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Al ‘Aqabah

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Al ‘Aqabah

Al ‘Aqabah is one of the important stops on the route of pilgrims' caravans from the city of Kufa to Mecca. Today, the station is located near the Iraqi-Saudi border, in the Najaf Governorate in Iraq. The site is surrounded by a group of small valleys sloping from the nearby high hills and includes a group of basins and water reservoirs in addition to a dam to collect water.

Site Information

Country: Iraq

District: Najaf Governorate

Category: Bridges and Water Structures

Site History: 9th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: The Hajj Pilgrimage Routes: The Darb Zubaydah (Iraq)

Date of Submission: 2022

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