What you can expect

Al-Ula, a governorate and city in North-West Saudi Arabia is filled with ancient sites, archeological treasures, and amazing landmarks.

Tourist attractions in Al-Ula

Winter at Tantora Festival

Local and international tourists can enjoy unique events and experiences, including going to historic sites, viewing art exhibits, watching distinguished musical performances, and riding a hot air balloon.

Mada’in Salih (Hegra, Al-Hijr)

Dating back to pre-Islamic times, the archaeological site of Mada’in Salih, also known as Hegra or Al-Hijr is the first World Heritage property to be inscribed in Saudi Arabia.

Elephant Rock (Jabal Al-Fil)

Elephant Rock, locally called Jabal Al-Fil is a huge natural sandstone outcrop that resembles the shape of an elephant with its trunk touching the ground.

Jabal ‘Ikmah

Jabal ‘Ikmah showcases hundreds of etched and relief inscriptions that connect today’s modern world to the Dadanitic and Lihyanic cultures.


Massive human-shaped sculptures were unearthed by the team from King Saud University.

Old Town of AlUla (Al-Dirah)

When you go around the Old Town of AlUla, you’ll see remnants of some buildings made from original materials such as stone and mud-bricks.

Hijaz Railway

The Hijaz Railway was built to transport pilgrims from Damascus, Syria to Madinah, Saudi Arabia.


This mountain located north of the AlUla Valley features more than 450 inscriptions that can be traced back to the early Islamic period.

Fort of Hegra

The Governor of Damascus ordered the construction of the Fort of Hegra to protect pilgrims going to Makkah.

Al-Mabiyat (Qurh)

The Al-Mabiyat (formerly known as Quarh) archeological site dating back to the Umayyad and Abbasid periods is one of the integral early Islamic sites in the northern area of Saudi Arabia and south of Al-Ula city.