The sites around al-Khoraiba have witnessed civilizations after another in the historic region of Saudi Arabia’s al-Ula.
Al-Khoraiba site is part of the ruins of the ancient city of Dadan, which was Dadanian Kingdom’s metropolis. It is followed by Lehyan. The two are ancient Arabian kingdoms.
Dadanian Kingdom’s influence had emerged in the seventh century BC, dominating several neighboring regions, while Lehyan Kingdom influence had extended from the sixth century BC until the second century BC. Archeological findings show periods of weakness and strength in the Kingdom, which had ruled most of the north-west parts of the Arabian Peninsula.
Due to its historic and geographic significance, the site has become a key tourist destination for both visitors and locals interested in the history of ancient civilizations that ruled Arabia.
Al Arabiya’s Mohamed Hadi Hannachi reports from the site.