Harrat Viewpoint

Get a lofty perspective

AlUla is blessed with numerous lookout points that offer an elevated view of the epic landscape, but none quite as epic as Harrat Viewpoint. Stand at what feels like the edge of the world, overlooking deep canyons, the lush green Oasis and incredible rock formations as far as the eye can see.

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Spectacular spot

Harrat Viewpoint, actually the summit of a volcanic mountain, opens in the late afternoon, enabling visitors to arrive and gaze down below at the Oasis, Old Town, and the wider valley before enjoying another wonderful Saudi sunset.

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Panoramic views overlook the oasis city below and the sprawling desert landscapes that stretch into the distance. Sit at the bar for sunset and sip one of their signature mocktails, and as the sky fills with stars, make use of the telescopes.

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Hike to Harrat

Reach the top on your own two feet

Top of Harra Hike

Difficulty level: Moderate

You’ll climb over boulders and rocks to reach the summit, scrambling with your hands in some parts. At the peak you’re treated to magnificent panoramas over the AlUla landscape, before a careful descent back down.

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Know Before You Go 

Insights to help make Harrat Viewpoint part of your AlUla experience

Location

Location

Harrat Viewpoint, Saudi Arabia

The viewpoint sits on top of Harrat Uwayrid, a volcanic mountain situated in a lava field approximately 30 minutes by car from AlUla's Old Town.

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The Harrat Viewpoint is 1,219 metres above sea level and offers panoramic views of the Oasis, Dadan, Old Town, and more.

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Relax on comfortable sofa seating and enjoy the view while being warmed by fire pits as darkness descends.

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You can drive yourself to the viewpoint, where you’ll find free parking. A series of sloping steps leads from OKTO down to the main viewpoint. As Harrat Viewpoint is an AlUla icon, many group tours or packages include it as a stop on their itineraries.

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Sitting high up means Harrat Viewpoint can be breezy and chillier than the valley below, especially in the evening so we recommend you wear a jacket.

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Visitors can enjoy the scenic views from 1 pm to 10 pm.

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There is no charge to access the viewpoint.

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Yes, visitors of all ages are welcome at Harrat Viewpoint

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Many star can be seen with the naked eye, and telescopes on top of the lookout provide an even closer look at the beautiful stars overhead.

Authentic Greek cuisine is served at OKTO. Led by chef Ntinos Fotinakis, the menu has an all-black theme inspired by the geology of AlUla. Reservations are not required, but it is highly recommended to make a reservation in advance as the restaurant can get quite busy.

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Discover show-stopping natural wonders, thrilling adventures, hidden valleys, and a labyrinthine Old Town

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