AlUla Old Town Village
UNWTO Best Tourism Award Recipient
A crossroads of civilisations and oasis city on incense-trading routes, people have inhabited AlUla for thousands of years. By preserving its rich heritage and continuing to flourish as a rural tourist destination, it has been awarded Best Tourism Village by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Today, AlUla Old Town Village encompasses its ancient Old Town, the lush Oasis and AlJadidah Arts District.
Inhabited until the not-so-distant past, AlUla Old Town is a labyrinth of tightly packed streets lined with mudbrick houses, shops and squares. Above it all, a 10th-century fort still watches over the town and its scenic desert valley.
AlJadidah Arts District
AlJadidah Arts District is a vibrant hub of creativity and culture located a short walk from the Old Town. Easily strollable streets are scattered with artworks, as well as being home to a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and art galleries.
Ancient civilisations were built around this oasis for millennia. Today it remains a lush and fertile plain with sustainable farming at its core, together with some idyllic walking trails and a fine collection of cafes and restaurants.
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