WATCH: Saudi ‘Springs of Moses’ still pump water after thousands of years

 

Water springs permanently and uninterruptedly flow out of the sand in Makna, a coastal dreamy city on the Gulf of Aqaba in the northwestern Tabuk province of Saudi Arabia.

Makna is 235 kilometers away from the Tabuk area and it is famous for its spectacular views, among them views of the Gulf of Aqaba, which can be seen between two large mountains.

In the valley of Makna, a few kilometers before the coast, the palm trees intersect around small springs, which are known as the ‘Springs of Moses’.

The road to Moses’ Springs

Fahd al-Tarfawi, one of the experts on historical sites and mountains around Tabuk, tells Al Arabiya about the Springs of Moses, that pump water in the famous valley of Makna, through six sand holes driven by water that flows from the ground.

Al -Tarfawi doesn’t know the history of the springs, nor do any of the residents of the area. They’ve existed since their childhood and they hear the same from their parents and grandparents.

The road to the Springs of Moses is not difficult. It is located on a paved road that links the two areas of Bida’a and Makna.

On that road, visitors pass through many mango farms, and on the gates stand the farmers, displaying their produce.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54
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