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Za'abal Castle

Sakaka, Saudi Arabia
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A important landmark in Skaka

This historical fort sits atop a large sandstone hill. At the bottom, you can find some slightly... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
adamgB2040YJ
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
A Must See Attraction in Sakaka

This Castle on the top of the stony mountain is a majestic landmark of this place. It is visible... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
docdelf95
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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“great view” (2 reviews)
“village” (2 reviews)
“landmark” (2 reviews)
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Sakaka, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

This historical fort sits atop a large sandstone hill. At the bottom, you can find some slightly renovated mud/adobe homes which give you a glimpse into how the people used to live in this region. Next to the remnants of the village is a charming...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This Castle on the top of the stony mountain is a majestic landmark of this place. It is visible upon entering the town and impossible to miss this place. The castle was maintained and restored well and taking pictures within and around the castle is...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

It's a poor architecture but it was used as a defensive place over the years , the cure building was built around 400 years ago on the ruins of an old fort which dates back to 900 years ago which is believed to be built...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Great view of Sakaka city, great place to visit with lots of history also sirsah well which is just 200 m East of the castle, castle is surrounded by old Zaabal village, sirsah well one the ancient wells in the region, a must visit place...More

1  Thank Sam J
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Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

60 km from sakaka city and 25 km from aljouf airport .around 4 km one natural lake there u can ride boat there.

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Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

dont care for it at all quite newly built had no real cultural or historic significance a waste of effort and tim

1  Thank hytm a
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Reviewed 20 October 2015

The location of the castle says it all,once you are on top of it you can see almost all the city with a very beautiful view.

Thank Engr O
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

Zabal castle is the major tourist attraction in Sakaka. Not only a great old fort but it has a good viewpoint at the top over the city. Also visit the Sarah well 200 meters away at the bottom near the official building

1  Thank Craig N
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Reviewed 17 October 2014

There is a great view of Sakaka from the Castle, and that's about it. very sparse small castle, the turrets have very small doors and no large windows to view from when inside. A typical fortress, steep steps to gain access. Great place to take...More

2  Thank 999PeterK
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