Where to Eat

Where to eat in AlUla

In AlUla there are many dining options to replishing your energy after a day of exploring. Casual to fine dining options are available.

Resort dining options

Call for reservations Shaden Resort

Shaden Restaurant, Fish Market, Holi and Outback Steakhouse are located at the Shaden Resort. Call to check for hours of operation. Open year round. +966506043344

Book Reservations Online Sahary Restaurant

International favourites, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call for hours of operation. Open year round.

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More dining options in AlUla

Local Dining Options

AlMahkar

This charming cafe can accommodate up to 150 guests. located in the heart of AlUla Oasis, near AlUla Old Town. the cafe is ideal for an artisan coffee sipped in the garden to the sounds of birds chirping in the date palm. opt for the classic combination of Arabic coffee and dates. or try something a bit differenet, such as the iced pistachio flavoured coffee. Sadwiches, cold drinks and a selection of cakes are also available. At weekends, you can dine to live oud music.
Openning hours : 4PM - 12 AM.
Contact: +966 54688856


Nakhel Brazan

Offering a mouthwatering mixture of Saudi Arabian, Egyptian and Syrian cuisine, this 200-seat eatery, located a stone’s throw from Dadan, will win you over with its traditional dishes. Choose from grilled meats, seafood, pasta and more. There’s also a selection of hot drinks and desserts.
Opening hours: From 8am to 11pm.
Contact: +966 541713076.

HERITAGE GARDEN RESTAURANT

Located in the city centre, this atmospheric restaurant serves a variety of traditional foods. Take a seat in one of the private rooms, or settle down on the carpet in the traditional style majlis – the latter is a great choice for large groups. The restaurant is next to a pretty courtyard, which has a small playground for kids. At weekends during the peak season, the courtyard is lined by stalls selling locally made crafts, jewellery and traditional clothes. There’s also a buzzing café nearby, Ghasn Al Ban, where baristas serve gourmet coffees and desserts in an airy and modern setting. Take the chance to enjoy your order alfresco on the rooftop. 
Opening hours: Daily from noon to midnight.

Food Trucks

For times when you want to grab a quick bite on the move, make tracks to the food trucks that are dotted around AlUla. 

Winter Park

Around five minutes’ drive from Elephant Rock, has outdoor seating for up to 150 people and is open from 9am to midnight. 

The Madrasat AdDeera (Girls’ School) food truck

At Al Jadidah is a novel addition to the food truck scene. A converted old school bus, it is run by members of the local community, each of whom makes a mean shawarma. For a quick refresher, you can treat yourself to an ice cream or opt for a healthy fresh juice. Opening in December 2020.

Airstream food truck

For a tasty burger, head to Orange Road to grab a loaded patty.. Enjoy it surrounded by the buzz of the Orange Road market, which sells citrus fruits from the local farms during the winter. Opening in December 2020.
Pop Up Restaurants
AlUla regularly welcomes pop-up restaurants, meaning there’s always a coveted new dining experience to look forward to. A recent example is Awna restaurant, which hosted a different Michelin-star chef every weekend during the 2019-2020 Winter at Tantora culture festival. You can find out about future pop-ups at experiencealula.com or via Instagram @experiencealula.
Coming Soon
AlUla’s four main heritages sites will offer a great range of restaurants and cafés. The first to open will be a fine dining restaurant at Hegra Fort. This will swiftly be followed by a coffee shop overlooking Jabal AlBanat and a further restaurant and café within the area. In addition, you can look forward to two restaurants and two cafés in AlUla Old Town.

There’s also going to be a Middle Eastern restaurant, which draws upon farm-to-table practices at Habitas AlUla, which opens in December 2020. Desert Restaurant at Sahary AlUla Resort is also set to open then. To find out more and to stay up-to-date about all the new openings, please visit  experiencealula.com. 

Fruits of the land

The plentiful supply of water from the oasis has allowed plants and crops to flourish in AlUla, producing ample harvests of barley, wheat, oat, figs, olives, citrus fruits, herbs and, of course, dates. Numerous varieties of the date fruit are grown here, the most famous of which is the sweet and sticky, yet highly nourishing barni date. Citrus fruits are also bountiful – there are 29 varieties in total. We recommend you try the juicy oranges, red grapefruits, sweet lemons and kumquats (referred to locally as maliki). At AlWadi Farm, near Winter Park, you can take a tour with a local farmer and pick your own fruits. Plus, there’s an on-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The farm is open from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 8pm from September to May, and from 5pm to 10pm from June to August.

Dining in AlUla

Where to stay in AlUla

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