Looking for a chance to explore extraordinary parts of Saudi Arabia’s human and historical heritage? Now reopened to the public, AlUla is the place to do just that. This heritage site is filled with preserved historical ruins and artifacts that are both natural as well as human-made, where you can now unlock 200,00 years of history.
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AlUla Old Town
AlUla Old Town will be revealed to tourists for the first time in December 2020, which means you can have the opportunity to be one of the first tourists to visit! This village includes a variety of small houses and shops that date back to the 12th century. After soaking in the history that this village has to offer, make a reservation at one of the four restaurants available in the Old Town for an authentic dinner and entertainment experience.
As Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO heritage site, Hegra was the second largest settlement of the Nabateans after Petra in Jordan, consisting of 111 carved tombs. There are many interactive experiences at Hegra that you can choose from in order to be fully immersed in the wonders of this ancient site.
The ancient kingdom of Dadan was home to the Liyanite and Dadanite civilizations around the 9th century, BCE. This is an ongoing archaeological site, where you will be able to learn all about the ancient treasures discovered there. You can also learn about the Lion Tombs, famous for their lion sculpture markings that were used for elite members of their society.
At Jabal Ikmah, you can experience an ‘open-air library’ with collections of inscriptions, rock art, and petroglyphs (rock carvings), all experienced in a beautiful desert canyon. Here you will be given a real insight into the lives of the civilizations that lived there centuries ago, as well as the travellers that passed through.
Reserve a spot at the Barzan Restaurant or AlMakher Cafe for a dining experience under the palm trees.