The Place: The Maghaer Shuaib located west of Tabuk

15/08/20

Photo/Saudi Tourism

This photograph was taken by Safyah Sendy as part of the Colors of Saudi competition
The Maghaer Shuaib seems to appear from nowhere in the reddish desert west of Tabuk — its elegantly carved facades and tombs built into the sandstone rocks recalling Petra in Jordan and Hegra at AlUla.
Having fled Egypt, Moses lived here for a decade under the patronage of the Prophet Shuaib, who had been impressed by Moses’ chivalry and offered his daughter’s hand in marriage.
Moses eventually returned to Egypt, but it’s easy to imagine that this beautiful place stayed with him. This photograph was taken by Safyah Sendy as part of the Colors of Saudi competition.

This article was first published in Arab News

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