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Tabuk is one of the favorite spots for tourists as there are plenty of attractions, historical and tourist places to visit in this region.
What is the best time to go?
Generally, tourists love to visit Tabuk during winter as this is the area known for snowfall. In the summer, the temperature goes too high that makes it not so friendly destination for tourists.
Castle of Tabuk
Tabuk was once a summer resort of the Roman Empires. Thereby there are many attractions to visit, things to do and historical tourist places in Tabuk which date back to the Roman era, and one such fascinating building is the Castle of Tabuk.
The castle is an old one, history declares that it was built in 3500 BC. A must to visit isn’t it?
- Tabuk Castle Location.
- Tabuk Castle Timing: 8 am to 8 pm.
Tabuk Tourist Sights
Tabuk Tourist Sights is a museum that contains heritage collections from the lives of the people of the region. It is a beautiful and distinctive tourist spot which you can visit just after Tabuk Castle.
- Tabuk Tourist Sights Location.
- Tabuk Tourist Sights Timing: 5 pm to 10 pm.
Hijaz Railway Station Museum
The Hijaz Railway Station in Tabuk was built during the Ottoman and has so many stories to tell through the old memorabilia and antiquities homed in the museum.
There is a very beautiful museum there which is considered a gateway to the knowledge and history of the Tabuk civilization. It is a starting point for knowing the city in a historical and civilized way, as well as a tourist.
- Tabuk Railway Station Museum Location.
Prophet Musa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ spent around 10 years at Madyan and got married here after he fled from Pharaoh. Historians believe that this city was inhabited around 2,000 years B.C which makes it an archeological attraction and an amazing historical tourist place to visit in Tabuk
- Madyan Location.
- Madyan Timings: 10 am to 6 pm.
During your visit to Madyan, make sure to visit the historical Moses Well in Tabuk as the Islamic scripture tells its story in detail.
After reaching the city of Madyan, Prophet Musa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ went to a well to drink water. He saw two girls waiting for their turn to fetch water for their herd, Prophet Musa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ helped them. Later, he was married to one of those girls.
- Moses Well Location.
Battle of Tabuk (Al Tawba Mosque)
While you are in Tabuk, visit the very historical tourist place where the battle of Tabuk took place. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ prayed here when he arrived with 30,000 men in AD 630 for the Battle of Tabuk against the Byzantines.
- Battle of Tabuk Location.
If you are looking for a park to visit in Tabuk with your children, head towards Greenland. It is a nice place for kids and family gatherings but do not expect much from the cafeteria and if you are going there to see the birds it’s a very modest collection.
- Greenland Location.
- Greenland Timing: 4:30 pm to 12:0.0 am.
Tabuk Flower Festival
Tayma Wells or Haddaj Wells are the oldest wells in Saudi Arabia (built around 2,500 years ago) that are still functional. Researchers have shown that Pharaoh Rames 3 ruled this Land from 1192 to 1160 B.C.
Tayma Wells are also narrated in the Bible which makes it a beautiful historical place to visit at a distance of 250 km from Tabuk. – Isaiah 21:14
Situated at a distance of around 200 km from Tabuk City, Haql beaches are a prime location for diverse maritime activities such as rafting, swimming, and diving in the turquoise waters of the Sultaniyah beach.
- Haql Beaches Location.