List of World Heritage Sites in the Arab States

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This is a list of World Heritage Sites in the Arab States.[1] Some of these countries are geographically located in Asia and some in Africa.

List[edit]

The list below contains an image of the site or part of the site; the name as inscribed by UNESCO; the location; the nominating state party; the criteria met by the site, including if it is a cultural, natural or mixed; the area in hectares and acres, excluding any buffer zones, with a value of zero implying that no data is published by UNESCO; the year the site was inscribed; and a description of the site.

  † In danger
Image Site Location Criteria Area
(ha)
Area
(acre)
Year Description
Kalaa des Beni Hammad.5.jpg Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad AlgeriaM'Sila Province,
 Algeria
Cultural:AlgAlq
(iii)
150 370 1980 [2]
GM Djemila Roman Theatre02.jpg Djémila AlgeriaSétif Province,
 Algeria
Cultural:AlgDje
(iii)(iv)
31 77 1982 [3]
Ruellecasbah.jpg Kasbah of Algiers AlgeriaAlgiers Province,
 Algeria
Cultural:AlgKas
(ii)(v)
50 120 1982 [4]
Ghardaia.jpg M'zab Valley AlgeriaGhardaïa Province,
 Algeria
Cultural:AlgMzb
(ii)(iii)(v)
4,000 9,900 1982 [5]
Tassili rocks.jpg Tassili n'Ajjer AlgeriaIllizi Province and Tamanrasset Province,
 Algeria
Mixed:AlgTas
(i)(iii)(vii)(viii)
7,200,000 18,000,000 1982 [6]
Timgad area.jpg Timgad AlgeriaBatna Province,
 Algeria
Cultural:AlgTim
(ii)(iii)(iv)
91 220 1982 [7]
Tipasa remain 2.JPG
Tipaza AlgeriaTipaza Province,
 Algeria
Cultural:AlgTip
(iii)(iv)
52 130 1982 [8]
Bahrain Fort 7.jpg Qal'at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun BahrainNorthern Governorate,
 Bahrain
Cultural:BahQal
(ii)(iii)(iv)
32 79 2005 [9]
Isa Bin Ali House.jpg Bahrain Pearling Trail – Pearling, testimony of an island economy BahrainMuharraq,
 Bahrain
Cultural:BahQal
(iii)
35,087 86,700 2012 [10][11]
Abu Mena Ancient Monastery 05.JPG Abu Mena EgyptAlexandria Governorate,
 Egypt
Cultural:EgyAbu
(iv)
183 450 1979 [12]
Hatshetsup-temple-1by7.jpg Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis EgyptLuxor Governorate,
 Egypt
Cultural:EgyAnc
(i)(iii)(vi)
7,390 18,300 1979 [13]
Islamic Cairo (2005-05-385).jpg Historic Cairo EgyptCairo Governorate,
 Egypt
Cultural:EgyHis
(i)(v)(vi)
524 1,290 1979 [14]
All Gizah Pyramids.jpg Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur EgyGiza Governorate,
 Egypt
Cultural:EgyMem
(i)(iii)(vi)
16,359 40,420 1979 [15]
Abu Simbel Temple May 30 2007.jpg Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae EgyAswan Governorate,
 Egypt
Cultural:EgyNub
(i)(iii)(vi)
374 920 1979 [16]
Katharinenkloster Sinai BW 2.jpg Saint Catherine Area EgySouth Sinai Governorate,
 Egypt
Cultural:EgySai
(i)(iii)(iv)(vi)
60,100 149,000 2002 [17]
Whale skeleton 2.jpg Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley) EgyFaiyum Governorate,
 Egypt
Natural:EgyWad
(viii)
20,015 49,460 2005 [18]
Flickr - The U.S. Army - www.Army.mil (218).jpg Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat) IrqSalah ad Din Governorate,
 Iraq
Cultural:IrqAss
(iii)(iv)
70 170 2003 [19]
Hatra ruins.jpg Hatra IrqNinawa Governorate,
 Iraq
Cultural:IrqHat
(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)
324 800 1985 [20]
Great Mosque of Samarra.jpg Samarra Archaeological City IrqSalah ad Din Governorate,
 Iraq
Cultural:IrqSam
(ii)(iii)(iv)
15,058 37,210 1985 [21]
Temple Mount.JPG The Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls IrqJerusalem
Cultural:JerOld
(ii)(iii)(vi)
1985 [22]
Petra Jordan BW 36.JPG Petra JorMa'an Governorate,
 Jordan
Cultural:JorPet
(i)(iii)(iv)
1985 [23]
Qusayr Amra.jpg Qasr Amra JorZarqa Governorate,
 Jordan
Cultural:JorQas
(i)(iii)(iv)
1985 [24]
Umm Rasas House ruins.JPG Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a) JorMadaba Governorate,
 Jordan
Cultural:JorUme
(i)(iv)(vi)
24 59 2005 [25]
GabelRum01 ST 07.JPG Wadi Rum Protected Area JorAqaba Governorate,
 Jordan
Mixed:JorWad
(iii)(v)(vii)
74,180 183,300 2005 [26]
Anjar - Cardo vu du nord 2.jpg Anjar LbnBeqaa Governorate,
 Lebanon
Cultural:LbnAnj
(iii)(iv)
1984 [27]
Baalbek-Bacchus.jpg Baalbek LbnBeqaa Governorate,
 Lebanon
Cultural:LbnBal
(i)(iv)
1984 [28]
ByblosPort.jpg Byblos LbnMount Lebanon Governorate,
 Lebanon
Cultural:LbnByb
(iii)(iv)(vi)
1984 [29]
Qadisha.jpg Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab) LbnNorth Lebanon Governorate,
 Lebanon
Cultural:LbnOua
(iii)(iv)
1998 [30]
TyreAlMina.jpg Tyre LbnSouth Lebanon Governorate,
 Lebanon
Cultural:LbnTyr
(iii)(vi)
154 380 1984 [31]
Cyrene8.jpg Archaeological Site of Cyrene LibJabal al Akhdar,
 Libya
Cultural:LibArc
(ii)(iii)(vi)
1982 [32]
Leptis Magna market place April 2004.jpg Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna LibKhoms,
 Libya
Cultural:LibArc
(i)(ii)(iii)
1982 [33]
Theatre, Sabratha.JPG Archaeological Site of Sabratha LibZawiya District,
 Libya
Cultural:LibArc
(iii)
1982 A[34]
Ghadames - Altstadt mit Palmenhain.jpg Old Town of Ghadamès LibNalut District,
 Libya
Cultural:LibGha
(v)
1986 [35]
Tadrart Acacus 1.jpg Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus LibFezzan,
 Libya
Cultural:LibRoc
(iii)
1985 [36]
Chinguetti old town.jpg Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata MauritaniaOuadane,
Chinguetti,
Tichitt,
and Oualata,
 Mauritania
Cultural:MauAnc
(iii)(iv)(v)
1996 [37]
PNBA 43.JPG Banc d'Arguin National Park MauritaniaNouadhibou
and Azefal,
 Mauritania
Natural:MauBan
(ix)(x)
1,200,000 3,000,000 1989 [38]
Volubilis-basilica.jpg Archaeological Site of Volubilis MorMeknès-Tafilalet,
 Morocco
Cultural:MorArc
(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)
42 100 1997 [39]
Royal Palace, Meknes.jpg Historic City of Meknes MorMeknès-Tafilalet,
 Morocco
Cultural:MorHis
(iv)
1996 [40]
Kasbahs in Aït Benhaddou.JPG Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou MorSouss-Massa-Drâa,
 Morocco
Cultural:MorKsa
(iv)(v)
3 7.4 1987 [41]
Ramparts of Essaouira.JPG Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador) MorMarrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz,
 Morocco
Cultural:MorEss
(ii)(iv)
30 74 2001 [42]
Fes, Old Medina.jpg Medina of Fez MorFez,
 Morocco
Cultural:MorMedinaofFez
(ii)(v)
280 690 1981 [43]
Koutbia.jpg Medina of Marrakesh MorMarrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz,
 Morocco
Cultural:MorMedinaofMarra
(i)(ii)(iv)(v)
1,107 2,740 1985 [44]
Tetuan vista desde un tejado.JPG Medina of Tétouan (formerly known as Titawin) MorTangier-Tetouan,
 Morocco
Cultural:MorMedinaofTet
(ii)(iv)(v)
7 17 1997 [45]
El Jadida panorama.jpg Portuguese City of Mazagan (El Jadida) MorDoukkala-Abda,
 Morocco
Cultural:MorPor
(ii)(iv)
8 20 2004 [46]
Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman OmnSharqiyah and Batinah Regions,
 Oman
Cultural:OmnAfl
(v)
1,456 3,600 2006 [47]
Archaeological Sites of Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn OmnAd Dhahirah Region,
 Oman
Cultural:OmnArc
(iii)(iv)
1988 [48]
Bahla Fort.jpg Bahla Fort OmnAd Dakhiliyah Region,
 Oman
Cultural:OmnBah
(iv)
1987 [49]
Land of Frankincense OmnDhofar Governorate,
 Oman
Cultural:OmnArc
(iii)(iv)
850 2,100 2000 [50]
Church of the nativity beth.jpg Church of the Nativity SauBethlehem,
 Palestine
Cultural:SauAlh
(ii)(iii)
1,621 4,010[clarification needed] 2012
Thamudi.jpg Al-Hijr Archaeological Site (Madâin Sâlih) SauAl Madinah Province,
 Saudi Arabia
Cultural:SauAlh
(ii)(iii)
1,621 4,010 2008 [51]
Diriyahpic.jpg At-Turaif District in ad-Dir'iyah SauRiyadh Province,
 Saudi Arabia
Cultural:SauAtt
(ii)(iii)
29 72 2008 [52]
Sudan Meroe Pyramids 2001.JPG Archaeological Sites of the Island of Meroe SdnRiver Nile State,
 Sudan
Cultural:SdnArc
(ii)(iii)(iv)(v)
2,357 5,820 2011 [53]
Gebel Barkal.jpg Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region SdnNorthern State,
 Sudan
Cultural:SdnGeb
(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)
183 450 2003 [54]
Aleppo old city image.jpg Ancient City of Aleppo SyrAleppo Governorate,
 Syria
Cultural:SyrAnc
(iii)(iv)
350 860 1986 [55]
Bosra pano Syria.jpg Ancient City of Bosra SyrDaraa Governorate,
 Syria
Cultural:SyrAnc
(i)(iii)(vi)
1980 [56]
The Jupiter temple in Damascus.jpg Ancient City of Damascus SyrDamascus Governorate,
 Syria
Cultural:SyrAnc
(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)
86 210 1979 [57]
Serjilla 01.jpg Ancient Villages of Northern Syria Syr Syria Cultural:SyrAnc
(iii)(iv)(v)
12,290 30,400 2011 [58]
Krak des Chevaliers 14.jpg Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din SyrHoms and Latakia Governorates,
 Syria
Cultural:SyrCra
(ii)(iv)
9 22 2006 [59]
Temple of Bel, Palmyra 15.jpg Site of Palmyra SyrHoms Governorate,
 Syria
Cultural:SyrAnc
(i)(ii)(iv)
0.36 0.89 1980 [60]
Ruines de Carthage.jpg Archaeological Site of Carthage TunTunis Governorate,
 Tunisia
Cultural:TunArc
(ii)(iii)(vi)
1979 [61]
Dougga theatre.jpg Dougga / Thugga TunBeBéja Governorate,
 Tunisia
Cultural:TunDou
(ii)(iii)
70 170 1997 [62]
Eljem2.jpg Amphitheatre of El Jem TunMahdia Governorate,
 Tunisia
Cultural:TunEld
(iv)(vi)
1.37 3.4 1979 [63]
Parcichkeul3.jpg Ichkeul National Park TunBiBizerte Governorate,
 Tunisia
Natural:TunIch
(x)
12,600 31,000 1980 [64]
Kairouan's Great Mosque courtyard.jpg Kairouan TunKairouan Governorate,
 Tunisia
Cultural:TunKai
(i)(ii)(iii)(v)(vi)
68 170 1988 [65]
Sousse Grosse Moschee.JPG Medina of Sousse TunSousse Governorate,
 Tunisia
Cultural:TunMedinaofSou
(iii)(iv)(v)
32 79 1988 [66]
PatioDarBenAbdallah.JPG Medina of Tunis TunTunis Governorate,
 Tunisia
Cultural:TunMedinaofTun
(ii)(iii)(v)
296 730 1979 [67]
Kerkouane1.JPG Punic Town of Kerkuane and its Necropolis TunNabeul Governorate,
 Tunisia
Cultural:TunPun
(iii)
1985 [68]
Zabid, Yemen.jpg Historic Town of Zabid YemAl Hudaydah Governorate,
 Yemen
Cultural:YemHis
(iii)
1993 [69]
Sana.jpg Old City of Sana'a YemSana'a Governorate,
 Yemen
Cultural:YemOld
(iv)(v)(vi)
1986 [70]
Shibam Wadi Hadhramaut Yemen.jpg Old Walled City of Shibam YemHadhramaut Governorate,
 Yemen
Cultural:YemOld
(iii)(iv)(v)
1982 [71]
Socotra dragon tree.JPG Socotra Archipelago YemHadhramaut Governorate,
 Yemen
Natural:YemSoc
(x)
410,460 1,014,300 2008 [72]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Heritage Centre - World Heritage List
  2. ^ "Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Djémila". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Kasbah of Algiers". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "M'zab Valley". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Tassili n'Ajjer". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Timgad". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Tipaza". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Qal'at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Pearl Diving in Bahrain". USAToday. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "UNESCO World Heritage Site Profile". UNESCO. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  12. ^ "Abu Mena". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  13. ^ "Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  14. ^ "Historic Cairo". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  15. ^ "Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  16. ^ "Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  17. ^ "Saint Catherine Area". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  18. ^ "Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley)". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  19. ^ "Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  20. ^ "Hatra". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  21. ^ "Samarra Archaeological City". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  22. ^ "Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  23. ^ "Petra". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  24. ^ "Qasr Amra". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  25. ^ "Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a)". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  26. ^ "Wadi Rum Protected Area". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  27. ^ "Anjar". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  28. ^ "Baalbek". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  29. ^ "Baalbek". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  30. ^ "Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab)". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  31. ^ "Tyre". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  32. ^ "Archaeological Site of Cyrene". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  33. ^ "Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  34. ^ "Archaeological Site of Sabratha". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  35. ^ "Old Town of Ghadamès". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  36. ^ "Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  37. ^ "Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  38. ^ "Banc d'Arguin National Park". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  39. ^ "Archaeological Site of Volubilis". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  40. ^ "Historic City of Meknes". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  41. ^ "Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  42. ^ "Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador)". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  43. ^ "Medina of Fez". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  44. ^ "Medina of Marrakesh". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  45. ^ "Medina of Tétouan (formerly known as Titawin)". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  46. ^ "Portuguese City of Mazagan (El Jadida)". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  47. ^ "Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  48. ^ "Archaeological Sites of Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  49. ^ "Bahla Fort". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  50. ^ "Land of Frankincense". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  51. ^ "Portuguese City of Mazagan (El Jadida)". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  52. ^ "Portuguese City of Mazagan (El Jadida)". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  53. ^ "Archaeological Sites of the Island of Meroe". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  54. ^ "Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  55. ^ "Ancient City of Aleppo". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  56. ^ "Ancient City of Bosra". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  57. ^ "Ancient City of Damascus". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  58. ^ "Ancient Villages of Northern Syria". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  59. ^ "Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  60. ^ "Site of Palmyra". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  61. ^ "Archaeological Site of Carthage". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  62. ^ "Dougga / Thugga". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  63. ^ "Amphitheatre of El Jem". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  64. ^ "Ichkeul National Park". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  65. ^ "Kairouan". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  66. ^ "Medina of Sousse". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  67. ^ "Medina of Tunis". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  68. ^ "Punic Town of Kerkuane and its Necropolis". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  69. ^ "Historic Town of Zabid". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  70. ^ "Old City of Sana'a". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  71. ^ "Old Walled City of Shibam". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  72. ^ "Socotra Archipelago". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 

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