Located in the heart of north-western Saudi Arabia, AlUla is brimming with an abundance of natural wonders, sights of historical relevance, five-star resorts, and more, offering you the opportunity to have a summer experience like no other.
1. Take a helicopter tour
Explore the spectacular sights of AlUla’s beautiful desert panoramas and sceneries from the skies. First, take a helicopter ride to get a bird’s-eye view of the renowned sights of the region.
2. First Stop
Experience local culture
Take a guided tour of the rock art trail within the Hegra heritage site. Regional experts take you through the region, giving you a better understanding of the UNESCO world heritage site.
3. Break Time
Stargaze in the bountiful skies
Enjoy the magic of a wild desert stargazing conducted by local experts. Look far away from city lights and wide-open areas over isolated wilderness territories.
4. Take a walk
Walk alongside history at Dadan and Ikmah
Dadan, the ancient capital city, is steeped in mystery. Immerse yourself in the history of Dadan and Jabal Ikmah and amaze your friends with your knowledge.
5. Learn the history
The Oasis Trail to the south of Dadan and the AlWadi region, which leads to AlUla Old Town, lasts 3 km.
The trails also allow you to explore the AlUla farms, a perfect spot for families and nature enthusiasts.
The path is accessible every day from 8 am to 4 pm and is accessible for tourists as you stroll between the palm shade and take in the region’s stunning natural beauty.
6. Road Trip
Road Trip to the sea
For tourists planning to travel to the seaside this summer, the Red Sea’s coastal city of Al Wajh is only a few hour’s drive from AlUla. This spot is considered to be an excellent location for snorkeling.
7. Shop & Stroll
Visit the Market in Old Town
If you are looking for regional souvenirs and traditional wears, visit Old Town Market, and shop local arts, crafts, and more. For example, Desert Design and Otta have local crafts and souvenirs on sale.
8. Last Stop
Savor local dishes
Whether it’s Murtabak from Nakheel, traditional dishes at Merkaz, coffees and juices at Al Rahbas, or the golden-leafed Jareesh and tender lamb at the popular Suhail market – AlUla’s old town has many culinary experiences for any occasion.
Old Town Restraunts
First, make sure to visit the flagship Hegra Boutique near the visitor’s center at Hegra. The store is known to have the most extensive array of products celebrating AlUla’s heritage.
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