Tabuk Sights and Landmarks Guide, Saudi Arabia
Tabuk is another provincial capital of the Tabouk province in Saudi Arabia. Historically, Tabouk is identified with a place where the Islamic invasion took place headed by Islamic leader Muhammad. It is also known as the land of Maydan and Dadan, described in the Bible and the Quran. Tabuk Province has many sights, which includes old monuments and mosques.
Repentance Mosque: Here, Islamic leader Mohammad offered prayer while he was leading the army against the Roman Caesar. In past it was made by mud and bricks with palm tree trunks, but now it has been completely renewed in accordance with the architecture of Madinah Mosque.
Qaa’lat Tabuk: It’s the castle of Ashab Al-Ayka mentioned in the Kuran. The castle has been built before 3500 BC and has been restored many times.
Wadi Dam Rock Art: These are rock inscriptions having different dates according to the chronological time span. The earliest belongs to Paleolithic and latest belongs to the Islamic era. They are both human and animal figures with rich styles like Thamudic Greek and Nabatean.
Rawafa Temple: A building of Nabatean period, was dedicated to a Roman emperor in earlier times. The building is located 115 kilometers from Tabuk in the south west.
Qurayah: Here you will find the famous rock cut grave of Nabatean era. This place is also a village where the main ocupation is agriculture.
Al Khuraiba, a Nabatean era port that was in use till the Birth of Islam and it lies 290 kilometer to the west of Tabouk City.
Qaal’at Al-Muazzam: A palace with stone wall in four linings and a pool called Birkat was considered as the “Pearl of the Hajj caravanserais”.
Qaal’at Al-Akhdhar: It is another railway station on the Levantine road.
Al-Muazzam(No.27) and Al-Akhdhar(No. 30) are two important railway stations. Old Hijaz Railway Station in Town No. 36 is the third largest railway station and is worth seeing. Tabouk is essentially related to the Islamic history as another pious city where Islamic leader Muhammad had lived and is seen more as a revered city after Medina and Mecca.
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