Hegra, also known as Mada'in Salih, is the main tourist attraction in Al Ula. The archaeological site is spread over an area of about 4km x 5km in the desert and is located about 20km north of the city of Al Ula. To access the site, tourists have to book a two hours tour on the Experience Al Ula website. During these two hours visitors are brought to four locations in the archaeological area, where they see mainly tombs carved in the rock.
What is visible today are the ruins of the ancient Nabatean city, which was set up in the 1st century AD. Hegra prospered for two centuries as a trade centre, then declined.
01 Handicraft pavilion waiting area 02 Tourists in Jabal al Ahmar 03 Jabal al Ahmar 04 Jabal al Ahmar 05 Jabal al Ahmar
06 Jabal al Ahmar 07 Jabal al Ahmar 08 Jabal al Ahmar 09 Jabal al Ahmar
10 Jabal al Ahmar 11 Rock tombe near Jabal al Ahmar 12 Rock tombe near Jabal al Ahmar 13 Rock tombe near Jabal al Ahmar 14 Qasr Al Farid
15 Qasr Al Farid 16 Qasr Al Farid 17 Qasr Al Farid 18 Qasr Al Farid 19 Qasr Al Farid
20 Qasr Al Farid 21 Nabatean tomb in Qasr Al Bint 22 Nabatean tomb in Qasr Al Bint 23 Qasr Al Bint 24 Nabatean tomb in Qasr Al Bint 25 Qasr Al Bint
26 Qasr Al Bint 27 Qasr Al Bint tomb interior 28 Qasr Al Bint tomb interior
29 Qasr Al Bint 30 Qasr Al Bint 31 Qasr Al Bint
32 Qasr Al Bint tomb interior 33 Qasr Al Bint tomb interior 34 Qasr Al Bint tomb interior 35 Qasr Al Bint tomb interior 36 Qasr Al Bint
37 Qasr Al Bint 38 Nabatean tomb in Qasr Al Bint 39 Qasr Al Bint 40 Nabatean tomb in Qasr Al Bint
41 Jabal Ithlib 42 Jabal Ithlib 43 Jabal Ithlib 44 Jabal Ithlib
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