TravelUnveiling the Rich History of Tabuk

Unveiling the Rich History of Tabuk


Tabuk, renowned for its large collection of antiquities and archaeological sites, is one of Saudi Arabia’s untapped treasure troves. Visitors can enjoy oases, valleys, streams, beautiful palm trees, and sandstone columns here. Besides, you can find Wadi Al-Disah, an archaeological neighbourhood having Nabatean tombs’ facades carved on rocks.

How Do I Travel to Tabuk from Dubai?

Flying from Dubai to Tabuk requires 5 hours and 52 minutes. The approximate flying time from Dubai (DXB) to Tabuk (TUU), which is 1892 km, is 5 hours and 35 minutes. It includes a typical layover period of 1 hour and 32 minutes. Flynas Airline, along with other airlines, operates as many as 62 flights per week, with changes in time schedules on weekends and holidays.

In addition to its historical importance, Tabuk is a draw for travellers due to its great diversity and good weather, which makes it an ideal choice for a summer vacation. Residential tourism has grown significantly in Tabuk in recent years. The area has gained a lot of popularity among photography enthusiasts.

Which Is the Best Time to Visit Tabuk?

March, April, October, and November are the ideal months to travel to Tabuk for a simple and enjoyable tour. Such months continue to be relatively cooler, making travel safe in the city. The province has a 5,000-year history.

Both the Bible and the Holy Quran make mention of this ancient country, Madyan. Throughout Tabuk, there are old temples and archaeological sites. As a crucial trade route, the region was of great significance having trains by Hejaz Railway making a significant stop at Tabuk.

1. Tabuk Castle

tabuk castle
Image Resource: (History of Tabuk)

Tabuk Castle is one of the oldest fortresses in this historical city. This historical wonder dates back to 1559 and is home to two exquisite mosques linked by delightful courtyards, lofty watchtowers, and a grand staircase. For many years, pilgrims travelling to Makkah and Madinah would stop at the castle in Tabuk to rest.

Currently, it functions as a museum that showcases a variety of intriguing ancient items from the Ottoman era. The museum also highlights Tabuk’s history, including its ties to numerous illustrious explorers like Evliya Celebi, Ibn Battuta and the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

2. Al Tawba Mosque

Al Tawbah Mosque Tabuk
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Al Tawba Mosque also referred to as “The Prophet’s Mosque,” is one of the most well-known and significant landmarks in Tabuk province. First constructed using mud, bricks, and palm tree trunks, the Ottoman Empire rebuilt the mosque in 1652 and again at the beginning of the twentieth century.

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) offered prayers here, coming to Tabuk for the War of Tabuk, making it one of the oldest mosques worldwide.

3. Shoaib Ruins

This Nabataean-era structure, located in the city of Bida, ranks among the most well-known landmarks in the Tabuk region Prophet Shoaib, who travelled to Madian, has been linked to the region. The structures are constructed similarly to those in Madain Saleh, close to Al-Ula.

4. Jabal Al Lawz

The canyon is named “Mount Almond”, with the western part of Tabuk City having several almond trees. Tourists regard it as a significant tourist destination, particularly in the cooler months when it is capped with snow. Along with the oldest and most Islamic inscriptions, the region also has rock art from around 10,000 BC.

5. Al Souq Castle

Al-Souq Castle, among the historic Ottoman forts on the Egyptian holy route, was constructed in 1859. Since then, it has undergone an extensive restoration to serve as the Alwajh Museum. The castle is situated on a hill that rises more than 50 metres. It was built to keep the city safe from outside threats.

6. King Abdulaziz Castle

The fort, built in 1933, is regarded as one of the principal Diba castles in the Tabuk region The limestone structure was constructed on a tall hill to resemble nearby castles. It has recently undergone restoration and conversion into a travel destination.

Historical relics show that the area was home to numerous civilizations, including the Arameans, Thamud, and Nabataeans. You can see the artefacts exhibited, revealing the oldest civilization’s habitation in the northern part of the Kingdom, dating back several centuries BC. Mesopotamia and the Taima region are related historically.

The Nabataeans, Edomites, Medinians, and various Islamic peoples, such as the Ottomans and Mamluks, are among the significant ancient cultures discovered in the Tabuk region.

It is time that you book your cheap flight tickets in advance to fly with Flynas Airline to explore and learn the history of Tabuk.

Trisha Oberoi
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