Riyadh Province
Historical Site

Ushaiqer Heritage Village - Riyadh Province

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Ushaiqer Heritage Village, 50, Ushaiqer Saudi Arabia
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Description

Situated about 200 kilometers northwest of Riyadh, near the town of Shagra, Ushaiger Heritage Village is one of the oldest villages in the region. The name ‘Ushaiger’, translates to ‘little blonde’ which comes from the nearby red mountain that stands tall, shadowing the yellow mud houses of the Ushaiger Heritage Village.

History and culture

Historically, the village has been a major stopping point for pilgrims coming from Kuwait because of its freshwater springs and because the clustered olive and palm trees in this region provide great shade. A museum established by the locals, called the Al Salem Museum, offers a glimpse into the heritage of the village with its famous weaponry, utensils, embroidered clothing, and jewelry. 

The locals in Ushaiger Village are very hospitable and friendly and are usually always happy to help visitors. They have formed a small community that has developed its shops, mosques, and schools to cater to its needs. You should take a walk through the streets of this village to get a glimpse into the lives of the locals.

Divided into districts, some parts of the village even have renovated houses that provide a glimpse into the Najdi architecture with their carved wooden doors, triangular roofs, and beautiful windows. You can also drive up to the mountain road and enjoy a 360-degree view of the village from the top.

Location

Ushaiqer Heritage Village, 50, Ushaiqer Saudi Arabia

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Google review

One of the most beautiful and antiques villages found in the central valley of Saudi Arabia. The people is warm with the visitors. We could watch, some of the old houses inside, that is been restored. Amazing. Inside the village, you could find some museums, but due to what we visit during the eid time, we found them closed, only one was open, inside it we find some nice old stuff. Very nice.
NAUSHEEN SULTANA

NAUSHEEN SULTANA

05/04/2022 06:37

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Amazing place to explore. Beautiful ancient household exquisite, 150 years old. Ushaiqer, 1500 years old village restored.
Matiček Prašiček

Matiček Prašiček

03/16/2022 19:12

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One of the best historical experiences I've had in KSA. The village is is beautifully renovated, not overdone. The experience of wandering through maze between mud houses is magical. Locals that stay in their ancestors' houses are incredibly friendly and welcoming.
Thomas Diez

Thomas Diez

03/07/2022 14:30

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Had a wonderful time visiting this place. We see a lot of foreign tourist coming in and explore the area. Some of the featured dwellings were closed though and are under repair. The museum curators were helpful in giving us information about the old village and its people. This spot is good for educational visit.
RAJESHKUMAR RAJAGOPAL

RAJESHKUMAR RAJAGOPAL

02/05/2022 19:52

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Amazing work done by ancient People. It's most beautiful place ,we can learn the old architecture,Culture,Food habits ,What kind of materials they used in olden days . We can give 100/100 .there gesture is awesome. Presently Winter festival is going on there. Little bit crowded . Parking lot is enough . Amazing arrangements done by local authorities. We need to thank them . Inside many tiny to mid level museum there. Children should go educational visit there. Salute to local authorities and museum Employees.
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