Hail Province
Historical Site

A'arif fort - Hail Province

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A'arif fort, Ar Riyadh, Hail Saudi Arabia
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Description

A'arif Fort is the oldest historical building in the city of Hail. It was built in order to guard the city against enemies. During the Saudi rule, the Fort was used for the sighting of the moon and firing the Iftar cannon in Ramadan. Recently, A'arif Fort was opened for tourists as a heritage site. 

Architecture

A'arif Fort is a rectangular-shaped castle that is built with mud and clay. It is located in the heart of Hail and was constructed in the 17th century AD. The fortress occupies an area of about 440 square meters and is strategically located at a hilltop, which makes it visible from anywhere in the city. Sitting on the peak of Jabal Irf, the fortress offers a wonderful view of the northern city. 

The Fort can be accessed through a gate from its southern side, where a small courtyard leads to the main entrance. Inside the fortress, you will find watchtowers, windows, a residential area, baths, a mosque, and warehouses. 

This castle is also distinguished by its large wooden doors with inscriptions engraved on them. Tourists can climb to the top of the castle in order to have a bird's-eye view of the city and watch the farms, markets, and neighborhoods surrounding them. 

 

Location

A'arif fort, Ar Riyadh, Hail Saudi Arabia

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Md Naseeruddin

Md Naseeruddin

07/16/2022 11:27

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Good construction, like a historical fort
Kurniawan Arif Maspul

Kurniawan Arif Maspul

07/12/2022 19:39

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Lovely place but I hope they update the timing here ini Google Maps since we're coming four times and the timing in Google Maps not applicable with the actual time.
Rc Borromeo

Rc Borromeo

06/23/2022 10:57

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One of the old castle here in hail saudi arabia, sad to say when i came here early morning the main gate is close..But the view from the outside is so amazing.
Zeeshan Aziz

Zeeshan Aziz

01/14/2022 15:51

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This looks a nice building. But as of now, in jan 2022, its closed and being renovated. You cannot go and visit but sooner or later it should be open.
Lyn B. Artana

Lyn B. Artana

01/03/2022 10:50

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We're happy and luckily that guard giving us a chance to visit this palace because this was under construction the time we visited here.
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