List of World Heritage Sites in the Arab States

List of World Heritage Sites in the Arab States

This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Arab States. [ [ World Heritage Centre - World Heritage List ] ] Some of these countries are geographically located in Asia and some in Africa.


*Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad
*Kasbah of Algiers
*M'Zab Valley
*Tassili n'Ajjer


*Qal'at al-Bahrain Archaeological Site


*Abu Mena
*Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
*Islamic Cairo
*Memphis and its Necropolis
*Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae
*Pyramids of Giza
*Saint Catherine Area
*Wadi Al-Hitan ("Whale Valley")


*Assur (Qal'at Sherqat)
*Samarra Archaeological City


*The Old City of Jerusalem [ Note: According to UNESCO,
:The situation of Jerusalem is an exceptional one in that there is no general political agreement as to the status of the city, certain states declaring that they abided by the situation defined in the 1947 United Nations partition plan which considered Jerusalem as a corpus separatum located neither in Israel, nor in Jordan.

:The site of Jerusalem was nominated in 1981 by Jordan, it being agreed at the time that inscription should in no way be regarded as a means for registering political or sovereignty claims by any State.

UNESCO's website lists the Old City in the "Arab States" regional group, but does not specify which country it belongs to. UNESCO lists entries for sites in Israel as being part of the "Europe" regional group and they are clearly marked "IL" for Israel.]


*Petra – archaeological site
*Quseir Amra – desert castle
*Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a) – archaeological site


*Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God


*Archaeological Site of Cyrene
*Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna
*Archaeological Site of Sabratha
*Old Town of Ghadames
*Rock-art Sites of Tadrart Acacus


*Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata
*Banc d'Arguin National Park


*Archaeological Site of Volubilis
*Historic City of Meknes
*Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
*Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador)
*Medina of Fez
*Medina of Marrakesh
*Medina of Tétouan (formerly known as Titawin)
*Portuguese City of Mazagan (El Jadida)


*Aflaj Irrigation System of Oman
*Archaeological sites of Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn
*Bahla Fort
*The Frankincense Trail


* The Archaeological Site of Al-Hijr (Madâin Sâlih) []


*Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region


*Ancient City of Aleppo
*Ancient City of Bosra
*Ancient City of Damascus
*Crac des Chevaliers and Qal'at Salah El-Din
*Site of Palmyra


*Amphitheatre of El Jem
*Ichkeul National Park
*Medina of Sousse
*Medina of Tunis
*Punic Town of Kerkouane and its Necropolis
*Site of Carthage


*Historic Town of Zabid
*Old City of Sana'a
*Old Walled City of Shibam
*Socotra Archipelago

ites in danger

*Abu Mena (Egypt)
*Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat) (Iraq)
*Samarra Archaeological City (Iraq)
*Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls (Jerusalem)
*Historic Town of Zabid (Yemen) [ [ UNESCO World Heritage Centre - World Heritage in Danger List ] ]


External links

* [ UNESCO World Heritage Centre] - Official site
* [ List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites] - Official site
* [] - documentation of World Heritage Sites
* [ Worldheritage-Forum] - Information and Weblog on World Heritage Issues

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