is a town in Tabuk provence of Saudi Arabia. It is west of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, between Tabuk and the Red Sea Coast. and was in antiquity in Southern Midian.
Al-Bad is located in the valley of the Wadi Aful . It is near the town of Tayyib Al-Ism and approx. 25 km east of the eastern coast of the Gulf of Aqaba, part of the Red Sea where there are pristine coral reefs.
To the east of the town is the Sarwat ranges, the northern end of the Hijaz Mountains. This area is known for Neolithic petroglyphs carved into the arid volcanic rock.
Northeast of the town is the peak Jabal al-Lawz, which at 8400 feet is one of the highest peeks in Saudi Arabia.
is a small town in north-western Saudi Arabia in the province of Tabuk. It is located 10km east of the eastern coast of the Gulf of Aqaba.The site is considered important to some Mormons.
whose name means the almond mountain in Arabic, is one of the most mythical mountains of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Most people think that Saudi Arabia is just a vast extent of sand dunes but with its summit at 2 549 meters above sea level Jebel Al-Lawz is the highest mountain of Tabuk Province. Indeed, it is still lower than the 3000 meter Jebel Sawdah in Aseer Province and many other peaks in Bahah, Jizan, and Makkah Provinces that range between 2 600 and 3 000 meters. But the Jebel Al-Lawz has other assets.
First it really has a mountain shape with a high summit dominating the whole province, whereas many other higher peaks are in fact the highest point of a cliff along the Sarawat range. As an example, the highest point of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Jebel Sawdah, is in fact a low hill that lays on a plateau already 2 900 meters above sea level. On the contrary the majestic silhouette of the imposing Jebel Al-Lawz is visible dozens of kilometers away from all directions.
Secondly the Jebel Al-Lawz is probably the only place in Saudi Arabia where snow falls nearly every year. As surprising as it sounds Saudi Arabia does have regular snowfalls thanks to its many mountains above 2 500 meters. But as the Jebel Al-Lawz is the highest mountain in the north of the country and it is located beyond the northern tip of the Red Sea and its warm waters, this mountain is more exposed to low temperatures and sees snows more often than any other area of Saudi Arabia.
Thirdly the Jebel Al-Lawz hosts some archeological sites such as an ancient quarry and very old rock art representing bovines that are now non-existent.
There are also some rock paintings which is really rare in Saudi Arabia given the scarcity of the pigments. In a wadi on the northwest of the peak of the Al-Lawz are found some very surprising carvings that look like elephants! But they are probably stylized representations of bovines.
Jebel Al-Lawz is in the ancient land of Madyan where the Prophet Moses lived for ten years with his father-in-law the Prophet Shu'ayb and where he brought his people that fled Egypt. Some consider Jebel Al-Lawz to be the real Mount Sinai where Moses had a mythical experience with God, as mentioned in the Holy Quran.