Dhee Ayn

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Elisabeth E
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia302 contributions
Beautiful - especially at night
Dec 2020
Beautiful village in the mountains of Al Baha. It's not clear when it was built. The residents claim that the Ottomans were never able to take it. At night, it lights up beautifully. It poured when we went which added another angle. The stonework is unusual. Getting to Dhee Ain is extremely dangerous through multiple mountains and switchbacks. Trucks frequently lose their brakes.
Written January 4, 2021
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Peter A
Bahrain14 contributions
Hidden gem
Sep 2019
Saudi Arabia has only recently rediscovered its cultural heritage. But now they are investing heavily in preserving the many wonderful and valuable sites. Dhee Ayn is one of these. Hidden in the mountains near Baha, the site has been restored and is open to visitors. The facilities were not completely finished at the time of our visit, but you can roam around the village in peace and admire the traditional building style setting.
Written February 29, 2020
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Saqib
Taif, Saudi Arabia196 contributions
A beautiful, historic location!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Dhee Ayn known as the 'Marble village' was one of the places that I wanted to visit for quite a while and it definitely lived up to my expectations.

This place is brimming with culture, history and heritage and for the most part, it has been very well maintained. Everything is very different to other buildings and landmarks I have seen in Saudi Arabia.

We managed to make our way to the top which took about 45 minutes or so. It is very safe to walk up as their are a lot of steps and some of the doors to the rooms were also open so we were able to go and have a look inside (of course it was dark) but the rooms we did see were quite small.

Their are also many rooftops which you can access and each one offers amazing views of both the mountains and the entire surrounding area.

Overall, a beautiful place with amazing views and a lot of history.
Written January 4, 2020
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ricshanshibly1986
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia1,252 contributions
Must visit place in Al Baha
Dec 2018 • Couples
Thy Ayn known as "marble village" located 30kms from Al Baha city towards Mikhwah road (after passing 25 tunnels). Lovely place. Amazing building structure. You need half day to cover this place. Opening time is 7am to 7pm. But better to be there around 4pm, if not you will not cover whole place. Entrance fee is SR 10/- (above 12yrs)
Written December 30, 2018
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Scott R
Vancouver Island, Canada297 contributions
Amazing to read of this after 35 years! In the day it was fantastic!
Dec 2017 • Couples
I first visited the village in 1985 not long after it was abandoned - there were still calendars on walls in houses that pointed to the month the families had left (part of a government initiative that moved villagers who were in places where roads would not be built for a period of time, if ever. To get there you had to take the camel trail from the top and it was full day down and up, but an amazing experience (lots of baboons along the trail that got a little worrying at times as they came close to check you out). At teh time the only "road" down the escarpment was a gravel track that started near Biljushie that was hair raising, but fun - a real test to brakes! I would drive it to meet friends to scuba dive along the coast or to access the coast highway as a faster way to get to Jizan and Abha than driving on the top of the escarpment. As I was there, the "new" road was being built by a German firm. I would drive sections of it with some of the guys on the building crew and for a while, we could also drive it before it was officially opened.
Written November 6, 2018
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Jovial D
769 contributions
A superb place to spend a day
Dec 2017 • Family
Start of pretty early to avoid traffic. the drive to Dhee Ayn is really enjoyable with its tunnels and bridges. The air is crisp and fresh too. Once at the village, you would be able to walk up to the highest point in the castle. its a model of the houses of yesteryears, but better to walk into a model house as opposed to walking in to crumbly ruins. After the climb, descend down to the plantation below, followed by barbeque at the designated areas with their own parking lots. One can spend the whole day here. the play area for children is well maintained too.
Written December 30, 2017
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stonewithnomoss
Duhok, Iraq918 contributions
KSA "must see"
Oct 2017 • Friends
I would rank this place just slightly under Madain Saleh in terms of interest and beauty. After you go down the road from Al Baha city toward Tihama you will find this place on the left at the bottom of the mountains. It is located on a natural oasis that is an incredible green, lush spot in the stark dry mountains around it. Then on a small hill behind the oasis rises the village made of stone that has been restored excellently. It is all a museum these days and you can walk all around it. One of the best places I have visited in the Kingdom - well done KSA on historic preservation!
Written October 6, 2017
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adamgB2040YJ
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia69 contributions
A beautifully restored old village
Jun 2016 • Business
This granite village is found a short drive from Al Baha, and is worth the trip. since I last visited the village, there have been many changes like the building of restaurants and facilities to serve the visitors which were not available before. You can take a short stop off or plan a whole afternoon walking around the area and exploring the old houses and surroundings.
Written March 14, 2017
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LauraAl-Albani
Mecca, Saudi Arabia97 contributions
Go back in time at Dhee Ayn!
Jan 2017 • Couples
A beautiful and scenic drive mountain drive from Al Baha to the village of Dhee Ayn. Dhee Ayn is a UNESCO World Heritage site. A 400 year old village built on on hilltop, surrounded by palm trees and waterfalls. A wonderful excursion for history buffs,
Written February 16, 2017
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Jojie C
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia17 contributions
PERFECT
Jan 2017 • Family
This should be listed in UNESCO heritage site for its unique stone houses. Youll be amazed .how ancient people build those stone houses on the mountain
Written January 16, 2017
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