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city in Tabuk Region, Saudi Arabia

Not to be confused with Tabuk City, Philippines.
Wheel limpet shells originating from the Red Sea near Tabuk

Tabuk (Arabic: تبوك Tabūk), also spelled Tabouk, is the capital city of the Tabuk province in northwestern Saudi Arabia. It has a population of 441,351 (2004 census).

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Around 500 BC, Tabuk town (then known as Taboo) was, together with Al Ola, the capital of the prosperous Al Ayaneyean. Around Tabuk, the Battle of Tabouk took place in the time of the prophet Muhammad.

Geography and climateEdit

Desertous continental weather with hot summers and mild winters. Temperature in the summers are between 26-46°C while in winter they're between 4-18°C, with wide spread frosts. Freezes are common with temperatures reaching low -6°C in some winters. Rainfall in Tabuk Area falls in the winter months from November to March and precipitation ranges between 50 – 150 mm with some not uncommon snow every 3–4 years.

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Tabuk mosque
  • Mosque
  • Tabuk fortress
  • Railway station of the defunct Hejaz Railway that was constructed during Ottoman times.
  • Nearby archeological sites, including Al Bidaa

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The Red Sea coast of Tabuk province appears to be rich with shells. However, the nearest Red Sea town, Duba, is 195 km from Tabuk city via Route 80, a drive that takes over 2 1/2 hours.

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