AlUla Old Town Tour
ALULA OLD TOWN IS WHERE PILGRIMS, TRAVELLERS, AND PERMANENT SETTLERS CONGREGATED THROUGH THE AGES.
GETTING TO ALULA OLD TOWN
Your journey starts at the Winter Park where you board the air-conditioned coach to transfer you to AlUla Old Town.
Arrive at Winter Park 30 minutes before your tour start time to allow time for transportation.Parking is available at Winter Park free of charge at the designated area near the entrance.
Visit the visitor center and pick up your guide and map. Enjoy a variety of food and snacks at the food trucks available at Winter Park.
HOW WILL YOU GET AROUND ALULA OLD TOWN?
Once your bus from Winter Park arrives at AlUla Old Town, you will be guided to the Welcome Centre, where you will be greeted by a Rawi and offered complimentary Arabic coffee, local dates, and water.
At one of the town’s mosques, your Rawi will highlight the interesting elements of the architecture and design before leading you up to the roof for a photo of the mudbrick village and the surrounding oasis framed by the majestic rocky outcrops.
Climbing up the steps to the AlUla Castle you will have an opportunity to hear all about the significance of this citadel which was built in the 10th century. It is one of the best places for panoramic views of AlUla, so here you will have the chance to enjoy the view, take some photos, and discover the history of the iconic building.
As your tour comes to an end, you can take the coach back to Winter Park, or make your way to the west side of the AlUla Old Town to check out the Handicraft Pavillion.
The new handicraft pavilion at AlUla Old Town will provide an insight into the crafts and arts practised by the residents of the town over generations. Focusing on the palm frond weaving, demonstrations by local artisans and examples of the products they made will provide visitors with an interactive and interesting add on to their tour.
Worked up a hunger? Why not dine at Suhail restaurant. Suhail is 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.
Suhail is located at AlUla Old town and open from 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM. *Temporarily closed as per MOH guidelines.
If you missed the bus back to Winter Park ... Taxis will be available at AlUla Old Town to take you back to Winter Park.
Tip: Visitors can download the Experience AlUla app for an immersive 360 location specific digital guide.
The Old Town Tour from when you arrive is approximately 60 minutes. With the Transportation from Winter Park and back, please allow up to 90 minutes for AlUla Old Town Tour. Daily from 9am-6pm. (Last entry is the 5pm).
- Arrive at the Winter Park - if driving park your car free of charge at the designated area near the entrance - our staff will guide you to the meeting point to join the shuttle bus to AlUla Old Town.
- Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour start time to allow time for transportation.
- Book your tickets in advance and have your printed copy or 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, 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 of your health and safety and stay hydrated.
Coming soon at AlUla Old Town
Dining & shopping
Various retail shops offer prime opportunity for picking up souvenirs of your adventure.
AlUla Old Town has one restaurant now open Suhail. 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. Set amongst the buildings of AlUla's Old Town, Suhail enjoy a buzzing atmosphere overlooking the bustling market square.
One O' One Burger restaurant is opening soon.
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