Summer Untold

Summer Untold

A summer of splendour awaits in AlUla

AlUla’s unequalled splendour, up to 5°C/10°F milder evening weather and low humidity throughout these summer months make it a unique destination in the Arabian Peninsula. During the day, our verdant oasis gives shade and becomes a place for respite and relaxation. At night, our clear skies allow you an unspoiled view of the stars above. From ancient heritage sites unfolding hidden histories to the unmatched thrills of adrenaline-pumping adventures, your summer is a story yet untold.

How will you write your summer story?

5 Reasons to Visit AlUla in the Summer

1. Escape the Humidity
AlUla has been a haven for travellers across the peninsula for centuries. The magnificent mountains that form the AlUla valley give way to milder weather, allowing for outdoor dining in the evening and morning or night hikes and trails through stunning sceneries. 

2. Summer Meteor Showers
With a 90% chance of clear skies in AlUla as opposed to other major Arabian cities, escape into the wild desert and get lost in AlUla’s expansive open spaces. The ancient landscape is the perfect blank canvas for Mother Nature to paint twinkling stars across clear summer skies.

3. Skip the City Crowds
With packed malls in big cities across the Arabian Peninsula, summer in AlUla allows for a slower pace and more space to yourself. Find quiet contemplation in the AlUla Oasis or capture the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hegra in peace. Instagram vs Reality? Not in AlUla.

4. Disconnect from the Day to Day
Historically a central stop for weary travellers, AlUla has always been a place of respite and relaxation. Disconnect from routine and join us in our serene desert refuge this summer. With special wellness workshops and meditation courses offered at Habitas AlUla, now is the time to focus on you.

5. Immersive Experiences
Take a hike through the Hidden Valley and let the soft glow of the moonlight lead you through amber dunes and across weather-worn sandstone canyons. For the best views of the region, embark on an epic helicopter tour or soar through the skies on an adrenaline-packed zipline experience.

Perfect Summer Pair: Flight + Accommodation

Plan your next adventure with ease. We’ve partnered with Saudia to create flight and accommodation packages for you to explore AlUla and unravel new worlds in an unforgettable summer.

AlUla Legacy 2–Night Package

Package Includes: *Hotel accommodation at Shaden Resort *Half Board *Tours to Dadan & Jabal Ikmah, Old Town *Round trip transfer from Shaden Resort to Winter Park

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AlUla Nights 2–Night Package

Package Includes: *Hotel accommodation at Shaden Resort *Half Board *Stargazing experience, Hegra, Dadan & Jabal Ikmah Tour *Round trip transfer from Shaden resort to Winter Park.

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Relaxation Getaway Experience 2–Night Package

Package Includes: *Hotel accommodation at Shaden Resort *Half Board Meal *Visit Winter Park (Leisure Time) *Round trip transfer from Shaden Resort to Winter Park

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AlUla Adventure Experience 2–Night Package

Package Includes: *Hotel accommodation at Shaden Resort *Half Board *Tour to Hegra, Dadan & Jabal Ikmah, Hidden valley Hike and the Helicopter Tour. *Round trip transfer from Shaden Resort to Winter park

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ALULA'S TOP 10 SUMMER LIST

Take a look at our top 10 experiences to inspire an unforgettable summer, from uncovering ancient history, to flying on KSA’s longest and fastest zipline, to hiking through breathtaking canyons, and to gazing up at a never-ending sea of stars. AlUla is your perfect summer getaway.

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Leave it to Us: Experiences + Hotel

Leave the planning to the travel experts at Alboraq and GoZahid for your next summer adventure. They’ve crafted getaway deals, taking care of hotel and experience bookings so your main focus can be on fun.

AlUla's Top 10 Summer List

AlUla's Top 10 Summer List

Curated Summer Itineraries

Your summer starts here! We’ve thoughtfully crafted 2-, 3- and 5-day itineraries to help tailor your perfect AlUla summer. Whether you’re looking for the Best of AlUla or to dive deep into adrenaline activities, check out these exciting itineraries for ideas for your trip.

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Summer Offers for Luxury Stays

Luxurious eco-hotels and whimsical glamping experiences are just some of the excellent summer accommodation options in AlUla! Check out what great deals are offered this season.

Starting from SAR 799 Shaden Resort

Shaden’s luxury villas, suites and rooms each offer private patios and access to a vast pool and lounge complex, perfect for a refreshing dip. Summer offer includes breakfast and dinner. *Offer is not applicable during the Eid Al Adha period.

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Starting from SAR 999 Caravan By Habitas

The immersive glamping experience at Caravan by Habitas offers luxury off-the-beaten-path. This summer, Feel the Heat is their seasonal endurance-inspired wellness and adventure programming created to push your limits and get you playing at the most unexpected times of day. *Offer is not applicable during the Eid Al Adha period.

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Starting from SAR 2500 Habitas AlUla

The renowned eco-resort, Habitas AlUla, brings luxury living to the canyons of the Ashar Valley. Take a refreshing dip in the pool or visit their farm to table dining concept, Tama. Summer offer includes breakfast and dinner, beginning 21st July.

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Unfold Ancient History

Summer has always been a special time in AlUla, where locals and travellers alike found refuge in the lush AlUla Oasis. Discover the rich heritage and history of this incredible desert gem.

AlUla Old Town Tour

Take a tour with a Rawi (guide) through AlUla Old Town where pilgrims, travellers and permanent settlers congregated through the ages.

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Hegra 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

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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Hegra Vintage Land Rover Day Tour

Explore Hegra with our Rawi as you are driven around in a vintage 4x4 Land Rover, each suitable for up to 7 guests.

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Dadan Vintage Land Rover Day Tour

Explore the ancient capital city of Dadan and examine tombs, excavation sites and thousands of early Arabic inscriptions on the Vintage Land Rover Dadan Tour.

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Heritage Oasis Trail

The Heritage Oasis Trail is a designated trail within the AlUla Oasis with beautiful spots for photos and a few local farm stalls along the way. Guided tours are available.

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Thrills Unmatched

Take your summer adventure to the next level. Challenge yourself rock climbing or fly on KSA’s fastest and longest zipline. Gaze up at the clear AlUla skies, which host spectacular summer meteor showers.

Stargazing Experience

Experience the enchantment of desert with stargazing led by Husaak’s star guide. Surrounded by Gharameel’s mystical rock formations you will look up to a blanket of stars and enjoy a traditional grilled dinner alfresco.

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AlUla Zipline Experience

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

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Rock Climbing

Take adventure to the next level with rock climbing on the spectacular mountains of AlUla. Enjoy this fun adventure sport while taking in nature’s beauty surrounding you.

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Via Ferrata & Canyon Hammock

Aerial challenges and suspended obstacles make up the adventurous route of the Via Ferrata. Whether it's the daring heights or stunning canyon views, get ready to take your breath away.

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Abseil

Experience the thrilling adventure of abseiling down AlUla’s magnificent mountain landscapes. Feel the adrenaline rush as you descend downward and embark on this outdoor journey of a lifetime.

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Helicopter Tour

Take to the skies to experience the breath-taking views of stunning desert vistas and iconic landmarks such as Elephant Rock and World UNESCO site, Hegra. View the world from a new angle and make memories that will last a lifetime.

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Cycling Trail

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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The Ridge Walk

The Ridge Walk is an easy hiking experience that will fully immerse you in the desert environment, marked by awe-inspiring views of AlUla’s stunning landscape.

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AlUla Buggy Tours

Get your adrenaline pumping with a thrilling buggy ride over the rugged dunes and through the stunning sandstone mountains of AlUla!

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Hidden Valley Hike

Take to the desert during the evening and soak up the tranquil ambiance that surrounds you on this 4km walk. Watch the shadows begin to fall as delicate soft hues of pink and orange paint the sky when the sun sets.

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AlUla Bike Hub

From daily cyclists to leisurely riders, the AlUla Bike Hub is your home for everything related to cycling. Explore 26km of cycling trails in the beauty of AlUla from the freedom of your bike. Enjoy a stop at the Bike Hub Cafe to reenergize with snacks, juices and other light refreshments.

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Taste the Freshness of Summer

Bright citrus fruits and farm fresh vegetables bring vibrant colours to the summer plates of AlUla. With beautiful outdoor dining and unique menu concepts, take a culinary tour on your visit to our lush oasis.

Suhail Old Town

A high-end Saudi Arabian dining concept serving dishes inspired by old Arabian Peninsula spices and time-honoured traditions, matched with a modern twist and exemplary service.

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Somewhere

Somewhere, tucked into an oasis farm, is a delicious restaurant with beautiful outdoor seating where modern dishes are fused with authentic Mediterranean flavours.

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Circolo

Located on the edge of the AlUla Oasis sits the charming Italian restaurant Circolo. Find authentic antipasti, artisanal pizza and more in this gorgeous outdoor setting.

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Tama at Habitas

Located in the gorgeous Habitas Eco-Resort, Tama is much more than a restaurant. Meaning ‘here and now’ in Aramaic, Tama embodies one of Habitas’ core brand experiences, the essence of being present and keeping people in the here and now. Reopening 21 July.

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AlNakheel Café

A relaxed and casual dining venue, Palm Garden is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Merkaz

Serving a selection of traditional Saudi plates, with a selection of traditional sweets and hot drinks.

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Pink Camel Pastry Boutique AlUla

Tucked away in AlUla’s famous date palms and citrus trees, find the adorable Pink Camel Pastry Boutique. Try their famous macarons or a savoury snack and some coffee and sit and enjoy the shade surrounded by the perfumes of the oasis.

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ACME

ACME’s unique burgers and delicious bites bring fun new flavours to AlUla’s Old Town. From refreshing drinks to savoury snacks, an exciting menu awaits kids and adults alike.

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Le Moulin Bakery

Delicate French pastries and delicious coffee are served all day long at Le Moulin Bakery, found in AlUla’s Old Town.

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Wacafe

Mouthwatering croissants and scrumptious cinnamon rolls fill the cases at Wacafe. Grab the perfect cup of coffee and settle in at this great AlUla Old Town café.

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Plan and Book Your Trip

One day is never enough. Learn about the different options to make the most of your time at AlUla! You can book your trip through our preferred booking partners or book your trip yourself. Explore all of the wonderful resources available to ensure your trip is perfectly tailored to you!

Flying to AlUla

Saudia Airlines and flydubai fly into and out of AlUla International Airport (ULH). The newly renovated airport is located just 35 km (a 30-minute drive) from the city centre.

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What to Do

Unlock the secrets of this open-air museum, where an exciting collection of immersive experiences and activities bring its stories to life.

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Where to Eat

In AlUla there are many dining options to replenish your energy after a day of exploring. Casual to fine dining options are available.

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Where to Stay

Looking for a place to rest after a long day’s adventure? From high-end luxury to sustainable eco-resorts, AlUla offers a range of accommodation options.

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COVID-19 Information

We strive to make your visit to this amazing destination as safe as possible.

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