An ancient fortress in Tabuk has been restored and is all set to welcome visitors.
Prince Fahad bin Sultan, Gov. of Tabuk region and Chairman of Tourism Development Council in Tabuk, inaugurated the Tabuk Fortress Museum earlier this week on Sunday.
The inauguration ceremony was also attended by Prince Sultan bin Salman, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA).
The Tabuk Fortress Museum was restored and rehabilitated by the SCTA among other projects of rehabilitation and development of museums in the province.
Tabuk Fortress was built for the purpose of protecting Tabuk water station and its water wells during the time of Ottoman Sultan Sulaiman Al-Qanoni between the years 1520 and 1566.
The fortress is equipped with audio-visual means that represent films on the Levantine Haj route of the time.
The neighboring springs of the fortress were also rehabilitated and restored.
Al-Sokar Spring, a historical landmark in Tabuk, was also rehabilitated.
The Tabuk Fortress Museum is located in Tabuk’s historical city center near the Prophet Muhammad Mosque in Tabuk.
The museum is open for public daily from 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 pm, while on Fridays it is open from 03:00 p.m. to 09:00 pm.
Source: Arab News