Ushaiger Village Tour

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Ushaiqer Heritage Village, 50, Ushaiqer Saudi Arabia
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Duration

6 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

15 people

Languages

Arabic, English

About this tour

Ushaiger Village Tour – Hidden in the heart of the Najd, an oasis-dotted region 200km northwest of Riyadh, Ushaiger Heritage Village provides a glimpse of a slow-paced Saudi society of old.

Bedouins first settled here 1,500 years ago and Ushaiger quickly became a popular stopping point for pilgrims crossing to Makkah, thanks to its springs and low-brimmed olive and palm groves. But far from being a dusty, deserted museum piece, Ushaiger – which, in a naming quirk, means ‘little blonde’ to reflect the nearby red mountain that looms over the yellow mud houses – still has a small community of residents, making use of its schools, shops and mosques. To walk its narrow lanes is to enter a living museum, draped with traces of an ancient way of life.

Encased in thick walls, Ushaiger is a labyrinth of winding alleyways, shaded pathways and timber-framed walkways, crossing between hundreds of mud houses. The village is divided into districts and bisected by groves of palm trees, and includes a cluster of beautifully renovated houses. These offer a stunning example of Najdi architecture, with its distinctive triangular windows and roofs, and ornately carved wooden doors. Some still bear the names of the families who lived there.

Highlights

  • We will pass on a road by AlQassab salted flats and sand dunes, see camels and enjoy the magical desert.
  • Watching Riyadh Milestones on the way
  • The Lake.
  • Heritage Town
  • Helwah Market
  • Shaqra Museum
  • Shaqra Documentary Library

Included/Excluded

  • English Speaker Tour Guide / Driver.
  • Pick up from hotel accommodation.
  • A/C vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Water and Soft Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Coffee or Tea on the way
  • Tips
  • Any extra fees

Languages

Arabic
English

Tour-Type

Tour

Tour's Location

Ushaiqer Heritage Village, 50, Ushaiqer Saudi Arabia
From: SAR900

Owner

riyadhtrips

Member Since 2023

Information Contact

Email

info@riyadhtrips.com

Website

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Phone

+966562234171

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