the ruins.

A short drive away, you can find the entrance to the hilltop fort which provides a fantastic view of Skaka.
Written December 19, 2017
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Delfin Ramos Federico, Jr
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia668 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
This Castle on the top of the stony mountain is a majestic landmark of this place. It is visible upon entering the town and impossible to miss this place. The castle was maintained and restored well and taking pictures within and around the castle is very commendable. There is a very nice coffee shop at the foot of the mountain where you can relax while enjoy the view. Point to consider in improving this place is preventing bring bottled or canned drinks and foods while entering the vicinity, to prevent the litter of plastics and cans on the floor. The parking for cars is never a problem because it is not always busy as the locals told us. It might interest you also the old Mud Houses ariund the foot of the mountain right along with the coffee house.
Written September 4, 2017
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999PeterK
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia344 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
There is a great view of Sakaka from the Castle, and that's about it. very sparse small castle, the turrets have very small doors and no large windows to view from when inside. A typical fortress, steep steps to gain access. Great place to take pictures of the sunset.
Written October 17, 2014
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mechil
Dammam, Saudi Arabia862 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
This 1000 year old castle is located high vally overlooking the village Sakaka in panoramic views beautiful location and design. Could not get in to inside due to maintenance still taking place.
Written August 19, 2018
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Usama Mabrouck
Cairo, Egypt645 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
It's a poor architecture but it was used as a defensive place over the years , the cure building was built around 400 years ago on the ruins of an old fort which dates back to 900 years ago which is believed to be built on Anbat era in the 1st century
Written May 28, 2017
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Sam Joey
Islamabad, Pakistan2 contributions
Nov 2016 • Friends
Great view of Sakaka city, great place to visit with lots of history also sirsah well which is just 200 m East of the castle, castle is surrounded by old Zaabal village, sirsah well one the ancient wells in the region, a must visit place for anyone coming to Sakaka
Written November 22, 2016
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hytm a
3 contributions
Feb 2016 • Solo
dont care for it at all
quite newly built
had no real cultural or historic significance
a waste of effort and tim
Written February 15, 2016
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