Al-Ula (Hegra Tour)​

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Daily Tour

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2 people



About this tour

Mada’in Salih (Al-Hijr)​ – Mada’in Salih, also known as Al-Hijr, is an ancient archaeological site . It is a significant historical site that showcases the architectural and cultural achievements of the Nabatean civilization, similar to the more famous city of Petra in Jordan. Mada’in Salih was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008 due to its historical and cultural importance.
Key features of Mada’in Salih include rock-cut tombs, elaborately carved facades, inscriptions, and other architectural remnants that offer insights into the Nabatean way of life. The Nabateans were an ancient Arab people who established a trading empire in the first century BCE, and their ability to harness and manage water resources in desert regions allowed them to create settlements in areas that were otherwise inhospitable.


The site contains around 130 tombs, some of which are adorned with intricate carvings and inscriptions. These carvings often depict deities, animals, and various symbols, shedding light on the religious and cultural practices of the Nabateans. The Nabatean language is closely related to Arabic and Aramaic, and many of the inscriptions found at Mada’in Salih are written in this ancient script.


Mada’in Salih served as an important stopping point along the trade routes that connected the Arabian Peninsula, the Levant, and other regions. The Nabateans utilized their expertise in water management to create agricultural terraces and settle in these arid areas.
Due to its historical significance, Mada’in Salih attracts tourists, researchers, and history enthusiasts from around the world. However, access to the site may be subject to local regulations and conditions. It’s important to verify the latest information before planning a visit.


* Free Parking at Winter Park, Parking is not permitted at the Hegra Heritage sites.
* Guests will need to be at Winter Park one hour before the booking time to take the bus to Hegra.


* Late arrival will result in being denied entry and you will need to purchase a new ticket.
* Please arrive at Winter Park one hour before your booking time to allow time for entrance formalities.
* Buses from Winter Park will depart to Hegra 45 minutes before your booked time.
We are working hard to protect the heritage sites from any accidental or unintended damage to preserve them for future generations, this tour does not include entry to any of the tombs and you can only visit and see them from outside.


  • Entrance to Hegra - UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore Jabal Ithlib and Jabal AlBanat.
  • Tomb of Lihyan son of Kuza
  • Visit Jabal AlAhmar and Jabal Alkhuraymat.
  • Handcraft Pavilion


  • English speaker tour guide
  • entrance fees
  • snacks and bottled water
  • 4x4 A\C vehicle
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses





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