AlUla Oasis

A nourishing lifeline

In the golden desert sands of AlUla stand lush and inviting groves of date palms that not only produce more than 90,000 tonnes of dates every year but also act as a cornerstone of the natural ecosystem. A welcoming sight for merchants, pilgrims and other travellers passing through this region to Dadan or perhaps Hegra, AlUla’s date palm groves offered much-needed shade as well as wood for building shelters and fuel while offering a precious source of income for local communities.

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What grows in AlUla Oasis?

The shade provided by AlUla’s 2.3 million date palms allows 200,000 citrus trees to bear fruit such as oranges, grapefruit, lemons and kumquats. These trees then protect a carpet of aromatic herbs such as basil and mint, while enabling crops of barley, wheat, oat, figs and olives to benefit from the natural spring water underground.

Things to do in AlUla Oasis

Discover the lush Oasis, nurturing AlUla’s residents, travellers and flora

Know Before You Go 

Insights to help make the Oasis part of your AlUla experience

Location

Location

AlUla Oasis, Saudi Arabia

Yes, The Oasis is free and open to all.

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Yes, there’s a guided tour along 3km of the Oasis Heritage Trail where you’ll stroll under date palms in the fresh air. The tour lasts up to 90 minutes and costs SAR 35. The minimum age is 6 years old, with parental supervision. Audio devices are available in both Arabic and English.

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Yes, the trails are free and open to visitor’s day and night. Stretching almost 6km, these well-signposted trails will guide you past remnants of mudbrick houses, working farms and ancient city walls.

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Yes, dogs are welcome but they must stick to the designated trails, and be kept on a lead at all times. Please also pick up and remove your dog’s waste.

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Free parking is available in a few locations, with the most convenient locations being the Heart of the Oasis Parking and the North Parking near to AlJadidah.

There are cafes in The Oasis to buy bottled water, but visitors are encouraged to bring their own water bottles for long walks.

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Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes serving a range of cuisines and specialities from oasis-to-fork dining, to pizzas, pastas and more.

Everything you need to know

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Practical information

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Things to do

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Food and drink

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What's on

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