A million lights

Far from the glare of city lights, the ancient oasis town of AlUla occupies a treasured place in the darkest desert where stargazing takes on a whole new magnitude.

Far from the glare of city lights, the ancient oasis

Come to AlUla and let local astronomy experts guide you through endless night skies on an unforgettable after-dark desert stargazing tour, during which you’ll learn about constellations while hearing tales of how Bedouins have used the stars as navigation tools for centuries. As you look upwards, prepare to marvel at the sight of crisp, clear stars twinkling and glimmering against an inky backdrop.

A night in Gharameel

AlUla’s night-time stargazing experience will of course delight your eye, but it may also take your imagination to another place beyond our galaxy. Relax on Arabic rugs and comfortable seating while an expert guide tells mystical stories of constellations and ancient culture. Beginning at the Husaak Centre at sunset, the stargazing tour to Gharameel also includes a sumptuous dinner of local flavours that completes an evening of celestial wonder.

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AlUla Skies

10 Apr - 20 Apr 2024

During the day, hot air balloons and helicopters offer spectacular flights over AlUla's breathtaking scenery. And come nightfall, you can return to earth for the likes of stargazing, symphonies and drone shows that will add to some unforgettable memories.

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