Traveling to & Around AlUla

Traveling to & Around AlUla

Travelling to and getting around AlUla is easier than ever!


Thoughtfully put together, this page contains helpful pre-trip information as well as valuable logistical information for once you’ve arrived in AlUla. From information on tourist visas and rental cars to knowledgeable staff at our visitor centres, we’re working to ensure a welcoming and accessible experience for all.

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SAUDI ARABIA TOURIST VISAS
Saudi Arabia has opened its doors to visitors from all over the world with e-Visa, Visa-on-Arrival and Consulate Visa.

Citizens from 49 countries are eligible to secure an eVisa through Visit Saudi website.

Tourists from other countries can apply for a consulate visa through Saudi embassies and consulates. Holders of US, UK, or Schengen visas can apply for the visa upon arrival.

For the most up to date information on entry requirements, especially from countries with new variant coronavirus, travellers should check with their carrier before booking.

 

FLYING TO ALULA
Royal Jordanian, Saudia Airlines, flydubai and flynas fly into and out of AlUla’s International Airport (ULH). The newly renovated airport is a beautiful and welcoming entrance into AlUla, located just 35 km (a 30-minute drive) from the city centre.

For the most up to date information, please refer to Royal Jordanian, Saudia Airlines, flydubai and flynas for the latest flight information.
GETTING AROUND ALULA

There are a few options for travelling around AlUla during your stay. You can ride a taxi or rent a car with a driver or without. We suggest the following companies:

  • Lamar Luxury Car Rental & Taxi Services: +966 558043154 (contactable via phone + WhatsApp for taxi service) Email: [email protected]
  • Al Wefaq Car Rental Company: +966 590795827
  • Daleel AlUla Car Rental: +966 0553338228
  • Bus Service: Air-conditioned AlUla coach buses have a few routes around the city, easily connecting places like Winter Park, AlManshiyah Plaza, Ashar Valley and beyond. Download the Schedule

International drivers should carry a valid driving licence from their country of residence; an international driving licence is also highly recommended.

The ride-share service Kaiian (similar to Uber or Careem) is also available in AlUla. However, we suggest ordering a car 30+ minutes before your intended departure, as cars are very limited in AlUla.

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES
To find the latest information and advice use the Visitor Centres located at Winter Park, Dadan /Jabal Ikmah, and Hegra.Information Desks are also located at Prince Abdul Majeed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in AlUla as well as Shaden Resort and Sahary AlUla Resort.

Operational Hours at Winter Park VC:
Daily from 7:00 AM till 11:00 PM

Operational Hours at the Old Town VC:
Daily from: 8:00 AM till 11:00 PM

Operational Hours at Dadan VC:
Daily from:
8:00 AM till 10:00 AM
3:00 PM till 05:00 PM

Operational Hours at the Airport VC:
Covering all flights arrival schedule


 
WHERE CAN I GET A PCR TEST?
PCR testing is readily available in AlUla at our mobile laboratory. Book online using the easy online portal, available in multiple languages, including English and Arabic. Open 8 am – 11 pm, with at-home testing options.
COVID-19 Precautions
All visitors will be asked to observe the precautionary measures approved by the Ministry of Health which include wearing a mask in public and maintaining social distancing.

Body temperature checks are being carried out on all visitors arriving. Furthermore, in all public places, people are reminded to wear masks and maintain a safe distance of two metres apart and avoid physical contact unless absolutely necessary.

Staff and visitors alike are being prompted to wash their hands frequently with soap and water. You’ll find plenty of sanitisation stations at the main sites. Where handwashing facilities are not immediately available, sanitiser gel dispensers are provided.

A number of essential employees are on-site at any one time. Staff who come into contact with visitors are provided with masks and gloves. High-touch items and surfaces are disinfected frequently and areas are kept well ventilated.

A dedicated security team is on hand to help ensure the guidelines are observed. If you have any questions relating to travelling during the Covid-19 pandemic, please call the national helpline for tourism queries on 930, which is staffed around the clock.

For more in-depth information, please visit our FAQs page.

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