by Aminath Ifasa
  • 1 minute read
  • December 20, 2022
Exploring AlUla: Here’s All You Need To Know About The Heritage Site

The AlUla heritage site in Saudi Arabia is akin to an outdoor museum. Filled with rock formations, canyons and cliffs, it’s a visual treat and a delight for the history lover in you. Here are a few essential spots and activities at the location that you must explore this winter.

Wadi Al Fann

Spanning 65 square kilometres, Wadi Al Fann is a sprawling desert and a natural, historical and cultural wonder in AlUla. It’s regarded as a major milestone in the Cultural Manifesto of the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) under the vision of His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, Chairman of the Royal Commission for AlUla.

Al Ula from the Air

Witness the marvel of AlUla from an aerial view as you take a private helicopter ride.


The Hegra Archaeological Site is the first World Heritage property to be inscribed in Saudi Arabia. Today, Hegra is best known for having more than 100 monumental tombs carved from rock formations.

Old Town

Get a glimpse into AlUla’s not-so-distant past on the AlUla Old Town Tour. A Rawi (guide) will lead you through the town, where pilgrims, travellers and permanent settlers have congregated through the ages. Inhabited from before the 12th century until the early 1980s, AlUla Old Town offers researchers unique oral histories and the chance to live through the past.

Madrasat AdDeera

Drawing inspiration from the traditional crafts and distinctive aesthetics of AlUla, this space is a lively hub for learning, creation, collaboration and exhibition.

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