The Best of AlUla
This carefully curated 3-day itinerary showcases the best sites and experiences AlUla has to offer. Be inspired by the different ancient civilisations that once ruled the region, feel the adrenaline rush of our adventure experiences and immerse yourself in the endless natural landscapes of AlUla.
Day 1: Desert hiking, authentic dining and market browsing
From strolling Acacia Trail to discovering AlUla Old Town, your first day is filled with some of the scenic and historic highlights of AlUla. Come evening, browse handicrafts on the Incense Road and colourful art of the AlJadidah Arts District.
Explore desert dunes and sandstone mountains, pass through rocky cracks and gaze upon ancient inscriptions on the four-hour Acacia Trail tour.
Brunch or Lunch
Stop for a bite at this the wonderfully authentic AlNakeel Café with its regional specialities and traditional-style seating surrounded by scenic panoramas.
No visit to AlUla is complete without a tour of its fascinating mudbrick Old Town, whether on your own or with a Rawi (local guide).
Dine at Tawlet Fayza from a menu inspired by the authentic regional recipes the owner's grandmother used to make.
Browse the rich variety of handmade crafts, clothes, and jewellery on offer on Incense Road in AlJadidah as well as its abundance of art.
Day 2: Elevated adventure and archaeology
Start the day with an adrenaline rush in the Adventure Hub, before authentic farm-to-table dining for lunch at Beit Wafa. Afterwards, choose from several ways to visit to the must-see archaeological site of Hegra, before dinner in the awe-inspiring setting of Awna.
Day two begins with an early start at Adventure Hub, AlUla’s centre for all things guaranteed to get your heart pumping.
Stop at Beit Wafa for brunch for authentic Arabic cuisine with a contemporary twist and sweeping vistas over the scenic landscape.
Choose from various ways to experience this UNESCO World Heritage Site – hop-on hop-off bus, vintage Land Rover or even in a horse-drawn carriage.
Surrounded by illuminated carved stone and soaring desert rock of Hegra, few places offer such a majestic dinner setting as Awna Restaurant and Tea Lounge.
If you fancy a sweet after-hours treat to end the day, then head to Alfa's Lounge which is open until late in a hidden canyon.
Day 3: Explore the ancient kingdom of Dadan and Jabal Ikmah
Discover the fascinating sites of ancient civilisations Dadan and Jabal Ikmah, before unwinding with some retail therapy and spa pampering. End your three-day adventure with exquisite dining and iconic Elephant Rock.
Start your third day of adventure with brunch at the charming Pink Camel Pastry Boutique surrounded by fertile farm scenery.
Jump in a vintage Range Rover and explore the former kingdom of the Lihyanite and Dadanite civilisations with a trip to Dadan and Jabal Ikmah.
L’Opera at Ashar Valley Fashion do an excellent line in lunch-time treats, plus there's time for a spot of shopping afterwards.
It's time to really unwind with a trip to the spa at Banyan Tree AlUla, where they blend Asian rituals and Arabian traditions.
For an exquisite dining experience, this award-winning Japanese restaurant offers truly world-class cuisine.
Seeing AlUla’s Elephant Rock is a marvel at any time of day, but head here for sunset for a particularly magical experience.
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
While you can use these itineraries to plan your perfect AlUla trip year-round, don't miss out on one-of-a-kind events, concerts and more throughout the year. Use this up-to-the-minute event schedule to search by date for special events, festivals and happenings to upgrade your AlUla experience.
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