20 December 2014

Musa ibn Nusayr Fort – Al Ula

The Musa ibn Nusayr Fort is situated on the summit of Jabal Umm Nasir which lies in the middle of the old town of Al Ula and was built during the 6th to 3rd centuries BC with Lihyanite inscriptions and Nabatean coins found in the archaeological strata. It has been renovated many times across the years and was built for observation and defence of the town and is accessed by means of stone steps, which is some cases, have been hewn out of the mountain itself. Water for the fort is provided by a well dug at the foot of the mountain on the southern side. It is possible to climb to the top of the fort for a beautiful panoramic view of the old town and new city below.