Rock Formations Of AlUla

Rock Formations Of AlUla

Take in the striking scenery that the settlers and visitors to AlUla have enjoyed for millennia, by getting an up-close look at the dramatic rock formations that dot the desert landscape.

The Arch

One of AlUla’s most recognisable, The Arch (also known as Rainbow Rock), is well worth the 90-minute drive from the centre of the city. Its bridge-shaped structure, which resembles a rainbow flanked by two clouds, is a rare sight indeed.

Jabal Alfil

Also known as Elephant Rock, this formation has captured the imagination of keen photographers the world over. As the name suggests, this red sandstone marvel is shaped like an elephant with a distinctive ‘trunk’ and ‘body’ – the result of millions of years of wind and water erosion. It’s a popular camping spot, especially during festivals when the structure is bathed in light and campers can take the chance to ride a horse or camel, keep warm by the firepits, and dine on delights from the pop-up eateries.

AlGharameel

Located in this vast landscape you will find dark thin pillars of stone stretching up to the sky.

Dancing Rocks

Due to its two large pillars that appear as if they are swaying in unison and dancing.

Face Rock

Located amongst the tombs of Hegra you will see a formation that resembles the profile of a human head.

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Hegra Tour 2 Hour Tour

Visit Hegra, Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the largest preserved site of the Nabataean civilisation south of Petra.

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Dadan & Jabal Ikmah Tour 2 Hour Tour

Start your journey through time at Dadan the ancient Kingdom of the Lihyanite and Dadanite civilisations. Next take a 10-minute drive to Jabal Ikmah situated in a stunning desert canyon.

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The Adventure Trail 3 - 4 hour guided hike

Lace up your hiking-shoes and hit the mountains for a half day journey led by an expert guide through the rocky terrain.

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Stargazing 4 Hours Experience

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Cycling Trail 2 Hours Experience

Follow the pack leader on a leisurely bike ride crossing through the sand dunes and surrounded by AlUla’s unique landscapes

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AlUla Oasis view Trail 3 Hours Experience

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Hidden Valley Hike 2 Hour Hike

Connect with nature on this enchanting secluded hike across AlUla’s sand dunes.

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Exhale Yoga Sessions One Hour Session

Lets enjoy the beauty of AlUla and "BREATHE IN" the abundance of nature together.

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AlUla Fresh Farm 2 Hours Experience

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Bike Park 2 Hours Experience

Visit Adventure Canyon's new purpose built Bike Park. This low impact, high energy adventure has bump and pump dirt tracks and is fun for all the family.

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AlUla Buggies Experience 2 Hours Experience

Journey through peaks and dunes on this classic buggy experience. A modern, high impact option to experience a thrilling activity at the adventure canyon.

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AlUla Zipline Experience One Hour Experience

One for thrill seekers, test your nerve by whizzing through the air on the zip line at Harrat Mountain.

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Horse Trail Coming January 2021

Saddle up for this family-friendly guided trek through the stunning AlUla desert landscapes and lush oasis. Up to 20 people can join this trail at a time.

The Oasis Trail Coming February 2021

Weave your way through the beautiful AlUla Oasis, at your own pace. This 2 hours tour is self guided and at your leisure.

Hegra Rock Art Trail Coming February 2021

Explore Hegra with a rawi and learn the stories of the rock art found amongst the stone.

Hegra Vintage Jeep Tours Coming February 2021

Hop in a vintage Jeep and explore the miles of tombs within Hegra.

Alula Old Town Tour Coming February 2021

Take self-guided tour or with a rawi through AlUla Old Town where pilgrims, travellers and permanent settlers congregated through the ages.