Dadan & Jabal Ikmah Tour

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Please note: ​Activities and products marked with a * below are being developed and will be phased in by end of December 2020 They may not be available at the time of your visit.

We are working hard to protect the heritage sites from any accidental or unintended damage in order to preserve them for future generations, this tour does not include entry to the any of the tombs and you can only visit and see them from outside.

Please book online or at the visitor centre at Winter Park before visiting Dadan & Jabal Ikmah to avoid disappointment. 

Getting Here

Your Journey starts at the Winter Park. - if driving park your car free of charge at the designated area near the entrance - our staff will guide you to the meeting point to join the shuttle bus ride to Dadan & Jabal Ikmah heritage sites. Please arrive 25 minutes prior to your tour start time to allow time for transportation.

Lets Begin

Explore the ruins of the ancient Kingdom of Dadan, one of the most developed 1st millennium BCE cities in the Arabian Peninsula. Head to the east of the city to see more than a dozen tombs cut into the red-rock cliff faces, including the famous Lion Tombs marked by seated lion sculptures.

Archaeologists continue to discover exciting information about Dadan – it’s still a live excavation site. You can find out more about it by taking part in the * hands-on workshop, Archaeology for Everyone (40 minutes), which is a great family activity. You’ll be given your very own archaeology kit and you can use the tools to dig for artefacts in the dedicated area on the north side of Dadan.

Next Stop

You can move on to Jabal Ikmah to examine the hundreds of inscriptions and writings on the cliffs and rock faces that date mainly to the Dadanite and Lihyanite periods.

Dadan and Jabal Ikmah

Dadan

Dadan

Jabal Ikmah

Jabal Ikmah

Jabal Ikmah

Tour details
  • Dadan and Jabak Ikmah Tour starting point is at the Winter Park, dedicated buses are available to transfer you to both sites. transfers are included in your ticket price.
  • Parking is not permited at any of the heritage sites.
  • At the ancient city of Dadan, the capital city of the Dadanite and Liyhanite Kingdoms and one of the most developed cities in the 1st millennia BCE, visitors will get the chance to become an archaeologist for the day.
  • We are working hard to protect the heritage sites from any accidental or unintended damage in order to preserve them for future generations, this tour does not include entry to the any of the tombs and you can only visit and see them from outside.
  • Archaeologists began extensive excavations at Dadan in February 2020 to explore this relatively unknown period in AlUa’s 200,000 years of human history.
  • Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the extensive site  and tour between dadan and Jabal Ikamh in a bus.
  • Duration is approximately 1 hour. Daily from 9am-4pm. (Last entry is the 3pm ).
Helpful tips
  • Arrive at the Winter Park - if driving park your car free of charge at the designated area near the entrance - our staff will guide you to the meeting point to join the shuttle bus to both Dadan and Jabal Ikmah heritage sites.
  • Book tickets in advance and have your printed copy or e-ticket ready when you arrive to check in. 
  • Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.
  • The heritage sites are exposed to the elements, we encourge you to take responsibility of your health and saftely and stay hydrated.
Coming soon at Dadan & Jabal Ikmah
  • A family-friendly 40-minute ‘Archaeology for Everyone’ workshop will have kids digging for artefacts to get in on the action.
  • There will also be live immersion shows and audio tours.
  • Camel tours of key tombs.
  • Tour the site and between sites in Vitage Jeep.
  • Night-time experiences including light shows and night-time markets.
Recommended attire
Men and women are encouraged to dress modestly in public and avoid tight-fitting clothing. Women should cover their shoulders and knees in public, but do not need to wear traditional clothing.
Dining & shopping
Complimentary refreshments and snacks are available. Plus, there is a shop selling keepsakes,including local products (From December 2020).
Refunding & rebooking policies
Direct Customer Bookings: We will gladly refund the ticket price of cancelled experiences up to 3 days before the scheduled tour. Unfortunately, we are unable to refund credit card fees. Experiences cancelled within 1–3 days before your tour may be rebooked if timeslots are available but are not eligible for refund. We are unable to refund or rebook experiences cancelled on the day of scheduled tour.

Destination Management Company (DMC) Bookings: Cancellation policies will depend on the DMC’s contract. If you booked your experience through a DMC, please coordinate with them on policies, changes and updates.

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