30 July 2013

King Abdul Aziz Palace - Natta’a

The Palace of King Abdul Aziz at Natta,a is located near the water valley that separates Najd and the east of the Arabian Peninsula. It was built in 1930 (1349 Hijri) by the order of King Abdul Aziz al Saud to serve as a defense point of the nation. The palace has a sturdy construction and design with the walls provided with small holes for archers and surveillance. The palace is on the main road from Hanidh travelling northwards through Alsarar towards Nayriyyah and is located on the left hand side of the road. It was closed for renovation when we visited but it was good to see that the historical sights of this area are being maintained and repaired.