AlUla Old Town Tour

Tour on your own or guided by a Rawi through AlUla Old Town, where pilgrims, travelers and permanent settlers congregated through the ages.

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AlUla Old Town Tour

Get a glimpse into AlUla’s not-so-distant past on the AlUla Old Town Tour. A Rawi (guide) will lead you through AlUla Old Town, where pilgrims, travellers and permanent settlers congregated through the ages. Inhabited from before the 12th century up until the early 1980s, AlUla Old Town offers researchers unique oral histories and living memory that the area’s other heritage sites cannot.

With 900 houses, 500 shops and 5 town squares, you can explore a maze of remnants of original stone and mudbrick buildings and enjoy views of an AlUla Castle dating back to the 10th century. Guest will learn about Old Town’s settlers and pilgrims, as well as their motives and methods in the city’s construction.

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Tour Schedule

Tours are offered at the following times during summer  (8 MAY – 31 AUGUST):
Two tours are offered daily at 04:00 pm and 05:00 pm.

This experience is available year-round. The updated schedule for September 2022 onwards will be coming soon.
 
Tour Details
  • Parking is available at the AlJadidah northern parking. Shuttles services are available from the parking zone to the entrance of AlUla Old Town. 
  • Please arrive at AlJadidah northern parking 30 minutes before your tour start time to allow time for shuttle transfer from AlJadidah to AlUla Old Town
  • Guests will need to be at the AlUla Old Town visitor center 15 minutes before tour start time
  • Book your tickets in advance and have your e-ticket ready when you arrive to check-in.
  • Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.
  • AlUla Old Town Tour is a walking tour, so we recommend that you wear comfortable footwear.
  • AlUla Old Town is an open site and exposed to the elements. We encourage you to take responsibility for your health and safety and stay hydrated.

Tip: Visitors can download the Experience AlUla app for an immersive 360 location-specific digital guide.
Recommended attire
  • Both men and women are encouraged to dress modestly in public and avoid tight-fitting clothing.
  • Women should cover their shoulders and knees in public, but do not need to wear traditional clothing.
Refunds & Rebooking
  • We will gladly refund the ticket price of cancelled experiences up to 3 days before the scheduled tour. Unfortunately, we are unable to refund credit card fees.
  • Experiences cancelled within 1–3 days before your tour may be rebooked if timeslots are available but are not eligible for a refund.
  • We are unable to refund or rebook experiences cancelled on the day of the scheduled tour.

 

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Iftar set-menu from SAR 175 Merkaz

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