AlJadidah Arts District

AlJadidah Arts District

AlUla's Bustling Creative Hub

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Immerse yourself in this buzzing and arty neighbourhood

As well as being AlUla's creative centre, AlJadidah Arts District is part of the AlUla Old Town Village, awarded the title of Best Tourism Village by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

The AlJadidah Arts District is AlUla’s bustling and burgeoning cultural and creative hub. Beautiful murals add to the colour and creativity of this easily strollable area, which also features the world’s largest hand-painted carpet. As well as hosting regular art exhibitions by local and international artists, arty AlJadidah is home to variety of shops, restaurants and galleries.
AlJadidah Arts District at dusk

Madrasat Addeera Workshops

Discover the traditional arts and crafts of AlUla through Madrasat Addeera. Free weekly workshops are offered on a wide variety of topics; all ages and skill levels are welcome.

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Shopping in AlJadidah

Gathering Square

Base & Boon

Redefining the nail salon experience, Base & Boon blends luxury with escapism to provide exceptional services to their clientele.

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AlUla on Wheels

Inspired by feel-good nostalgia, Good Intentions presents AlUla on Wheels, with music curated by Swizz Beatz. Skate, dance, and explore this old-school, open-air roller rink in the heart of AlJadidah.

This experience is currently unavailable but will return to AlUla soon. Follow @alulamoments on Social to be the first one to know when this experience is back.

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Cinema AlJadidah

Showcasing art-house films, blockbusters and Arabic movies, Cinema AlJadidah is AlUla’s premier outdoor theatre. With a café offering the perfect movie night snacks and drinks, gather your friends and see what movie is up next.

The experience is currently unavailable but will return in October 2023. Be the first to know when this experience returns – follow @alulamoments and @experiencealula on all social channels.

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AlUla Gift Shop

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Dar Mada

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Dining in AlJadidah

Oasis Quarter Abu Jameela Café

Tucked into a secret garden, Abu Jameela Cafe is a cute little hideaway. Served with famed AlUla hospitality, have a taste of local coffee from this family-owned spot.


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Al Hatab Bakery

Come in and enjoy all that Al Hatab Bakery has to offer, from their fresh baked bread, speciality grocery items, and signature authentic Saudi Arabian sweets.

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Incense Road Coyard

Not your average roastery, Coyard brings the community together, one cup at a time. Enjoy your favourite roast or explore other flavours, like a matcha bloom latte.

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Incense Road Ppl.

From the kitchen of OKTO comes Ppl. a fresh new salad bar and healthy dining spot. Crisp and crunchy, you’ll never think of salads the same way again.

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Main Road Starbucks

From Seattle to AlUla, Starbucks has found a new home in AlJadidah. Snap the pic with the antique red truck and check out the spacious courtyard in the back.

*Open Monday - Saturday 4:30pm - 1:30am and Sunday 8:30am - 11:30pm.


Bringing sweet and savoury waffles to Muayada Square, don’t miss out on WOOP! Fresh juices and smoothies round out the delightful menu at this AlJadidah hotspot.

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Food Trucks in AlJadidah - open 4pm-midnight daily

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Popular Spots in AlUla


Once the southern capital of the Nabataean kingdom and Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra’s stunning collection of over 100 monumental sandstone tombs stands in silent testimony to AlUla’s rich and fascinating heritage.



Meaning ‘mirror’ in Arabic, Maraya is a stunning piece of architecture set in the desert canyon of Ashar Valley. The state-of-the-art structure is officially the world’s largest mirrored building and host to a roster of art exhibitions and star-studded concerts.

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Elephant Rock

Gaze up at the breathtaking geological phenomenon of Elephant Rock. Sunset sees the skies burst into colour and the magnificent rock formation turn red, while night brings stargazing under the landmark’s looming silhouette.


AlJadidah Arts District

AlJadidah is a vibrant cultural hub of shops, cafes and public art in AlUla Old Town Village. Beautiful murals add to the colour and creativity of this easily strollable area, which also features the world’s largest hand-painted carpet.


Old Town

Inhabited until the not-so-distant past, Old Town is a fascinating labyrinth of tightly packed streets lined with mudbrick houses, shops and squares. Above it all, a 10th-century fort still watches over the town and its scenic desert valley.


The Oasis

Cultivated for millennia, this spring-fed oasis today remains a lush and fertile plain with sustainable farming at its core. Picturesque trails and a collection of cafes and restaurants also offer a wealth of walking and relaxation opportunities.

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The capital of the Dadan and Lihyan kingdoms, the city of Dadan stands amongst the most significant discoveries in AlUla. Dating back to the late-9th century BCE, the ancient site was meticulously built from stone in the region’s valley oasis.


Jabal Ikmah

Officially recognised by UNESCO for its historical significance, Jabal Ikmah has been dubbed an ‘open-air library’ due to it featuring the largest concentration of Dadanitic inscriptions carved on rock faces in the world.


Ashar Valley

As well as a natural marvel of majestic rock formations and scenic canyons, Ashar Valley is home to some of AlUla's top accommodation, high-end shopping and the award-winning Maraya – the world’s largest mirrored building.

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All-New Experience AlUla App

Check out the new Experience AlUla app to really make the most of your visit to this extraordinary destination. With fast and easy-to-navigate information, interactive features and bookable experiences, you have the best of AlUla at your fingertips. 

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UNWTO Best Tourism Award Recipient

AlUla Old Town Village

A crossroads of civilisations and oasis city on incense-trading routes, people have inhabited AlUla for thousands of years. Today AlUla Old Town Village encompasses its fascinating mudbrick Old Town, the lush Oasis and vibrant AlJadidah Arts District.

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Plan Your Trip To AlUla

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