Moses well and Jethro’s(father in-law of Moses)cave in Al Bada
THE WELL OF MOSES / AL SUAIDANI WELL, MIDIAN, Al Bad’a, Tabuk Province. This well was the main source of water in the Al Bad’a oasis for many years, although it seems dry now. Early Islamic geographers called it ‘The well of Moses’ believing it to be the place where Moses met the daughters of Shu’ayb (pbuh) as they were collecting water. He went on to marry one of them and lived in Midian for 10 years. Locals also proudly tell this story. The well itself is very deep, it’s difficult to see the bottom over the newly erected railings. There are also remains of an Ottoman water tank/reservoir and building but these have only been partly restored. Pilgrims on their way to Mecca used to rest and wash here. It’s a large bare site but plans are underway to continue improving it. Maybe in the future there will also be trees, as I’m sure there would have been many years ago. 🇸🇦 Saudi Welcome to Arabia 🇸🇦 Al-bad’Al-bad’ is the traditional home of Jethro and the location of the Well of Moses where he met the daughters of Jethro. It is a fairly large oasis that sits in a region where water is easily obtained from shallow wells and is surrounded by orchards of mangos and other fruit trees. This area which is now in the heart of the NEOM project by Saudi Arabia is full of ancient history ranging from the Midianites down to Greek, Roman and Islamic time periods.See the ancient ruins going back to Midianite times at this important oasis. Visit the Nabatean tombs named after Jethro. This important oasis was also a stop on the Hajj to Mecca. Nearby you will also visit the entrance to the dry riverbed canyon that goes to the western side of Jabal al Lawz/Jabal Maqla mountains. The locals call it Wadi Musa (Moses).