- Not to be confused with Tabuk City, Philippines.
Tabuk (Arabic: تبوك Tabūk), also spelled Tabouk, is the capital city of the Tabuk province in northwestern Saudi Arabia. It has a population of 551,124 (2017 census).
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 climate
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.
- 1 Tabuk Museum (متحف تبوك). Large regional history museum. The museum is built at the former railway station of the Hijaz railway, which once connected Damascus with Medina.
- Tabuk fortress
- Nearby archeological sites, including Al Bidaa
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 2½ hours.
- 1 Hilton Garden Inn Tabuk, 7701 Prince Sultan Rd, ☏ .
- Swiss International Tabuk, Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Street, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. 82 rooms & suites, a health club, spa, all day dining restaurant & cafe, an events hall and 5 meeting rooms. From SR 550 per night.