Eastern Province
Area of Natural Beauty

Cave at Al Qarah (Jabal) Mountain - Al Ahsa

4.6
Cave at Jabah Al Qarah, Al Hofuf Saudi Arabia
Show on the map Map

Description

Located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, Al Qarah Mountain - Al Ahsa is just a 25-minute drive away from Al Ahsa National Park and is considered one of the most significant places in Al Ahsa due to its natural formations. 

Landscape

The mountain is visible from a great distance because of its size and stands at the edge of Shadqam plateau, which touches Kuwait and Iraq from one side and Rub Al Khali desert from the other. Because of the sub-aerial weathering, over time, the mountain has developed a number of networks of caves and is distinguished by its remarkable shapes and narrow canyons. It is located between four villages and is accompanied by rivers and over 3 million palm trees. 

In Al Ahsa, one can find archaeological evidence of some of the oldest settlements in the Arabian Peninsula that can be dated back to 5,000 BC. The temperature in the area usually remains mild through the year, with a gentle breeze blowing because of its geographical location. 

Activities

There are three types of caves with tunnels inside the mountains that attract cavers and explorers. Renovations are underway in order to make the caves more accessible and tourist-friendly. There is also a museum known as ‘Land of Civilizations’, which was established to give a brief account of the legends and history of the ancient land. 

Kids are allowed free entry, but anyone over the age of 13 has to pay an entrance fee to enter the museum. Moreover, there are tons of food options available nearby, so you don't have to worry about bringing your own snacks. Lastly, make sure that you wear your hiking shoes when you visit, so you don't have to worry about your shoes breaking down. 

 

Location

Cave at Jabah Al Qarah, Al Hofuf Saudi Arabia

Reviews

Reviews
4.6
Excellent
from 25 reviews
Excellent
17
Very Good
6
Good
2
Average
0
Poor
0
Customer service
0.0
Experience
0.0
Value for money
0.0
Cleanliness
0.0
Safety
0.0
Reviews
Asif SB

Asif SB

10/09/2022 14:06

Google review

It is good a place to visit, Neat and clean, well arranged. Al-Hasa (Al-Qarah) caves is registered in UNESCO as world heritage tourist spot. Entry fee is 50 SAR for adults, and entry is free for kids less than 12 years.
Anjela De Torres

Anjela De Torres

05/28/2022 08:24

Google review

The place is beautiful. It is worth going to for 50SAR for entrance fee and you get to go to the museum then into the caves. But a lesser entrance fee would be better. There are restaurants before you go to the main are which is good after going through the whole place.
Zaher Azhar Janjua

Zaher Azhar Janjua

05/05/2022 02:33

Google review

Excellent. Unesco world heritage declared. Visited in November 2020. There is a museum also. Professional photographers can also found. Must see place.
Vishnudas C.

Vishnudas C.

03/26/2022 03:21

Google review

This is a must visit place in Saudi Arabia. Well maintained tourist spot. There is a small museum explaining the story of civilization. The temperature inside the cave is much lesser than outside. Best time to visit the place is evening. You can see the lighting. There are trekking on Fridays it seems.
Nada zakri

Nada zakri

02/23/2022 18:43

Google review

Nice place for family
Showing 1 - 5 of 25 total
Suggest an edit