ThePlace: Mount Athlab a key attractions in Saudi Arabia’s famed AlUla region

ThePlace: Mount Athlab a key attractions in Saudi Arabia’s famed AlUla region
Photo/Saudi Tourism
Updated 05 October 2019

ThePlace: Mount Athlab a key attractions in Saudi Arabia’s famed AlUla region

ThePlace: Mount Athlab a key attractions in Saudi Arabia’s famed AlUla region
  • Mada’in Saleh is a pre-Islamic archaeological site located in the area of AlUla

Mount Athlab, to the northeast of Mada’in Saleh, was an ancient center of the Thamud people who were thought to have settled there around 715 B.C.
Mount Athlab is now one of the main attractions in the AlUla region, in particular for the site at Mahareeb where intricate carvings of camels and caravans and examples of Thamudic script — an early Semitic language related to Arabic — can be found.
Mada’in Saleh is a pre-Islamic archaeological site located in the area of AlUla in the northwest of the Kingdom, some 400 km north of Madinah.
This photograph was taken by Ezabilla as part of the Colors of Saudi competition.