Day trip

Riyadh: All-Day Ancient Mysteries of Central Arabia Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line UAE & OMAN

Riyadh: All-Day Ancient Mysteries of Central Arabia Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line UAE & OMAN

From US$ 192 per person

Venture into the desert to see ancient carvings and explore lush wadis during this all-day trip from Riyadh. Enjoy a picnic lunch beneath an acacia tree and learn about millennia of Arabian history.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the most famous ancient carving site of Riyadh Province called Musayqirah (Graffiti Rock 1)
  • Explore wadis where we have found more fascinating carvings on the rocks and discover the history of Central Arabia
  • Enjoy meals under the Acacia tree's shade
  • Explore long ancient texts carved by the Kings of Sheeba
Full description
After a one-hour drive out of Riyadh, we will visit the most famous ancient carving site of Riyadh Province called Musayqirah (which is also known as Graffiti Rock 1). There, people carved texts and drawing of animals and humans which date back up to 8000 years. After another hour of driving, we will explore some wadis surprisingly full of trees and surrounded by mountains where we have found more fascinating carvings on the rocks that we will reveal to you. They tell us about the history of Central Arabia over a few millennia, from the ancient time of Green Arabia until the frankincense trade and the conquests by Arabian tribes. We will stop under an acacia tree to enjoy a meal in the shade. We will continue our tour to a unique site with long ancient texts carved by the Kings of Sheeba which we would decipher for you. After admiring that marvelous site, we head back to Riyadh.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Driver-guide
  • Lunch
  • Tips

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