Set among dramatic desert landscape and soaring 52 metres into the sky, Elephant Rock is AlUla’s most iconic geological marvel. The instantly recognisable form, with its distinctive trunk and body, was shaped wind and water erosion over the course of millions of years.
Known in Arabic as Jabal AlFil, this monolithic sandstone formation is a wonder to gaze upon at any time of the day, but dusk is particularly magical. As the sun sets, colours dance in the sky and this epic elephant turns a magnificent shade of red. When night falls, the skies come alive with the twinkling of thousands of stars.
Enjoy the spectacle from sunken seating and gather around a roaring fire pit to warm up on cooler desert nights. You'll also find a cafe and a restaurant open for most of the year, offering food and refreshments into the night.