AL-Ula

The birthplace of two ancient Arabian kingdoms, the hottest tourist destination in 2020

Mada'in Saleh,  a World Heritage Site.

Mada'in Saleh, a World Heritage Site.

Proud to be Saudi Arabia’s most popular tourist destination and the new top global destination

 

During the 1st millennium BCE, Al-Ula saw the rise of the ancient city of Dedan that became the capital of two successive kingdoms, Dedan and Lihyan, that ruled over the northwest of the Arabian Peninsula.

And at the end of the 1st millennium BCE a new power coming from the north, the Nabateans, installed their southernmost outpost and second most important city 20 kilometers to the north of Al-Ula, in Madain Saleh.

After the Muslim conquest, Alula became a station along the pilgrimage road from Damascus to Makkah Pilgrim caravans used to halt in Wadi Al-Qura to buy provisions and water and to rest.

 
5a1d205aa8f2e.jpg
114643048.jpg
114642698.jpg
114609415.jpg
114609343.jpg
114609540.jpg
B9kjBbVIUAEDCOH.jpg
Ckf3nEqWUAEhyNu.jpg
IMG_1896.jpg
IMG_1898.jpg

Alula, one of the top 5 global destination by 2030

A place like no other. A place that has it all from history to natural beauty.

IMG_1895.jpg
IMG_1891.jpg
Ancient Carvings,  Ekma   Mountain

Ancient Carvings, Ekma Mountain

 

What makes Al Ula unique, that gives it its distinct identity?

Al Ula is one of the most important sites for culture and heritage in Saudi Arabia, standing as a witness to generations of civilizations throughout history.