Located in the northwest of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, approximately 1,000km from Riyadh, AlUla is a hidden jewel, home to extraordinary culture and heritage. This large untouched landscape has landmarks carved by nature, which gives AlUla its natural beauty, and with the recent archaeological discoveries charting more than 200,000 years of human history, AlUla offers many experiences to travellers. The main attractions here are these sites – Hegra, the first UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has more than 94 intricately carved tombs, AlUla Old Town, Dadan, and Jabal Ikmah. Along with the culture and history, you can also explore the extraordinary natural landscapes, lush oases, mind-blowing lookout points for stargazing, valleys, canyons and rock formations, where you can enjoy adventurous activities such as rock climbing, hiking, ziplining, abseiling, giant swing, and many more!
AlUla has remained relatively unknown to the outside world, but now visitors can explore the city's ancient ruins and monuments, which include the tombs of the Lihyanite kings and the Nabataean city of Hegra. One of the striking features of AlUla is its breathtaking natural beauty. The region has towering sandstone cliffs, rolling dunes, and lush green oases which makes this place perfect for nature lovers!
AlUla also offers a range of outdoor activities, from hot-air balloons and rides over the desert in vintage vehicles to rock climbing and ziplining at high speeds over the terrains. Among the natural rock formations, the Elephant Rock in AlUla is a favourite spot for visitors to camp and stargaze. AlUla is also known for its vibrant arts and cultural exhibitions in the AlJadidah Arts District where contemporary artists and musicians come to perform!
Major airport in AlUla:
Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Domestic Airport (ULH)
Top attractions and activities in AlUla:
AlUla old town
Jabal Alfil (Elephant Rock)
Time zone: IST-2:30 hours
Official language: Arabic. English is widely spoken.
Currency: Saudi Riyal (SAR)
AlUla Travel Guide
With many attractions such as historical sites, culture, natural beauty and food, AlUla serves as the right place for your next holiday getaway! To make your holiday planning easy, we've made an online guide to help you find the best experiences and explore the most fun-filled activities out there. To find out more about AlUla, check out our travel guide and get ready to explore!
Photo story of AlUla
AlUla is a phenomenal location with a lot of wonders such as historic sites, culture and natural beauty. Here are some images depicting how the rock formations and historic structures that sit in the desert sands in the glaze of the sun. Take a look!