Heritage Oasis Trail

The picture-perfect, lush AlUla Oasis captures the beauty and the heritage of AlUla. Take a stroll under towering date palms and smell the cool freshness of the earth on the Heritage Oasis Trail. Meander through remnants of mudbrick houses, local farms and ancient city walls. Sit with locals, sip on Arabic coffee or fresh orange juice and take your time to enjoy the slow pace of what makes the AlUla Oasis so special.

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Heritage Oasis Trail

Stretching 3 kilometres from the Orange Path to the Dadan Visitor Centre, this beautiful, designated trail is free and open to visitors day and night.

With multiple entry and exit points, enjoy a long, leisurely stroll or a short walk along the Heritage Oasis Trail. Find the perfect Instagram shot, framing tall palms in a historic archway of a mudbrick house or the lush green of the farms. Stop at a stall selling freshly squeezed juice, hang out on palm swings and enjoy the beautiful seating.

Guided tours are also available for a more in-depth experience.

Heritage Oasis trail tours

Take a Guided Tour along the Heritage Oasis Trail

Want to go more in-depth in your experience? Let a local Rawi lead you along the trail to explore the deep history of the oasis, water resources, and beautiful local farm stories. Sit with local elders as they explain the local agriculture and important roles of both men and women. Scatter seeds of plants, like mint, carrots and onions, and help feed the chickens, ducks and sheep kept on the farm. Nearby find a mint field and prepare a piping hot pot of mint, lemon, or ginger tea. Finally, relax in the shaded palm tree swings.

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Heritage Oasis trail tours

Take a Self-Guided Stroll along the Heritage Oasis Trail

With multiple entry and exit points, enjoy a long, leisurely stroll or a short walk along the Heritage Oasis Trail. Scattered along the trail, find seven different places for the perfect Instagram shot, framing tall palms in a historic archway of a mudbrick house or the lush green of the farms. Stop at a stall selling all sorts of fresh produce, like arugula, parsley, fragrant mint and more! Take your time to enjoy the slow pace of what makes the AlUla Oasis so special.

Heritage Oasis Trail Details

Guided Tour Information
Hours of Operation  (15 Jul 2022 – 21 Mar 2023):
(15 Jul - 30 Nov): Thursday, Friday & Saturday - Two time slots at (7:30 am & 5:30 pm).
(1 Dec - 21 Mar): Two time slots daily at (08:30 am & 04:00 pm).
Duration: 2-hour tour
Meeting location: Dadan Visitor Centre
Parking: Complimentary at the Dadan Visitor Centre 
Price: 35 SAR
Minimum age: 6 years old, with parent supervision

Guests should wear comfortable outdoor clothing with closed-toe walking shoes or boots. Guests will arrive at the Dadan Visitor Centre for the start of the tour. Guests will take a shuttle bus from the Orange Path to the Dadan Visitor Centre at the end of the tour.

The updated schedule from 22 March 2023 onwards will be coming soon.

Self-Guided Stroll Information
  • Hours of Operation: This is a public trail, free and open to all, with no set hours of operation.
  • Location: The Heritage Oasis Trail has five access points open to the public:
    • Orange Path – Follow the Orange Path from AlUla Old Town to start your journey along the Heritage Oasis Trail.
    • AlKreem Trail – Just behind Somewhere restaurant, find a path that leads to the trail, with remnants of the old mudbrick walls and lush farms still in use. Smell the fragrant mint, coriander and jasmine as you walk.
    • AlMehar Trail – Linking to the Oasis Square in AlJadidah, this path easily leads to the tall palm swings and plush seating areas or allows you to explore the length of the trail.
    • AlShagari Trail – At the north end of AlJadidah, find the palm swings and seating in front of you, or explore further north to find ancient houses and meandering mudbrick walls.
    • Dadan Visitor Center– The farthest of entry/exit points on the trail, visitors will be rewarded with stunning views, peaceful silence and a true sense of the Heritage Oasis Trail.
Parking is available in a few locations around AlUla Old Town, AlJadidah North Parking and the AlUla Oasis. Shuttle buses leave every 5 to 10 minutes from each of the car parks.
Recommended Attire & What to Bring
All visitors on the trail should wear comfortable outdoor clothing with closed-toe walking shoes or boots. It is also recommended to bring water, sun protection hat and some form of sunscreen. If you are planning to walk the entire length of the trail, it is encouraged to bring a light snack and water as well.
Entrance Policy
  • Visitors wishing to do a self-guided tour or walk along the trail do not need register. Pre-registration is required for the Guided Tour.
  • Tawakkalna app status (Immune) must be presented to allow access to the trail for all visitors.

*Guided Tours are suitable for children 6 and above, with parent supervision.
* Please note this space has difficult terrain for people with mobility issues and is not recommended for strollers or wheelchairs.
Heritage Oasis Trail

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