3-Day Best of AlUla Summer Itinerary
This carefully crafted 3-day itinerary highlights the best sites and experiences on offer in AlUla over the summer. Learn about the ancient civilisations that once reined here, feel the thrill of taking to the skies over AlUla, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of AlUla’s timeless landscapes.
Day 1: Old Town exploration and desert stargazing
Begin your 3-day stay in AlUla with an exploration of its historic and fascinating Old Town. After lunch discover the AlJadidah Arts District, and end the night under the shimmering cosmos with a stargazing tour.
Refuel with an authentic Italian dining experience complete with artisan pizzas topped with locally grown ingredients.
Start your visit to AlUla with a tour of its fascinating mudbrick-built Old Town, either on your own or with a Rawi (local guide).
Come evening browse the rich variety of handmade crafts, clothes, jewellery and more on offer on Incense Road and explore the AlJadidah Arts District.
Night and dinner
Head into the desert for an awe-inspiring stargazing experience in Gharameel. You'll also enjoy a grilled dinner around a crackling campfire.
Day 2: Adrenaline-fueled thrills, ancient tombs and local flavours
Day two begins with mountain-based excitement at AlUla's Adventure Hub. Afternoon is a visit to the fascinating UNESCO-designated site of Hegra, before returning to Old Town for authentic local dining.
Start the day with the heart-pumping Giant Swing experience at AlUla's Adventure Hub, where you leap from a ledge and fly through canyon walls.
You’ll find a choice of restaurants in Ashar Valley, which fuse global and Middle Eastern flavours accompanied by stunning desert surroundings.
Choose from two ways to explore the fascinating stone-carved tombs at Hegra – either with a group tour or in a private vintage Land Rover.
Return to Old Town for a taste of Parisian cuisine with sumptuous steak frites at Entrecôte, accompanied by stunning rooftop views.
Day 3: Explore the Oasis, ancient kingdoms and Elephant Rock
A stroll and lunch in the Oasis are followed by a trip to explore the former ancient kingdoms of Dadan and Jabal Ikmah. Afterwards, witness a stunning sunset at iconic Elephant Rock, before fine dining in the desert.
Enjoy a relaxing morning meal at Al Hatab Bakery in AlJadidah Arts District, offering a tasty choice of freshly baked sweet and savoury options.
Meandering through AlUla's wonderfully scenic Oasis, the Heritage Oasis Trail is perfect for a leisurely morning stroll.
Stop for lunch at Daimumah Restaurant immersed in this particularly picturesque part of the Oasis. Or for a lighter meal there’s a cafe too.
Explore the former Lihyanite and Dadanite kingdoms with a trip to Dadan and Jabal Ikmah – all in the comfort of a private vintage Land Rover.
While witnessing AlUla’s iconic Elephant Rock is a marvel at any time of day, head here for sunset and you’re treated to a particularly magical sight.
Treat yourself to dinner at Tama at Habitas, where the menu fuses global and Middle Eastern flavours accompanied by stunning desert surroundings.
Your adventure starts here! We’ve thoughtfully crafted different itineraries to help tailor your perfect AlUla getaway. Whether you’re looking to dive deep into the history of AlUla or feel the rush of our adrenaline activities, check out these exciting itineraries for ideas for your trip.
Events and Experiences Not to Miss
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