Al `Ula Things to Do

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  • 1. Madinah Salah

    Watch the sunrise / sunset from the Mountain above Al Ula, its amazing, also visits the old town which is being refurbished and is well worth a visit. try the local fruit, its amazing. Very friendly...

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  • 2. Hijaz Railway

    Al-Ula was a stop along the Hijaz Railway, which connected Medina with Damascus and eventually Constantinople. It was built by the Ottomans in the early 20th...

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  • 3. al-Aswad Lion Tombs

    Located a short distance north-east of al-Ula, on the cliffs within the valley in an area known as al-Khurayba, these tombs are evidence of 2600 years of...

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  • 4. al-Ula Castle

    Perched on a promontory 45 metres above historic al-Ula, the town's Castle commands strategic views over the entire valley. It is sometimes referred to as the...

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  • 5. Hegra (Mada'in Saleh)

    Although rich in history and natural beauty, al-Ula is mainly visited because of nearby Mada'in Saleh, the Nabataean city of Hegra, a UNESCO World Heritage...

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  • 6. Old al-Ula

    Abandoned by its inhabitants for more modern facilities only about 40 years ago, the old village of al-Ula, or al-Deera as it is locally called, is now all but...

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  • 7. Other things to see & do in al-Ula

    There are a few other activities and sites in al-Ula which I regrettably did not get to see or do, mainly due to time constraints. First of all, the...

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  • 8. The Oasis

    A rare sight in Arabia, the green oasis of al-Ula is a welcomed change from the harsh desert scenery. The valley's geographic situation graced the area with...

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  • 9. Rock formations of al-Ula

    The mountains surrounding al-Ula are of extraordinary beauty. Many of them have unusual natural rock formations that make a striking backdrop to any photo. For...

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  • 10. Modern al-Ula

    The modern town of al-Ula spreads across the entire valley from north to south. Its architecture is typical of modern Saudi Arabia and not particularly...

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  • 11. al-Ula Gate

    Of a modern construction, this gateway is the symbolic entrance into the new town of al-Ula. It is located at the southern edge of town in the middle of a...

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  • 12. Old al-Ula: Inside the houses

    Many of the abandoned houses of Old al-Ula are open for inspection. Entering any of the houses gives an eerie feeling that the owners may have abruptly left...

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  • 13. Mijeb Mosque (?)

    Located just below the castle of al-Ula, this stone structure is an old Mosque with foundations probably going back to the establishment of al-Ula in the 13th...

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  • 14. Alleys of Old al-Ula

    The streets of Old al-Ula consist of a maze covered narrow winding alleys, designed to confuse the intruder and to shield the local from the sun. The mix of...

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  • 15. Old 'Ula

    An absolute MUST on your trip to Al 'Ula.Go inside the old-town and see how the provincial urbanised Saudi population lived until the late 1970.This visit...

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  • 16. Elephant Rock

    The Elephant Rock, 5km south of the Mada’in Saleh site gate, a natural beauty produced in the sandstone by the regular sandstorms over thousand of years.(c)...

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  • 17. The Old City of Al Ula

    This is a rare example of an Islamic City, which goes back to the 7th century H/11th A.D. The building material was reused stone brought from archaeological...

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  • 18. Al Mabiyat

    Mabiyat archaeological sites occur at 15 km to the south of Al Ula near Mugheira village. Its history goes back to the Umayyad and Abbasid periods. Ruins of...

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  • 19. Al Khuraiba Tombs

    Al Khuraiba is one of the sites attributed to the Kingdom of Lihyan, which dominated the area during the period between the 6th and 2nd century B.C. Pottery...

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  • 20. Mada'in Salih

    al-Ula acts as the main doorway to Mada'in Salih; the historical and touristic spot. It takes around 30 minutes to get to MD. The only accommodation available...

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  • 21. the Old al-Ula

    The actual town of al-Ula is divided into two parts regardless how small both are. The modern one and the old al-Ula. The old part still keeps the old houses,...

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  • 22. Hijaz Railway Station

    This was the only railway connecting Saudi Arabia with the outer world. It was built and established by the Ottomans. Then bedouins bombed it and stopped it to...

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  • 23. the Islamic Turkish Fort

    This castle goes back to the Ottoman time when they built it for pilgrims and acted as a stop station for pilgrims passing by, either coming from north; Sham or...

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  • 24. Sunset view point

    Do not miss the sunset from a hilltop near Al-Ula. It gives you a very impressive global view of the region.

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  • 25. Lihyanite Inscriptions

    Some of the tombs have Lihyanite inscriptions probably stating the name of the dead and/or the name of the architect/builder.

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