The archaeological site of Jubbah is located 90km (120km by car) northwest of Ha'il
in the Nefud desert, in the north of Saudi Arabia. The site consists of a number of rocks with petroglyphs and rock carvings. It has one of the largest and most diverse collections of petroglyphs in Saudi Arabia.
The rock art of Jubbah dates back thousands of years and provides valuable insights into the prehistoric cultures that once inhabited the region. The engravings depict various scenes, including hunting scenes, animals, human figures, and geometrical patterns. Some of the rock art at Jubbah is believed to be from the Neolithic period, while other pieces date back to the Bronze Age and Iron Age.
The site of Jubbah has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2015. It is considered an important cultural and historical site, shedding light on the ancient civilisations and their artistic expressions in the Arabian Peninsula.
How to get to Jubbah
From Ha'il there are two roads to Jubbah: one across the desert, more picturesque and a second one further north mainly consisting of motorway.
Accomodation is available in Ha'il, which has a number of hotels, bookable via the international booking portals.