Where to Go & What to Do in AlUla

Where to Go & What to Do in AlUla

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Adventure awaits you in AlUla. Whether you're looking to relax in a one-of-a-kind setting or plan a holiday filled with exploration, AlUla welcomes summer travellers.

Summer holidays here combine legendary heritage sites, including Hegra, with outdoor adventure amidst AlUla's beautiful desert landscape.

After a day of touring, hiking or cycling, relax with shopping and dinner in AlUla Old Town, or a stargazing excursion beneath summer's vast night sky. Explore a vibrant local arts and culture scene or plan your visit around a fabulous upcoming event. See magnificent geological structures, like Jabal Alfil, or stroll through the citrus and date palm groves of the oasis. AlUla offers attractions and experiences for every interest.

Winter at Tantora Festival

Visit AlUla 21 December - 12 February, six dynamic weeks, Winter at Tantora will offer a unique mix of boutique events celebrating music, culture, food and horse heritage.

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Concerts in AlUla

10 December Lena Chamamyan

Lena’s enchanting soprano is sure to excite the stage at the award-winning Maraya. Coming to AlUla on 10 December, her unique style is not to be missed.

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17 December Cheb Khaled Concert at Maraya

An international superstar best known for his hit singles Didi and C'est la vie, live at the award-winning Maraya, December 17.

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24 & 31 December Hegra Candlelit Classics

Hegra Candlelit Classics is a magical night of music. Join us as we surround Hegra in the glow of thousands of flickering candles as the Stefan Lombard ensemble plays a gorgeous five-movement suite in a range of genres.

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7 January Abdulrahman Mohammed

Multi-talented Saudi star Abdulrahman Mohammed is set to take the stage at Maraya on January 7, 2022. Start the new year off in style at this fantastic concert.

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14 January Omar Khairat

Egyptian composer and pianist Omar Khairat is beloved across Egypt and the Middle East. Returning to AlUla for the third time, don't miss your chance to hear his unique talent live at the stunning Maraya on January 14!

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21 January Andrea Bocelli

The world’s most beloved Italian tenor Maestro Andrea Bocelli is returning to AlUla to mesmerise his audience and opera fans yet again during an extraordinary performance at the award-winning Maraya on January 21.

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28 January Majida Roumi

The Lebanese star, Majida El Roumi, lights up the stage at Maraya on January 28. Her operatic soprano will ring across the stage as she sings the most beautiful songs from her extensive repertoire.

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CELEBRATE EVERY MOMENT

AlUla Moments brings you not one but four unique festivals – including the new and reimagined Winter at Tantora. From exhilarating camel races and exciting new culinary experiences to sophisticated arts and music events, it’s time to reconnect, rejuvenate and reinvigorate among the unique landscapes, culture and traditions of AlUla.

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Nature & Outdoor Experiences

Helicopter Tour 30 Minute 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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Sharaan Nature Reserve - 4x4 Safari 4 Hour Experience

Experience the vintage vehicles, see the wild animals, watch the great nature of the reserve

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Yoga Classes 1.5 HOUR EXPERIENCE

Relax in this 90-minute session combining yoga and meditation, easing both mind and body while embracing AlUla’s beautiful nature.

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Camel Trekking in Ashar Valley 2 Hour Experience

Get a glimpse into Bedouin culture, customs and lifestyle through stories and traditional performances, while enjoying local cuisine and shisha at the campsite.

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The Twisted Maze 8 Hour Hike

Are you up for a challenge? Hike, climb and swim your way through some of AlUla’s more rugged landscapes on the Twisted Maze Hike.

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Grand Canyon Hike 4 Hour Hike

A 12km hike takes you though the canyons of Alula. Explore ancient rock art, carvings and the natural beauty that surrounds you.

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The Ridge Walk 3 Hour Hike

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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Hidden Valley Hike 1.5 Hour Experience

Take to the desert after dark and the tranquil ambience that surrounds you on the 4km walk.

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Volcano Hike 2 Hour Hike

Strap on your hiking boots and head out on a remote nature hike to an extinct volcano on Husaak’s Volcano Hike.

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Cycling Trail 2 Hour 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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Oasis Trail 2 Hour Trail

Weave your way through the beautiful AlUla Oasis. This 2 hour tour is self-guided and at your leisure.

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Stargazing at AlGharameel 4 Hour Experience

AlUla is a fantastic place for stargazing. At AlGharameel, you can enjoy a traditional bedouin set-up, with an expert guide on hand to tell you about the stars and constellations, and how they relate to AlUla’s culture and history.

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AlUla Oasis view Trail 2 Hour Experience

Hike up to Alfath mountain peak to catch an unforgettable view of AlUla oasis, with millions of palm trees below you.

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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 and deep pools of water.

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Heritage Tours and Experiences

Hegra Vintage Land Rover Tours 2 Hour 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 1 Hour Experience

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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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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Hegra Rock Art Trail 1.5 Hour Trail

Explore Hegra with a Rawi (guide) and learn the stories of the rock art found amongst the stone.

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AlUla Old Town Tour 1 Hour Tour

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

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AlUla Old Town Market Shopping & Dining

Stroll through the outdoor market and shop local artisans, traditional crafts and cafes.

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How to Book

We have a qualified group of preferred expert destination management companies who can work with you on AlUla travel services and packages.

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Explore The World's Masterpiece

The World's Largest Living Museum Heritage

Take a journey to both the ancient and recent past. Uncover preserved tombs, sandstone outcrops, historic dwellings and monuments, both natural and man-made, that hold 200,000 years of largely unexplored human history.

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A DESERT OASIS BECKONS NATURAL WONDERS Nature & Outdoors

There’s a sense of openness, vastness and quiet that invites visitors to wander in AlUla – among dramatic rock formations, sand-swept dunes, lush valleys and ancient basalt lava flows.

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Thrilling experiences and outdoor excursions Adventure

By day, tour heritage sites, enjoy mountain hikes and experience thrills on zipline tours and cross through the dune on a leisurely bike ride. By night, relax with stargazing and other activities.

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A Land of Wondrous Inspiration Arts & Culture

From contemporary artists creating pieces made for the stunning desert backdrop to local artisans continuing the tradition of ancient handicrafts, the spirit of creativity and ingenuity can be discovered in every corner of AlUla.

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