Emerging archaeological hub

A story of legacy, power and legend. A destination with an outstanding history of ancient cultures, where tools and 'warrior tombs' from the Bronze Age were found. This is the land of the last Babylonian King and other extraordinary figures.

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Digging in

The story of Tayma continues to be revealed close to the ground with excavations discovering astonishing artefacts and monuments that shed light on the depth and complexity of the people that lived and thrived in this region thousands of years ago.

The Ancient Temple of Salm

This 3000-year-old Iron Age temple complex had been buried for hundreds of years till it was rediscovered in the 1970s. It continues to reveal artefacts of archaeological and historic interest.

Bir Haddaj

A hydraulic wonder dating back to the 6th century, the well at Bir Haddaj has been a cherished site at the heart of the community for generations, giving life to the surrounding oasis.

Souq Al Najm

An oasis trail and marketplace that carries evidence of Tayma's status as an eminent oasis along the famed Incense Road, Souq AlNajm still holds living traditions of local crafts and custom.

Qasr Ibn Rumman

With the original building from the 1700s, the main palace was added in 1916 and 1919. Not only the Governor's workplace, this castle was also his family home.

Dine in Tayma


1 Nov 2023 - 31 Mar 2024 | Daily

Mirzam offers diners a delicious and colourful menu of traditional Saudi cooking that is bursting with authentic flavours. Located in the heart of Tayma, it also overlooks the historic Bir Haddaj well.

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