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Al Jouf

There are a large number of sites of human occupation in Al Jouf, dating back to the lower Paleolithic ages and where ancient inscriptions can be found, most of them Thamudic or Nabatean. Appearing in history in the royal annals of Assyria in 688 B.C.


Main Attraction


Dumat al Jandal:
A place called Dumat Al Jandal.

Qasr Marid:
A walled fortress that overlook the ancient town.

Umar Mosque:
Located next to the Qasr Marid, built at the time of the second caliph, Umar Bin Al Khatab, who passed in Dumat Al Jandal on his way to Al Quds (Jerusalem).

The largest town in Al Jouf where the Qasr Zabal, a castle that stands on a high hill in Sakaka it was first mentioned in 1845 by traveler George A. Wallin. And there is evidence that it was originally constructed in pre – Islamic times.

Bir’ Saisara:
Near the Qasr Zabal is the Bir’ Saisara well. Believed to be belonging to the Nabatean period, local people said that some areas of Sakaka town as well as the Land to the south and East were once irrigated from this well by means of under ground channels.

Al – Rajajil:
12 Km south – west of Sakaka is a site that is the mysterious legacy on an unknown ancient people. It comprises about 50 groups of standing stone pillars, most of which have fallen this interesting archeological site has been dated to the middle of the Fourth Millennium B.C.

Qalat Al – Tuwair:
The ruins of a small castle that stand on the top of an isolated hill near Al – Tuwair is the Qalat Al Tuwair in the rocky hill there are large numbers of Thamudic and Nabatean inscriptions and petroglyphs.

Other Places:
Al Jouf Museum and Abdul Rahman Al Sudairy Foundation.

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