Discover AlUla, a captivating destination in the northwest region of Saudi Arabia with a history dating back 200,000 years. Once a key location on the spice and silk routes connecting Arabia with India and Egypt, AlUla was also capital of the ancient kingdoms of Dadan and Lihyam, which controlled the caravan trade.
The region boasts a stunning landscape of sandstone rock formations, canyons, and expansive deserts. Immerse yourself in its natural wonders and explore manmade marvels like the awe-inspiring rock-cut tombs of Hegra and the well-preserved mud houses of the Old Town.
Things to do in AlUla
Embark on a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed archaeological site of Hegra, once the second city of the Nabataean civilisation. There are more than 100 rock-cut tombs here, set within breathtaking desert scenery. Accompanied by a knowledgeable Rawi guide, admire the intricate facades and inscriptions adorning these remarkable tombs.
Uncover the historical wonders of Dadan, the ancient capital of the Dadan and Lihyan kingdoms, established in the 9th century BCE. See the Lion Tombs adorned with carved lion sculptures, offering a glimpse into the city's rich past. Delve deeper into the region's history by exploring the many rock inscriptions at Jabal Ikmah, believed to date back to the first millennium BCE.
Witness AlUla’s awe-inspiring geological formations, including the giant Jabal AlFil (Elephant Rock), the result of millions of years of wind and water erosion. Consider joining a stargazing adventure at Gharameel, located north of AlUla Old Town. As the sun sets, marvel at the pristine night sky devoid of light pollution, revealing the dazzling tapestry of stars and the glimmering Milky Way.