Al-Ula

Al-Ula

Traditional Town in Al-Ula is an anicient city built in the 13th century AD. But the history of the area is much more older, Al-Ula was historically located on the Incense route and was the capital of the ancient Lihyanites (Dedanites). It is well known for archaeological remnants, some over 2000 years old.

Site Information

Country: Saudi Arabia

District: Al Madinah Region

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 13th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: Syrian Hajj Road

Date of Submission: 2015

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