SAKĀKĀ (سكاكا)

Our last stop today was Sakākā, an oasis in northwestern Saudi Arabia. It lies on an old caravan route from the Mediterranean Sea coast to the central and southern parts of the Arabian Peninsula. Sakākā lies north of the desert of Al-Nafūd and northeast of the Al-Jawf oasis.

Nowadays, it is not worth a visit because the old town was entirely demolished, and Zaabal Castle is closed for some renovations. However, the castle has mud and stone-built walls, four watchtowers, and a water reservoir. The castle is probably 200 years old, but some of the structures seen on the site are from the first century.

Parking location – Sakākā: 29.992516N 40.202977E