"Turkish History and Ancient Ages" Al `Ula by Manyana

Al `Ula Travel Guide: 42 reviews and 148 photos

History and Ancient Civilizations

- al-Ula history goes back to further than the Ottoman colony. It was ruled by several ancient kingdoms; such as Daidan, Kingdom of Lahyan, Maen State, Nabateans and other.
- Known among it people as the Bride of Mountains.
- Believed that Prophet Mohammed passed by it on his way to Tabuk Battle.
- It was the town of Jamil Buthaina (an ancient Arab poet who went crazy for the cause of love)
- Small town but big for sightseeings.
- Well-known for agriculture and water springs such as al-Adilia, az-Zahra, Sahla, al-Barakah and many other. So it's a good spot for growing palms and fruits trees.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Historically interesting
  • Cons:no entertainment spots
  • In a nutshell:Discovery Channel
  • Last visit to Al `Ula: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated Jun 15, 2005
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2006 at 4:43 PM

    Thanks for taking me on a tour of this distant land!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2006 at 10:06 PM

    A fscinating page. You should tell us more on sand surfing!

  • iwys's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2006 at 4:51 AM

    Great page, great tips. I will be coming back to Saudi again this year, and i will definitely visit here.

  • Oct 22, 2005 at 12:05 AM

    i thought the train was going to create resting places and new sources for the bedouins, and why Saudi didn't reopen it ?? I don't think bedouins will bomb it again :-)

  • DaDrifter's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2005 at 10:33 AM

    Interesting piece of history ... Sand surfing sounds like fun ... nice picture of the hotel entrance :)

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2005 at 2:18 PM

    Such a shame about the trains not running, Would have been a wonderful way to travel through the area. Lovely photos. (~_~)

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