And then, when everyone was finished playing on the playground, the guys took us to a 1,200 year old palace! I am sure, just what you all did on your Valentines Day? We might not have a lot of date-options here, but Qasr Al Alya was really cool. This place is less than an hour from where I live and it is said to have been built by either Umar bin Abdul Aziz or Zubaidah, the wife of Harron Rasheed. It was used as either a government building or a pilgrim service center as it is along the route taken by the Prophet.
We had a fun time exploring around and checking out the intricately laid stones. I thought the arches were really cool, unbelievable that they are still standing!