Tayma

Emerging archaeological hub

Integral to the rich history of Arabia, Tayma is a historic oasis that recounts ancient tales to a modern-day audience. Engage with some of Tayma’s cultural experiences and delve deeper into the lives of the rulers who once lived here.

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Percpetion shifting

The discoveries at Tayma have played a pivotal role in changing the narrative of the history of ancient Arabia. For example, findings of tools and ‘warrior tombs’ from the Bronze Age (3rd-2nd millennia BCE) have contributed to changing the perception of this period as being a void or ‘dark age’ in the history of northwest Arabia.

Water sources

The link between the three oases of AlUla, Tayma and Khaybar has been further strengthened with the discovery of numerous funerary structures along avenues located near permanent water sources, the directions of such avenues suggesting that travellers would have passed often between Khaybar, AlUla and Tayma, providing further hints of the interconnectedness of the three oases.

Mirzam

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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Insights to help make Tayma part of your experience

Location

Location

Tayma

Tayma is located nearly 200km north east of AlUla, a small detour to anyone journeying to or from Tabuk. The transfer from AlUla, as part of the Tayma Day Trip package, takes 3 hours in a luxury coach.

Those traveling from AlUla can start their Tayma experience on the way with a stop off at the Tayma Camp, a recreation of a Bedouin camp offering an immersive insight into how they lived, as well as offering travellers traditional hospitality such as coffee and date.

The are six historical highlights around which visitors are guided by a local expert guide. These include the Ancient Temple of Salt, Bir Hidden, Soul AlNajm and Qasr Ibn Rumman. There is also live entertainment and reenactments throughout the week.

Every Wednesday, Tayma LIVE! shows how locals used to draw water from the ancient Bir Haddaj well, along with storytelling and music. Meanwhile, the weekend hosts two performances; The Palace Guest is an immerse live show that offers a true insight into the history of Qasr Ibn Rumman, while King Nabonidus’ Parade is an exquisite display of colour and creativity in this celebration of Tayma's history.

Yes, 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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Practical information

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Things to do

Discover show-stopping natural wonders, thrilling adventures, hidden valleys, and a labyrinthine Old Town

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Food and drink

World-class chefs, mouth-watering menus, and spectacular scenery combine

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What's on

Explore everything from music and wellness festivals, sports and heritage events and art exhibitions

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