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History and its buildings are not a strong suit in the kingdom, but this site is evidence that past... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Yellowabaya
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Al Hofuf, Saudi Arabia
Land Mark of Hofuf city center

Ibrahim palace located in Hofuf city center (Balad). one of the oldest palace in Al Ahsa region... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
Mohamed Ricshan A
,
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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King Faisal Road, Al Hofuf, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

History and its buildings are not a strong suit in the kingdom, but this site is evidence that past is developing a greater appreciation. Strong support and encouragement is needed to keep these kinds of sites on the radar for the future - not just...More

Thank Yellowabaya
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Ibrahim palace located in Hofuf city center (Balad). one of the oldest palace in Al Ahsa region. when we visited in February 2018 attraction was closed due to renovation. This attraction will be one of the main tourist place in Hofuf.

Thank Mohamed Ricshan A
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

It's an impressive sight and a prominent landmark in the oasis town of al Hasa in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. According to sources, work on this Ottoman fortress began in sixteenth century A.D. It was siezed from the Turks in 1913 by King...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

I’ve visited the spot regularly from Aug 2017 till Jan 2018 and found it shut without any notice. The location had standard visiting hours written at the palace. I’ve failed to understand the visiting hours. If anyone can confirm it that might be helpful to...More

5  Thank Hasan S
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Seeing this on the list of things to see in hofuf, we were interested to visit it. But when we went on Saturday morning around 11am the doors were closed. There was no information on the opening hours . One side of the place was...More

1  Thank Bakhar S
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

It was A great day when I'm visiting Ibrahim Palace you can see all the tradition know in the culture the centuries before In general good place and there is a lot of things in Alhassa city

1  Thank tarfaa2017
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

A nice architectural building were you can enjoy watching the old mosque, service buildings and the big yard. The walls were built traditionally with mud and straw. The small entrance is on the south side, it is very close to the old Souk, and walkable...More

104  Thank Mulhimaam
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The barracks now known as Ibrahim Castle from the era of the Ottomans ruling Arabia. Worth a visit seeing the architecture of the Ottomans.

Thank MuhammadDudha
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Impressive exterior near the old souq. There are a couple of antique shops across the street as well. Unfortunately, it is close for renovation which includes the old mosque inside.

1  Thank stonewithnomoss
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The timings can make your visit difficult, but if you do have a chance, you must visit this location. Initially built by the occupying Turkish forces headed by Ibrahim Pasha, the fort was later turned into the central command post under King Abdelaziz Al Saud....More

3  Thank adamgB2040YJ
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Response from tarfaa2017 | Reviewed this property |
It's open but the difference with the hours Sunday (Eid al-Adha) 8AM–4PM Hours might differ Monday (Eid al-Adha) 8AM–4PM Hours might differ Tuesday (Eid al-Adha) 8AM–4PM Hours might differ Wednesday (Eid... More
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