Old Town Tour

Stroll among the ruins of mudbrick buildings dating back almost a millennium

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Price

From SAR 70 per person

Booking

Advanced booking required

Tour Type

Guided (English - Arabic)

Duration

1 hour - 90 minutes

Arrival Time

At least 15 minutes before booking time

Age Restrictions

All ages welcome

Meeting Location

AlUla Old Town Visitor Center

Parking

Free parking at South Parking


Overview

Get a glimpse into AlUla’s not-so-distant past on the Old Town Tour. A Rawi (guide) will lead you through AlUla's Old Town, where pilgrims, travellers and permanent settlers congregated through the ages. Inhabited from before the 12th century up until the early 1980's, 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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Experience Location

Old Town Visitor Center

Know before you go

Oct 2023 - Mar 2024

Thu - Sat

08:30, 09:30, 14:30, 15:30

Sun - Wed

08:30, 09:30, 15:30

  • Shuttles are available from the parking area to the entrance of Old Town. Please arrive at the South parking 30 minutes before your tour start time to allow time for transportation.
  • Please arrive at Old Town visitor center 15 mins before your tour start time to allow time for registration.
  • Late arrival for your booked time may result in missing your trip.
Regular:

Adult

SAR 70

Child 0 to 4

SAR 0

Includes:

  • Entrance to AlUla Old Town
  • English/Arabic Rawi (Guide)
  • Tour to Visitor Centre, Tantora Plaza, AlUla Fort, and the recently renovated road
  • 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.

  • Changes and refunds are allowed up to three days before the booked date. 
  • Please note that any bank credit card charges cannot be refunded.
  • Changes regarding dates or times can only be made up one day before the book date and subject to availability. 
  • No refunds or changes are allowed on the day of the event. 
  • Please contact our team at +966 920 025 003 or send a refund request using the contact us form.* If you booked your ticket through a third party, please coordinate with them on policies, changes and updates.