2024-04-25

3 DAYS 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 reigned 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.

With a casual, rustic setting, Circolo’s Italian dishes use only premium ingredients to create their beloved artisanal pizzas, authentic antipasti and sparkling mocktails.

DAY 1

AFTERNOON

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).

DAY 1

EVENING

Come evening browse the rich variety of handmade crafts, clothes, jewellery and more on offer on Incense Road and explore the AlJadidah Arts District.

DAY 1

NIGHT AND DINNER

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Head into the desert for an awe-inspiring stargazing experience in Gharameel. You’ll also enjoy a grilled dinner around a crackling campfire.

Experience the enchantment of desert with stargazing led by Husaak’s star guide. Surrounded by Gharameel’s mystical rock formations you will look up to a blanket of stars and enjoy a traditional grilled dinner alfresco.

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.

DAY 2

MORNING

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.

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DAY 2

LATE LUNCH

You’ll find a choice of restaurants in Ashar Valley, which fuse global and Middle Eastern flavours accompanied by stunning desert surroundings.

DAY 2

AFTERNOON

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.

DAY 2

DINNER

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.

DAY 3

BREAKFAST

Enjoy a relaxing morning meal at Al Hatab Bakery in AlJadidah Arts District, offering a tasty choice of freshly baked sweet and savoury options.

DAY 3

MORNING

Meandering through AlUla’s wonderfully scenic Oasis, the Heritage Oasis Trail is perfect for a leisurely morning stroll.

DAY 3

LUNCH

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.

DAY 3

LATE AFTERNOON

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.

DAY 3

EVENING

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.

DAY 3

DINNER

Treat yourself to dinner at Tama at Habitas, where the menu fuses global and Middle Eastern flavours accompanied by stunning desert surroundings.

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