Najran, Saudi Arabia - SPA
Najran's Historical Emirate Palace, A Window into the Region's Past

In the heart of Abi Al-Saud district stands the imposing Historical Palace of the Emirate, a powerful symbol of Najran's rich history and cultural heritage.

 Constructed in 1944 and covering an area of 625 square meters, this architectural gem is testimony to the ingenuity of its builders.

 Originally built as the seat of the Emirate of Najran and its government offices, the three-story palace offers a captivating glimpse into a bygone era. The grand Diwan, or reception hall, once hosted dignitaries and witnessed countless official functions. Other notable features include the dining room, a dedicated space for coffee preparation, and dozens of rooms that served various purposes, including living quarters, storerooms for food and tools, and even dedicated spaces for livestock.

 The eastern courtyard boasts an ancient well dating back to the pre-Islamic era, its lower section constructed using burnt bricks. Enhancing the palace's defensive capabilities are four imposing circular towers, known as "qasabat", located at each corner and used as guard posts in the past.

 Today, the Historical Palace of the Emirate is a popular attraction for visitors fascinated by its historical and cultural significance. Its prime location in a vibrant tourist district adds to its appeal. Popular markets, leather goods shops, pottery stores, and tailors specializing in traditional garments surround the palace, creating a rich cultural tapestry for visitors to explore.

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