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A Summer Splendor awaits you in AlUla

Welcome to the most magical place in Saudi Arabia, AlUla!

There are few places in the world where you can still feel like a true explorer charting the unknown. In many historic destinations, the illusion of discovery is promptly shattered by a jungle of selfie sticks. But in AlUla, deep in the desert in the northwestern region of the country, you might still be able to play out your fantasy of being an intrepid archaeologist for a day.

AlUla’s unequalled splendor, with great weather throughout the summer months, makes it a unique destination in the Arabian Peninsula. During the day, its verdant oasis gives shade and becomes a place for respite and relaxation. At night, the clear skies allows you an unspoiled view of the stars above. AlUla remains largely off the global tourism radar, giving you plenty of space and time for reflection with the monumentality of its beautiful desert landscapes.


1. Escape the Humidity AlUla has been a haven for travelers across the peninsula for centuries. The magnificent mountains that form the AlUla valley give way to milder weather, allowing for outdoor dining in the evening and morning or night hikes and trails through stunning sceneries. 2. Summer Meteor Showers With a 90% chance of clear skies in AlUla as opposed to other major Arabian cities, escape into the wild desert and get lost in AlUla’s expansive open spaces. The ancient landscape is the perfect blank canvas for Mother Nature to paint twinkling stars across clear summer skies.

3. Skip the City Crowds

With packed malls in big cities across the Arabian Peninsula, summer in AlUla allows for a slower pace and more space to yourself. Find quiet contemplation in the AlUla Oasis or capture the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hegra in peace. Instagram vs Reality? Not in AlUla.

4. Disconnect from the Day to Day

Historically a central stop for weary travelers, AlUla has always been a place of respite and relaxation. Disconnect from routine and join us in our serene desert refuge this summer. With special wellness workshops and meditation courses offered at Habitas AlUla, now is the time to focus on you.

5. Immersive Experiences Take a hike through the Hidden Valley and let the soft glow of the moonlight lead you through amber dunes and across weather-worn sandstone canyons. For the best views of the region, embark on an epic helicopter tour or soar through the skies on an adrenaline-packed zipline experience.

What to do in Al Ula!

Adventure awaits you in AlUla. Whether you're looking to relax in a one-of-a-kind setting or plan a holiday filled with exploration, AlUla welcomes all year round travelers. AlUla is such a noteworthy destination because of its layer upon layer of human history and a wealth of natural wonders waiting to be explored.

There’s also a sense of openness, vastness and quiet that invites visitors to wander in AlUla’s living museum. From mazes of dramatic rock formations to rolling, sand-swept dunes to a valley cloaked in palm and citrus groves to millennia-old clues in basalt lava flows, be sure to leave plenty of time in your AlUla itinerary to commune with its expansive natural offerings - so the UHI team is here to help you by suggesting a few of our favorite picks!

  1. For all the adrenaline junkies, AlUla has one of the Kingdom's most thrilling zipline and rock climbing experiences! You can also enjoy the incredible scenery of AlUla mountains.

  2. Explore a vibrant local arts and culture scene or plan your visit around a fabulous upcoming event. See magnificent geological structures, like Jabal Alfil, or stroll through the citrus and date palm groves of the oasis.

  3. There are many options that include small food trucks to fine dining, indoor and outdoor options and so much more to help you replenish some energy after a long day of exploring!

  4. And finally last but not least, you will see and get to experience the return of the Kingdom’s music festival Azimuth, AlUla Wellness Festival and Winter at Tantora.

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