AlUla Old Town Tour
GETTING TO ALULA OLD TOWN
Your Journey to AlUla Old Town starts at the Winter Park where you board the air-conditioned coach to transfer you to AlUla Old Town.
Arrive at Winter Park 25 minute prior to 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 of the park.
Winter Park which has a visitor center to pick up your guide and map as well as a variety of food trucks to get you fueled up for the tour.
HOW WILL YOU GET AROUND ALULA OLD TOWN?
Once your bus from Winter Park arrives at AlUla Old Town, you will be guided to AlUla Old Town Welcome Centre, where you will be greeted by a rawi and offered complimentary Arabic coffee, some local dates and water. you will get an aoriantation about the Old Town through the interpretation graphics and replica collections presenated in the objects window, once ready you can then start their journey through time.
First up is the Pilot Area experience, The visitors pathway through the area being conserved, as they will understand the deep connection residents of AlUla have with the Old Town, the Rawi will show the visitors through the I Pad some images of the area before restoration, and how RCU is playing a role in a revival of the dying arts and crafts peculiar to the region including basket weaving.
Rawi’s walks will includ a mosque by showing the big door to the mosque complete with the bolt for the door and to explain the design, the key prayer times. The external entrance. From one of the mosques go up to the roof for a photo of the surrounds = aerial view of the mudbrick village itself, the oases juxtaposed with the majestic rocky outcrops.
Next at AlTantorah Plaza, A path into time, with a small number of visitors as they will have the chance to live that moment of that time by with Al Tatorah Plaza, is a sundial constructed in AlUla Old Town. It was used as a marker for the beginning of the winter planting season. On the 22nd of December, the shadow from the sundial reaches a stone on the ground in the courtyard, marking the first day of winter. The community comes together to share stories about the sundial, agriculture, and the water springs of AlUla. Also, the role of Almu’lem who was playing an essential role in distributing the water between people.
Next stop is AlUla Fort, It represents important local and human heritage and one of the best places for panoramic views of AlUla, visitors will have the chance to enjoy the view and to take some photos and to discover the historical story behind it.
The last stop of the tour is the STCH Road, A glimpse of the importance of the road and the history of restoration by the Tourism Authority in addition to an indication of the stones that were brought from the Dadan site that shows Dadanian inscriptions.
As your tour comes to an end, you will take the coach back to Winter Park.
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